Snag Boat Bend Wildlife Refuge is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Halsey, OR that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
This path will take you first over a boardwalk then along a mowed grass path around a big bend of the Willamette River. You'll see lots of songbirds, beaver activity, and ospreys circling above. At one point you'll be directly beneath an osprey nest with the amazing birds crying at you for being too close to their home. This is technically a loop trail but if you visit in spring time the water level of the river may be too high for you to cross back over.
This is an appealing "out of the way" small wildlife refuge in a bend of the Willamette River. Only 2.5 flat miles out and back but offering peaceful scenery, wildlife viewing opportunities and just a nice, short, enjoyable outing. Peoria road is close by and road noise will sometimes interfere with what is otherwise a rather intimate setting.