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Wapato Loop Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Wapato Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles 49 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running


horseback riding





wild flowers


A great year-round bird-watching loop on Sauvie Island. This walking loop around the Wapato Access Greenway State Park on Sauvie Island is a great destination year-round for bird watching. This loop will take you to a viewpoint over a marshy area where you may see herons and various song birds, to Hadley's Landing over the Multnomah Channel, then around the north end of the park back to the car.

3 months ago

Nice, flat, well-maintained trail. Not super inspiring but great for kids.

4 months ago

love this quick easy loop it can get quite muddy but wild life is amazing

4 months ago

4 months ago

Numerous Pacific tree frogs amongst the leaves and sprinkled with cottony pods all over side trail to dick and water edge nice very flat and clear nice walk

5 months ago

The Wapato Loop offers the perfect forest escape in the Portland/Vancouver area, which is saying something. I think it might just be my favorite easy hike in our region. The trail is as green as it is peaceful.

The Wapato Loop offers the sense of being lost in the woods without causing you to be in fact lost in the woods. It's an easy trek, and the trail is defined well enough so that you never feel at a loss of direction.

At the center of the loop is a big duck pond, which is appealing in a very modest sense. There's a wide variety of plant life on the loop, including some very ancient oaks.

While not officially a part of the trail, the docks on the southern tip of the Wapato Loop are an easy stroll. The best water views on the trail can be had from here, and there are even picnic tables not too far away from the docks themselves.

8 months ago

Nice, peaceful trail with, during the right time of year, lots of cranes and other water fowl to be seen in the wetland area. Great trail for running!

1 year ago

It is a very beautiful and peaceful trail.

1 year ago

A nice easy dog-friendly wide path around the duck pond. Saw a few deer but no fowl in November. Very relaxing. Adequate parking, picnic tables a few hundred yards away.

2 years ago

A decent 2 mile hike. Very easy. Has a few areas you can picnic at with tables. We went in the middle of September so there was no "lake".

2 years ago

3 years ago

Great little loop, perfect for young kids. There is a duck blind, views of Virginia Lake, and a little offshoot to a great dock to stop and eat lunch or fish. Picnic tables also scattered around. Saw small wildlife, flowers as well. My 3 year old did it with me and loved it - he wants to go back.