hiking

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A playground for dogs, literally saw one jumping for joy frolicking through the tall grasses.

Hiking is flat and enjoyable.

on Confluence Trail

nature trips
24 days ago

First time to area today. Friendly people and dogs. School group lunching at bird blind, so unable to enjoy this today. Great place for nature walk with the dog.

trail running
1 month ago

dogsdogsdogsdogsdogsdogsdogs!!!

Not the best for trail running but beautiful views of Mt. Hood and rivers. Also dogs.

pretty flat, nice area to walk around. most pups are super chill and obey even off-leash. only some were untrained and obnoxious. great little place to walk around - didn’t see where to cross the river to get to more of the delta, but got a good 10k steps in nevertheless! would visit again.

trail running
3 months ago

This is the only place where people can take their dogs to run around off leash for endless acres surrounded by beautiful rivers and woodlands. The trail route listed above is only a suggestion of the endless way you can configure the maze of trails. It even includes crossing the channel, Which can only be done by fully swimming, which I would only suggest in the summer when it is warm and the waters are low, or by boat.
The only people not rating this five stars is a singular person, Sam M. Sam, we hear you. You think this should be a birdwatching sanctuary and you don’t like dogs. I wish I could take my dog to Oxbow or Dabney, but I can’t, not even on-leash, those are reserved for people like you. Please enjoy.

Hundreds of families walk their dogs here everyday nobody cares about bird watchers. 68% of American households own a dog, deal with. There are thousands of other places you can go peep creepily on birds. This is the third review you have left on this hike complaining about dogs.

This place is has potential to be a more serene, restored river delta for birdwatching, picnics, etc. I came here long before it was promoted as dog park.

There's a missed opportunity for this to be a more serene, restored river delta conducive to birdwatching, picnics, etc. Pretty much a dog park so watch your step.

This is a great dog-friendly park with miles of branching trails and a nice variety of both open fields and forested areas, as well as plenty of shallow water for the dogs to play in - a dog's dream! Our dog had a blast running through the fields and trees and playing with the other dogs. The trail can also be used by walkers, runners, bikers, and horses, but be aware that there are dogs running off leash everywhere throughout the park. There aren't many trail markers and the ones that exist aren't very clear, so we had to use Google Maps to figure out where we were and what direction we were headed, but the trails themselves are very easy to follow and are mostly dirt/gravel. The banks of the river (and a few parts of the trail) can be rather muddy, but the water is fairly calm and slow-moving - great for splashing or swimming.

Be sure to bring bug spray! We went in the middle of the day in mid-June and the mosquitoes were horrible! Both of us and our dog ended up covered in mosquitoes every time we stopped moving and we went home with multiple mosquito bites.

I'm giving this five stars because it has been an amazing place to take both my kids and dogs. Almost every time we go we have an adventure. The trails are all extremely easy to hike, and there always seems to be off shoots here and there that can lead to new adventures. Access to water is easy, and at the right times of year (Summer) there are some great shallows to play in the Sandy River with kids and pups.

Be prepared for families, lots of dogs, and if we are in any of the three rainy seasons mud. Dress warm, as wind does pick up.

Some parts of the trails are under water. Very flat easy walk. Lots of dogs and a fair amount of people.

Dog friendly, not so much people friendly. As stated, lots of dog off leash leading to mass dog drama/chaos. Bonus: dog poop, poop bags littered about, etc. Would otherwise be pleasant for a quick near-burbs stroll. Would make a great bird sanctuary. Calmness :)

I love this place specifically because i can bring my fur baby here and let her run free w/o having to leash her and i's a good amount of trail walking for humans too. We come here as often as we can!

walking
8 months ago

muddy but good.

very pretty loops. lots of BlackBerry bushes awaiting to go green again! lots of dogs out with there people today.very pleasant park. pups poops appear to be picked up well by there people. responsible which is nice.

This is a short, relaxing, very dog friendly hike. There are a couple great views of the delta but it gets pretty muddy and there isn't a section where you can actually walk along the river(s). There are also a lot of off leash dogs.

Delta is interesting area with a maze of trails. Following the in/out shown here is not a standout. We included the route to the Maya Lin Confluence Project bird blind for a much more well-rounded walk.

Great place to take my dog to hike :) Lots if friendly people too! Would recommend

Such a wide open space for dogs to be off leash and explore. A place that, no matter how many parking spots are filled, it's easy to separate from the crowd once you get going. It's mainly flat hikes, but beautiful none the less. It has river access if your fury buddy wants to swim too. In the Fall/Winter it gets muddy, but no one should complain.

lost my virginity in this area,.someone help me find it.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

It's a nice easy stroll as it's pretty flat. There are a lot of side trails and they all criss cross each other so we actually ended up on a different trail then the one shown here. Good for all skill levels as you can take different trails to change the length. Found a lot of blackberry brambles with ripe berries....an Oregon treat that was great!

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

trails aren't marked very well but we had the time of our lives.

meh. kind of an evergreen waterfall guy.

Love this place. Beautiful area with open fields, zig zagging foot paths. Basically, it's the place dogs dream about.

One of the favorite in-town hikes for myself and the pups... miles of intertwined trails on 1400 acres with access to both the Sandy and Columbia Rivers. Trails are signed, but with no directions back to parking lot - keep tracking back towards the freeway (south - and west if you're out on the east end) and you'll get there. Find the Boundary Trail). Dogs off leash in majority of park (watch the signage - Rangers do ticket if you don't snap the leash back on when on the Boundary Trail). Friendly park - most humans are good about knowing if their dogs are appropriate off-leash, have only had one difficulty in 50+ trips (which was actually with one of three leashed dogs that the handler didn't have handled). Very busy park all seasons, so if you're looking for solitude, you will find it only in moments - parking lot always full in summer and you may need to park outside gate on the access road. Bring a container in blackberry season!

Really liked this place. Dogs are allowed off leash and there's a nice sandy area near the water with plenty of room to play/picnic with the family and pets. This is also a good place for some trail running. Only problem is there's a ton of trails to take with only a couple of posted trail direction signs, so make sure you know what direction you're going in.

Bad place to hike! Maybe ok to take your dog out for a stroll but that's it. Signing is really bad so it's very easy to get lost. I wandered for about 30 minutes, no clue as to where I was going. Finally saw someone but she was lost as well. Eventually made it back to the parking lot.

A little hike in to the water (gravel path most the time). I liked that there was space on the beach to let my dog play off leash on the beach. Everyone is so nice.

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