Explore the most popular forest trails in William L Finley National Wildlife Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

nature trips
14 days ago

I took this loop to learn about 100 different native weeds, flowers, plants and trees. The trail has quite a bit of poison oak, best to stick well to the trail. A stream and 2 ponds (1 with a bench) are along this trail so good chance to spot frogs. Of coarse, this is a goodly place for birding.

birding
4 months ago

Nice trail for walking or birding, but there are signs posted around the parking asking people not to run on the trails. Too bad.

hiking
6 months ago

easy trail. only saw 4 other people on a Sunday on a 2 hour walk.

walking
10 months ago

Good nature trail to walk on. Gives good views of the marsh

Short, easy walk through a beautiful wooded area, ending in a great observation point over the wetlands. Many varieties of birds and smaller animals.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

Great trail right off the head quarter's parking lot. Several large muddy/standing water areas that required more careful management if people were concerned with muddy or wet shoes. This trail also links to the Woodpecker Loop for a longer hike.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Pretty short hike, but worth it. I did it close to sunset and it was very pretty. But the park closes at dusk

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Great hike for the family. Short and very easy.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

This is a beautiful trail. Near the top of the hill, you'll have a lovely view overlooking the willamette valley. There are benches around a large oak at that overlook (great place for birdwatching), and a little later in the trail by a stunning reflecting pool. Be aware, there are many critters along this path, so watch for the snakes, deer, elk, and birds!

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
10 months ago

Saturday, March 25, 2017

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016