Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Not my favorite trail. Very rough and muddy. I turned around and went back about halfway through because I really wasn’t enjoying it very much.

nature trips
17 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.

We enjoyed a nice walk there. There were no other people around.

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

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

I recorded the one-way hike from the gated road at the parking lot. I tried going the boardwalk way first, but encountered high water. Really nice walk! I think I had the whole refuge to myself this afternoon!

walking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

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.

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!

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

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