Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Camas, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.8 miles
59 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


no dogs

An great location for a walk, with many opportunities for views, photos, and enjoying wildlife. Gravel paths make for easy travel through this gem at the entrance to the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area. Teeming with wildlife at the eastern edge of Camas and Washougal, Washington, the 1,049-acre Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge presents a fantastic opportunity to connect with nature through hiking and wildlife observation. Over 200 of the 300 bird species seen in Clark County have been observed on this relatively small refuge, making Steigerwald Lake an excellent birding destination. The northeast section of loop portion is closed October 1 thru April 30. There is a wildlife sighting board where you can add what you've seen; the day I went (7/23/17) the board was full with sightings (turtles, deer, falcons, etc) from the past several days, though I didn't see anything except the ubiquitous ducks, robins, swallows and purple martins. Great place for kids.

15 days ago

Although the description says this trail is near Troutdale, Oregon, I think it's more accurate to say it's near Camas, Washington. Given that it is in Washington, as easy exit off Hwy 14.

When we hiked this evening, there was moderate traffic initially though by the time we left at 9pm there was only one other person.

We did a bit of a loop to extend the hike - went through the door onto the seasonal trail and up to the Lewis & Clark Discovery Greenway Trail. took a left and went to a small clearing with an excellent view of Mt Hood, then back along the Greeway Trail until it intersected with the main Wildlife Art Trail, then turned onto that to get back to the trailhead. It ended up being a 4.5 mile loop according to my GPS.

We saw an adolescent deer, bunnies, a family of ducks, a heron, a number of birds, and a few dragonflies.

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Great if you just want to get steps and see some nature. Within 5 minutes we saw a doe and a bald eagle. Not much elevation, very easy walk.

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10 months ago

What a great Labor Day hike got there a little past sunrise watched four Hawks playing way out in the field watched deer grazing 20 yards from us. Best picture of the day was a bobcat near the Lewis and Clark trail dike area he came out of the trees and sat in the grass for about 30 seconds and then ran off into the woods we got three nice pictures before it disappeared we will be going again or a sunset walk

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

I love this trail ...come early in heat really small amount of dogs as to not disturb the wildlife. My pet peeve perfect for photographers but gravel trails make for a hard shot one photographer I spoke to said it was like walking in potato chips lol otherwise beautiful, peaceful hike.

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Easy going trail that is family friendly. I've used this trail multiple times if I want an easy going walk or a quick bike ride.