Jackson Bottom Wetlands Loop Trail

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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hillsboro, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.2 miles
32 feet

kid friendly



trail running




no dogs

Take the time to explore one of the best educational centers in the Pacific Northwest. This 725 acre wetland preserve is home to numerous nesting Great Blue Herons a variety of shorebirds and even nesting bald eagles. There are numerous trails for the whole family with multiple viewing areas and binoculars and scopes available to visitors at the main building. One of the best times to visit the preserve is during fall migratory season.

2 months ago

very nice hike

nature trips
2 months ago

Come here often, it’s close to home with tons of wildlife and gorgeous scenery! It’s an easy walk and you can expand it by going from one end of the park to the other. Also a good location for pokestops and gyms, if you’re into that sort of thing!

11 months ago

I wish there were more of this wonderful place to explore! Also, there was a noisy generator running on one side.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Most of the trail were closed during our visit last year. The places that were opened were very messy with goose droppings. Shorter trail sections near visitor center were nice.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Education center is pretty cool with stuffed versions of local animals. The coolest display is of a GIANT eagles nest. The southern trails themselves were the only ones open today and they were not very impressive. very little views. I hope the northern trails are better when they are restored.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Too many people. Everyone feeds the wildlife.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nice area to see birds and go for a walk. Also a gazebo and little science center is available.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The visitor's center os awesome! You should definitely check it out.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Early November in a year of unseasonably warm weather, my daughter and I didn't see many water fowl. They were still up north. We did see lots of critters. We crossed paths with squirrels, frogs, a rabbit and a snake. We also found several areas with an obscene amount of crickets. Nature's crunchy bird food. Yum!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Decently maintained nice little walk. They have a map and lots of information on site. Jogging Stroller friendly would not recommend a regular stroller on this trail.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It was great. Had a great time with my kids.

Monday, August 29, 2016

I loved it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Monday, June 27, 2016

Nice if you're just looking to take a stroll.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nice easy walk. Bummed we didn't get to see much wildlife either time we went.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sunny and lots of wildlife.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

If you want to see a lot of wildlife this is a great place to go. I have been there many times to take photographs. There is a large variety of waterfowl and birds.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Good trail overall but I wouldn't bring the stroller again. It's kinda hard to push in bark dust and gravel. Put the baby in a carrier. Would be great for family field trips.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

This is a nice little getaway that's close to home. While this trail may lack some of the flash and jaw dropping splendor of some of the more popular trails, it makes up for it with a good relaxation factor. The trails all through the park are fairly flat and well maintained. I've seen ducks, Canadian Geese, great blue herons, and beavers out here at various times. During the summer the wetlands get a little dry though. Better to go in the Spring. All in all a nice casual little place to hang out for an hour or so and bird watch.

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