Jackson Bottom Wetlands Loop Trail

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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Loop Trail is a 2.3 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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

wildlife

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.

walking
13 days ago

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

hiking
18 days ago

walking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

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.

walking
2 months ago

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.

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9 months ago

Too many people. Everyone feeds the wildlife.

walking
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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!