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Oxbow Park Loop is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gresham, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 633 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Fee

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (14)

Daily parking fee is $5 per car. You can get the parking pass at the entrance gate/guard house to the park (open 7 days a week). If no one is there, there's a parking pass machine where you can purchase your day pass. You can also get the parking pass at the visitor's center just inside the park. Lots of places to park throughout the park. Dogs are not allowed on the trails, even on leash. It's a great place for families to enjoy including swimming, and floating in the river. Do be aware of the current (it can flow fast in certain areas, and will be over your head in places). No significant bugs. Trails well maintained.

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Reviews (52)
Photos (136)
Recordings (39)
Completed (109)
Alison Warren
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Hiking

Super easy trail. Only ran into a couple people on it. Great to take my parents on. Awesome views of the Sandy River. Would do again.

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Mark Griffith
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Kim Scofield
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Hiking

Easy trail for the most part but really bad, to not signposting for how many forks in the roads there are. Make sure to get a map when you enter!

Chris Waters
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Hiking

Beautiful

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Joaquin Parker
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$5 to park. Pick up a map for a better idea of the layout then record your route on here so you can navigate all the little side trails easily. It’s a good nature walk/easy hike.

Alex Kahn
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Hiking

Didn't do the whole trail, but had some difficulty finding it...

Jamie Persing
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Nice easy hike, parts of the trail do run along the road. Lots of forks, but if you just stay right (or continue on the trail in the opposite direction of the road) you will continue on. when the trails do break they mark the next entrance with orange cones, so very easy to navigate. Currently its pretty muddy out, but I was able to tackle the full loop in just a pair of tennis shoes. definitely start on the forested side of the trail and enjoy popping off on the river side at the end to treat yourself to a little beach day!

Maddie Prater
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Shannon West
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Hiking

Beautiful trail winding through the woods and along the river. Not much elevation gain.

Amelia Russ
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HikingBugsFee

Great for a family outing. Kid friendly.

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Lauren Morrow
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James R Wilson
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Hiking

Very nice park with River front stuff to do, beaches, and trails to hike, most of which are either in the forest, or along the water (some on bluffs above the river). Popular, with lots of people, and parking areas throughout.

Sebastian Kirchoff
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Hiking

Okay hike, very busy with lots of noise.

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Krista Murr
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Hiking

Drove all the way here from Portland to find out that there are no dogs allowed :( Had to go somewhere else.

Aaron Norberg
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Hiking

nice, easy walk through a moderately secluded patch of land right outside of Portland. many of the trails on this Sandy River bend are pretty well forested, which can make easy to forget you’re so close to a metropolitan area. the Metro park also features many group picnic areas, a playground, campgrounds and a public boat launch so it can get busy on sunny weekends.

Kauikeolani Saffery
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Hiking

Beautiful forest park. Saw deer on our path. I gotta admit, it was a bit sketchy. Felt like I was in a movie & a BigFoot was gonna pop out, but all in all, it was beautiful.

Dorothy Anne Merryman
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First to Review

Gorgeous. An easy mostly flat stroll right along the river. Path was along the cliff/bank a few dozen feet up from the water but wanders down to the sandy beachy spots several times along the way. We were here in winter on a Saturday and saw no other hikers just a few fisherman. The river was cooking and we had so much fun scrambling along the smooth rocks and pebbles. Started this hike about half way through near the old growth forest and combined with the alder ridge trail to make a varied excellent loop. Highly recommend.

shinoa greenfield
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Stephanie Cress
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Kristin Andrade
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Sabrina Renee
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Evelyn Kennedy
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Holly Talkington
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Asher Jacobson
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PhLo M
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Thaddaeus Smith
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D K
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Amy Marie
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Gregory Redfield
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