Smith and Bybee Wetlands Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Smith and Bybee Wetlands Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This is a seldom visited yet amazing natural area for bird watching just north of downtown Portland. You can follow a short path north along the road for views over a wetland towards Bybee Lake or follow a path through the woods south along the northeast edge of Smith Lake. But, the best trail is the paved Interlakes Trail that brings you out onto a spit of land to two viewing platforms where you can watch for various bird species including nesting Bald Eagles at the site.

walking
1 month ago

It borders a really busy four lane street so it is noisy. There is a short trail that was beautiful and I couldn’t hear the traffic, but it isn’t long enough to get a good walk in.

hiking
8 months ago

Too short and no water :( but lots of animals and beautiful foliage!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Much of the trail is flooded now.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Have had great photo taking times at the end of the trail at sunset.

hiking
Saturday, January 24, 2015

I was disappointed in the trail system. i recommend using a boat.

paddle sports
Thursday, March 14, 2013

... 5 stars lol

paddle sports
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Took the kayaks out. Nice area.

paddle sports
Sunday, September 04, 2011

Great in the Spring and Fall, lots of bird watching, turtle nests, fish. Fun for kids too.

hiking
26 days ago

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hiking
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016