Smith and Bybee Wetlands Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Smith and Bybee Wetlands Trail is a 1.7 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
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

4 months ago

hiking
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7 months ago

Much of the trail is flooded now.

8 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

Sunday, September 25, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

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.

canoeing
Thursday, March 14, 2013

... 5 stars lol

canoeing
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Took the kayaks out. Nice area.

canoeing
Sunday, September 04, 2011

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