Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Main Trail

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Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Main Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sherwood, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

3.1 miles
39 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


no dogs

Take this interpretive trail around the refuge for great views of a variety of bird species and plenty of sings to read This urban wildlife refuge just miles outside of Portland is the home to a variety of wildlife species. The trail you will follow is in great shape with plenty of signs to read about what you are looking at!

2 months ago

very easy hike will great trail markings

4 months ago

This is a cute little park. It's a whole 5 minutes from home for me. When you get to the back of the main trail look east and you'll have a nice view of Mt. Hood. Make sure you have sun protection though. There is almost no tree cover for large portions of the trail. I was a bit of a lobster by the time I was done.

9 months ago

A great small interpretive and visitor's center. I've been coming here for years. the staff and volunteers and are easily accessible on the trails. There is a shorter year round path and longer summer/early fall only extended trail. No inclines so this path is great for people with disabilities and young children. I've even seen parents pushing strollers on this trail. Lots of birds and other wildlife and river views in some parts.

10 months ago

various easy trails depending on time of year. lots of wild life to be seen.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Good day for a walk on easy trails.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Great for young kids. A very nice interpretive center.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

you cannot run here. I decided to pick up my walking for a few steps and an old man yelled at me.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

I love this place easy place to burn some calories

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Easy quick hike , close to the city of sherwood.

Not very pretty and no dogs allowed, also no running.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Loved it

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fun walk for when you need to get out into some fresh air, yet not looking to climb a mountain.
Definitely family friendly.

trail running
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Went out there to get off the pavement and get a trail run in. Sign right when I got out of the car read, "no running on trails." Bummer! Guess they don't want fast moving people to spook the wildlife. This is not a place for trail running!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The forest parts are beautiful, the rest is kinda boring. Decent walk for the family

Monday, June 13, 2016

Not bad trail. It's much more of a spectator's hike. I'm a hobby photographer so I enjoyed walking it slowly looking for some neat photo opportunities. There are a lot of birds including bald eagles, some nutria and other small animals like rabbits. It's enjoyable if you're not looking for any challenge at all.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Unless you're a bird watcher, this trail is kind of boring. It is flat and exposed, meandering through marshland. We went on a hot summer day, and I don't think that was the best time to go, as the water level was very low, the birds weren't very active, and it was quite hot with no shade. I did go one other time when the Canada Geese were landing one beautiful fall evening at sunset, but on that occasion I did not walk the trails, only observed the geese landing on the marsh water.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Nice quiet walk. Too flat to be hiking.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

A nice little outing through the marsh and a slow Tualatin River flow, I recommend going in the spring or fall.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The 3 mile loop is closed from October 1 through April 30th to protect the wildlife that visit the refuge. A 1.8 mile, mostly flat, trail is open year round. Both trails will take you to multiple view points with benches. Much of the seasonal longer trail is in the open so bring plenty of sun block and water.

The eagles have returned to their nest so bring binoculars and your camera. They will also have a spotting scope on the nest in the visitors center. Primary a birdwatching area, but we've also spotted deer, frogs, and snakes along the trail.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nice but not when it's 95 outside!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I walked this area a few years ago after work to relieve the stress. I really enjoyed it ...

Sunday, September 02, 2012

You say that the primary use is walking. It is important for trail users to realize that running, jogging, biking, dog walking, etc. are not allowed on trails at the refuge. However, there is a .9 mile trail that is open year round and accessible not only for walkers but for most using mobility assistance devices and there are approximately 3 miles of dirt service roads that are open from the first of May until the first of October. The refuge is open from sunup to sundown every day of the year. It is convenient to get to on Pacific Hwy, just north of Sherwood, and there is a # 94 MAX bus stop at the entrance to the refuge.

Since this is a wildlife refuge, there is a variety of wildlife to be seen. Fall and winter are the best time for viewing waterfowl but each season offers new wonders to enjoy.

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