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Wapato Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 55 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

NOTE: As of May 2020, parking lot to the trailhead is closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check the park website for more information. A great year-round bird-watching loop on Sauvie Island. This walking loop around the Wapato Access Greenway State Park on Sauvie Island is a great destination year-round for bird watching. This loop will take you to a viewpoint over a marshy area where you may see herons and various song birds, to Hadley's Landing over the Multnomah Channel, then around the north end of the park back to the car.

Bring a camera with a good zoom lens for wildlife shots.

After crossing onto Sauvie Island via the bridge travel north on Sauvie Island Road past the intersection with Reeder Road. Continue pas the Ferry Road boat ramp turnoff and stop when you see the sign for the Wapato Greenway and the parking lot on the left. You'll want to stop at the general store on the east side of the island bridge to pick up a parking permit for the day.

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Recordings (111)
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Erin Hynes
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Road biking
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George McCleary
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Hiking

Nice easy trail with cool little offshoots to admire big trees and wetlands. Great for kids and families. We didn’t see any frogs (boo) but we saw a bald eagle and heard some cool bird calls.

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Anna Gunderson
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Hiking

Really wonderful walk, lots of wildlife! If you’re scared of snakes...

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Nakota Rodriquez
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HikingBugsOff trail

Beautiful trail with a few off shoots to see some cool birds and things. Tried to stick to trail shown went slightly off trail and it brought us right back around. Some areas get fairly skinny trail wise and muddy. Saw roughly 7 small snakes in the tall grass alongside trail, and one on a bush. Quick google and they aren’t venomous.

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Melissa Stott
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Absolutely beautiful trail, but as Bill Engvall would say, it's slicker than owl snot. Mud never bothers me, but you should be prepared. Otherwise, the wildlife is plentiful and it's a very peaceful place. I will definitely hit this trail again.

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Jessica Baxter
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HikingMuddyOver grown

So beautiful and so much wildlife

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Shawna McDonald
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HikingMuddy

lots of snakes on the side of the trail but it's a cute little!

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J. Dean
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Hiking

Great quick stroll with my daughter and pup. Busy and a little narrow for social distancing. There was also a little muddy in some areas.

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Cassandra Brown
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temporarily closed!

Chris W.
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown
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Jana Dong Lovelady
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HikingMuddy

Nice little hire.

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Danny Buche
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HikingMuddy
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Paloma Gorda
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Hiking

Great mellow walk, super accessible, big wide trails.

Sebastian Kirchoff
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HikingMuddy

Good trail, but very muddy this time of year. No fee associated with this park as it is separate from the Sauvie Island Association.

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Carly Andre
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HikingMuddy
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Kristen Sereci
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HikingMuddy
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Gloria Maloney
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HikingMuddy

This trail was an easy Trail to do. I was able to see 3 eagles in the same spot. Overall it was a short easy hike to do

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Mary Jane Bartlett
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Hiking

Public dock available.

DA Gerbil
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Hiking

The Dock Trail has disappeared! :(

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Rilley Stahl
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Hiking

Great walk. Lots of snakes in bushes. Trail is up and back from the water but beautiful trail! Perfect for a morning walk with the pup!

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Tina Maris
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Hiking

This was my first visit to this Trail. Fantastic after lunch walk. wish there were more trail direction markers. Absolutely coming back super pet easy.

Laura Mercer
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Running

I’ve been taking my dog trail running once a day here. It’s a perfect way to start the day or end it with watching the sunset on the dock or listening to all the birds wake up in the morning.

Lindsay Bryant
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Hiking

This is a nice short flat loop with lots of birds.

Megan Myers
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HikingMuddy

Great kid friendly hike! A bit muddy but we had boots and the kids were happy to splash in puddles. Convenient location to downtown Portland.

Tim Murphy
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HikingMuddy

This is a good trail for a nice walk out in nature. It feels remote and long enough that you get a reprieve from the city and can get lost in nature. Yet it's simple enough that it isn't an ordeal to get to/complete. Pretty views of the water on the east side of the loop, with lots of pretty, colorful birds to see. It's a little muddy on the west side of the loop, so I would recommend wearing boots.

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