Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Walking Trail

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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Walking Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brigham City, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


bird watching

partially paved


no dogs

The Refuge and other wetlands associated with the Great Salt Lake provide critical habitat for migrating birds from both the Pacific and Central Flyway of North America. This area contains abundant food for birds. Birds come to the Refuge by the millions to eat and rest during migration. Visit the James V. Hansen Wildlife Education to learn about the birds and habitat of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem through our interactive displays and watch the amazing Wings of Thunder film. This film was produced by the Friends of the Bear River Refuge and takes you on a 27 minute journey through our history and seasons of wildlife. A 1.5 mile walking trail meanders through the wetland habitat just outside the center. Center hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturdays, and is closed on Federal holidays.

7 hours ago

If you’re a birder, I would skip this hike and proceed to the 12-mile auto tour loop, located west of the visitor center. It is absolutely worth the extra distance!!!

A great short trail would be great for a family event there is also a few benches to sit on to rest if you bring small kids. The trail begins just to the west of the visitors center look for the small brown sign.

scenic driving
Saturday, May 05, 2018

pretty relaxing drive.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Great for kids. It is by the freeway so you dont get a total secluded feel, but it is great for wild life. We have seen awesome birds, deer, a fox, racoon, etc. Cute little museum too. Highly recommend for the mom or family who wants to get away for a few hours. Easy to find, paved path, so great for a stroller.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Amazing walk, spotted blue herons, red winged black birds, ibises, egrets, white Pelicans, a few king fishers, several species of ducks, Canadian geese and many other species I probably can't name! Word of advise this time of the year need to bring lots of bug spray

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Stopped by here to stretch our legs and take a break as we traveled North. It was cold and foggy and I am sure the birds were keeping out of the weather. The loop is paved and very scenic. I was impressed with the educational center and the staff. Plan to come back when the weather is more acclimate for bird watching. It seems like a great place for a family outing, they have lots of interactive displays and kid friendly activities.

Friday, March 23, 2018

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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