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Oaks to Wetlands Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ridgefield, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and canoeing and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 88 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Reviews (105)
Photos (44)
Recordings (92)
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Gail Cannady
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Hiking

A little buggy at 8 am. But good solitary forest bathing. Passed no one.

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Jennifer Mitchell
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Mandy Herrera
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HikingBugsFeeOver grown

Easy and quick. A lot of bugs, bring spray. Some section are a little over grown, could be that way because it’s summer. Watch out for the poison oak. Regarding the trail being closed, signage stated it’s closed on Thursdays for work.

Ashley Holland
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Angela Ong
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HikingOver grown
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Find Your Own Perfection
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HikingBugsFeeMuddy

We like this trail. It’s not our favorite but we enjoy it. Lots of mosquitoes near the swampy areas and on a hot day and it can get very humid.

Jennifer Roberts
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HikingMuddy

This trail should be renamed to White Oak Trail. You don’t get to Boot Lake anymore but can see it thru trees a little. Trail is mid-restoration and pretty unkept at the moment. However the white oaks are stunning!!

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Carole Breck
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Hiking

Lollipop hike different from AllTrails Map. No Lake overlook or access. Also trail is called Oaks to Wetlands Trail. They are in the process of re-configuring the trail. Beautiful Bridge into Carty Unit of refuge, Oaks, Swans floating in distance on lake, geese and cranes flying overhead, hawks and other songbirds along trail. Views of Lake and birds in distance from bridge and trail through trees.

Erik Troelsen
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Hiking

Wet, rainy, beautiful! Amazing birds

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Janet Anderson
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Hiking

This trail is open 8/30/2019

Doug Eveland
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Joshua Watson
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Trail still closed

Natalia D
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Trail is closed

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E. E.
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Hiking

Saw ducks, blue herons, cranes, hawks, several varieties of small birds, deer and nutria. The four hundred year old oaks are amazing.

Kayla Peebles
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Hiking

Lovely hike! I had the place all to myself and loved watching the birds (herons, ducks, geese, towhees, and more!) living it up in their natural habitat. As other people have mentioned, the trail does fork quite a bit but it meets back at the same place. It’s hard to get lost, just be somewhat aware of where you are and you will be fine. Taking a pic of the map at the beginning is a good idea. They ask you to pay an entrance fee of $3/car but it doesn’t seem to be monitored that closely. I just gave what I had $2 and I assume it’s fine. They deserve a few bucks for the beautiful atmosphere they created. Thank you!

Josiah Coughran
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Hiking

Took my two children for a Thanksgiving hike. The refuge is a fantastic place to hike in the fall. The trails are moist, the moss is wet, the mushrooms are growing, the frogs are croaking, and the birds are honking. Make sure to be aware of poison oak and you’ll be fine. No dogs allowed. There is a map of all of the park trails at the entrance. Snap a pic of it and you won’t be confused about where you are going. Beautiful place!

Tiffany Tutt
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There was poison oak everywhere and closed trails left and right. The trails were not marked well so I wasn't sure if I was going on a trail or just an area clear of brush. Won't be going again

Oakbrook Tales
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I'm a volunteer at this refuge from time to time, so I am a bit biased. However, if you love nature, birdwatching, and being immersed in natural habitats, this wonderful place is for you.

AJ Scott
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Great easy hike with a nice length, though the trail forks can be confusing if it's your first time. Many different types of trees and plants are labeled and there's a nice view across the marsh. Went in late December with my friend, not too many people. Just don't be there too late, the gates close by themselves at 5pm

Mary S.
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Hiking

Amazing for wildlife! No dogs allowed.

Christina Wills Parks
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this was a great hike

Casey R.
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My last review didn't save my stars.

Casey R.
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Walking

Had fun, kids loved it. Someone must of left a rock treasure hunt, the kids found about 4 painted rocks. All of them were painted and hidden under leaves.

Bethany Stadeli
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Lots of fun! Super easy. Kids loved it too.

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