Explore the most popular Fishing trails near Portland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 days ago

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

hiking
26 days ago

Easy trail, part of the path is washed out towards the end. Saw some bald eagles and snakes. Looks like it's a great place to fish if that's what you are into.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

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.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short hike with toddlers, a little muddy, kids loved it.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Cute little short hike but will come back. Was a little muddy in parts but that’s to be expected this time of year. I was fine in sneakers. I want to come back in Spring or Summer though. Could be a cute place to let my dogs paddle around on leash.

walking
5 months ago

This is more like a family park, but with nice views!

hiking
5 months ago

Incredible views on this hike

hiking
9 months ago

Hurray, the island is finally accessible. In May the island was truly an island - surrounded by water deep and wide. Now the river was much lower, and we could easily walk to the island on dry land.

Hidden gem. Stand near the channel marker and yell- amazing echo off the far river walls.

walking
9 months ago

Nice short walk, right on the river. Not well defined paths due to the river level fluctuations. Not much parking either.

hiking
10 months ago

Great short hike spot if you want to stay close to the city. Visited in the Spring and also early June. My 2 yr old enjoyed crossing over the rocks while holding my hand...would be more difficult with younger children to cross unless you carry them. Not stroller friendly. Wear rain boots or water shoes if you want to trudge through or use your balancing skills to rock hop/step to the island. I imagine the water level will be too high to get to the island during the fall/winter. Once on island the hiking is easy. I never found the “loop”. Trail seemed to end halfway around when it became too rocky. Could’ve hike through brush at that point, but that part of trail was not defined. Lots of duck and geese poop so it was hard to find a good spot to lay our picnic blanket, but we managed. Great views though and worth it and 5 stars from me because I live close by and love to have this in my part of town!!

hiking
10 months ago

I have taken this trail many times in different seasons. My husky loves the areas to explore. Easy trail but can get muddy during the rainy months. Summertime is great, and there is a picnicking area should you want to add a stop. The loop is well travelled and is easy to follow; additionally, there are wildlife information postings to add to the education of the area especially nice for those not having been here before.

walking
10 months ago

Elk Rock island was just a short trip. It was beautifully specked with daisies and other flowers When we went, there was several people fishing. It's kind of in the middle of the burbs though, as in you get a view of some fancy houses when you go. otherwise, there is a short trail leading to a cool tree.

walking
11 months ago

Not a hike, more like a casual stroll. The bridge is amazing, and there are plenty of activities around this area. However, it gets crowded and there’s a sizable homeless population that hangs around here.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Don’t come when it’s flooded! (5/20/18) you can’t get to the island and it’s hard i navigate, unless you’re planning on treating through murky water then have at it!

hiking
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Very nice walk with my sons, we wished we had brought binoculars to see the birds better!

walking
Friday, May 04, 2018

I rarely get disappointed or let down from hiking. About the only event that can cause noticeable dissatisfaction is when I get injured or plagued by mosquitoes. Spring Park is cool I guess, but the real reason I came here was to walk out to Elk Rock Island. Even though it's called an island, Google Maps shows that you can jump on rocks and make it there without getting your feet wet. Uh, nope! Not right now anyway. There was a sizeable channel of fairly deep water separating me from the island. No way to get there without a boat or getting soaked from head to toe! I'll have to visit again when the Willamette isn't so high.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

This is one of those one-timer trails where you feel satisfied after visiting one time with no desire of going back especially with a dog off leash. Too close to the road for comfort. One thing that made it worth to see is to see the St John bridge up close from the ground up but that’s about it.

hiking
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Pleasant walk around marshes. Simple and flat. Nice for catching up with a friend.

hiking
Sunday, January 14, 2018

It was windy today. The kids were able to cross to the island fairly easily. Fun to see the ducks and geese.

hiking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Great for hiking with toddler. It was mostly flat and easy to walk without a lot of roots in the path.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Nice short easy hike close to home. The only drawback was the people who left their dogs poo bags near the beginning of the trail.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Great for berry picking. My son had a great time here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Despite the occasional broken glass on the beach, this is a beautiful spot. Go in the morning when the birds are out! We saw at least seven osprey!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Flat, very pretty, hardly anyone there ☺

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The trail is pretty easy. This time of year you have lots of mud puddles to deal with and part of the trail was in the pond at one end so you cannot really do the loop in the wet spring. April

on Wapato Loop Trail

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

A great beginner trail. Very muddy at this time of year (March) but still beautiful.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

some flooding, some mud, some people, lots of snakes, good walk

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