Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Portland, OR
Length: 3.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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A hidden wildlife area nestled along the Willamette River right near the Sellwood Bridge.

It’s short switchback down the main parking lot (well maintained and a fence along the hillside) leads down to short loop through a wetland area.

The wetland is full of wildlife! Heron, ducks, songbirds, kestrels and swallows can be spotted easily right on the trail.

The train tracks run right on the edge of the refuge, but do not go by often enough be truly disruptive.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Elevation gain 125 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Lake, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Playground, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Great Blue Heron viewing year round

Trail Contributor

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Mom to two wild boys. Hiker. Babywearer. Cat lady.


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