Salish Ponds Wetland Park

Fairview, OR
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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After parking at the elementary school, walk away from the school grounds and you will arrive at a gravel trail leading to the ponds. This is a popular fishing spot that was created from former gravel pits when the city turned this area into a wetland park.

The first pond you will pass is the West Pond. The trail will take you along the north side of it. If you follow the path to the right when you reach the end of the pond, it will continue along the east side, with the East Pond on your left. At the end of this trail, head left to loop around East Pond before returning to the main trail.


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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 20 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Fishing, Lake, Rockclimbing, Tree Climbing, and Wildlife Viewing

Fishing for rainbow trout
Portable restrooms along trail

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Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

Drive I-84 east to Exit 13 for 181st Avenue and Gresham. After exiting, turn right onto 181st Avenue.

Go 0.4 miles and turn left onto Halsey Street.

Drive 1.0 miles to the intersection with 201st Avenue.

Turn right, and drive 0.2 miles and turn left onto Holladay Street for Salish Ponds Elementary School.

Go 0.1 miles to a Stop sign and continue to parking areas on the east side of the school grounds facing the wetlands.

Busline- Tri-met Bus #77 runs along N.E. Halsey Street. Get off at Halsey and 201st and walk a couple of blocks south on 201st to turn left into the elementary school grounds.