Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This route passes through the expanse of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Portland and is filled with a variety of bird life, including blue herons, Canada geese, and mallard ducks. You may also see beavers, muskrats, and nutrias. Black cottonwood, dogwood, and elderberry provide welcoming shade as you hike, and huge thickets of blackberries provide a tasty treat in mid to late August.
This route explores 160-acre Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1988 as Portland’s first wildlife refuge. The preserve is located on the east bank of the Willamette River in Southeast Portland and is host to more than 140 species of reptiles, birds, amphibians, and mammals. Each winter thousands of migrating birds feed and rest in the quiet waters of the refuge."