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Naturalist Led Hikes

The following listings are for Steigerwald Lake, Pierce, and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuges.  Limited space is available.  Sign up by calling (360) 887-4106 or emailing Josie_Finley@fws.gov.

Other groups that may be offering guided hikes are; Backyard Birdshop, Vancouver Audubon, Portland Audubon, and the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge.

  • Night Hikes

    A unique opportunity to see the Ridgefield Refuge at night!  The following are led by our Education Specialist Aiden Forsi, start at 9 pm, and last about two hours.  Limit is 15 people per hike.  

    RSVP to Aiden_Forsi@fws.gov 

    6/20 - Kiwa Trail

    7/19 - Oaks to Wetlands Trail

    8/02 - Kiwa Trail

  • Birding the Oaks to Wetland Trail at Ridgefield NWR

    Leader: Ron Escano

    • Saturday April 16th

    • Saturday May 14th

     

    All walks meet at the trail head at 8:00 am and last about 3 hours. 

    There is no charge for the walk itself, however the Refuge does have an entrance fee of $3 per vehicle or the use of an applicable federal lands pass.  For more information about the fee program and what passes are eligible see our Entrance Fee and Passes page.  

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  • Birding the Kiwa Trail at Ridgefield NWR

    Leader: Ron Escano

    • Sunday May 1st

    • Saturday May 28th

    • Saturday June 11th

    All walks meet at the trail head at 8:00 am and last about 3 hours.  The Kiwa trail is half way around the Auto Tour Route so please allow yourself an extra 15 minutes to pay your entrance fee and make your way to the trail head. 

    There is no charge for the walk itself, however the Refuge does have an entrance fee of $3 per vehicle or the use of an applicable federal lands pass. For more information about the fee program and what passes are eligible see our Entrance Fee and Passes page.

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  • Birding the Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail at Steigerwald Lake NWR

    Leader: Ron Escano

    • Sunday April 24th 

    • Saturday May 7th

    • Sunday May 22nd

    • Saturday June 4th 

    All walks meet at the trail head at 8:00 am and last about 3 hours.  There is no entrance fee at Steigerwald Lake NWR.

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  • Birding at Pierce National Wildlife Refuge

    Leader: Randy Fortish

    - Saturday April 24th 

    - Saturday May 7th 

    - Saturday May 21st 

    - Saturday June 4th 

    Hikes start at 8 am.  There is no fee.

Last Updated: May 13, 2016
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