Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail

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“The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries and the adventure of experience in nature.”
- Ansel Adams


In June of 2009, the 2.25 Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail opened to the public. Just one of two art trails in the Refuge system, this trail provides a unique experience to see interpretive art elements along the trail

This flat graveled path connects with the Columbia River dike trail along the southern boundary of the Refuge for a total of 2.75 miles. Along the way, enjoy the wildlife of riparian woodlands, fields, wetlands, creeks, and lakes.

The northern (eastern) portion of the Gibbons Creek Art trail is closed from October 1 through April 30 to protect wintering waterfowl. The southern (western) portion is open year-round for your enjoyment.

Different rules for the adjoining off refuge trail:

Please note that the primary purpose for the Refuge trail is for wildlife observation. The adjoining Columbia River Dike Trail allows for different public uses than the refuge. The Columbia River Dike Trail allows running, bicycling, horseback riding, and leashed pets. While the Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail is reserved specifically for hiking and wildlife observation. Therefore, pets, horses, bikes, motorized recreational equipment, and runners are not allowed on the Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail.

 

Learn more about current hikes being offered on the Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail.