Trails

The refuge has nearly 10 miles of trails ranging from 0.25 miles up to 1.5 miles. There are 13 individually numbered and named trails on the refuge. Many trails are interconnected and can be combined. Trails are easy to moderate. Below is a description of four of the refuge trails. You can pick up a trail map at the refuge headquarters.

Trail 1: Massey Trail

Open Season: Open year round. Florescent orange required during hunting season.
Length: 0.8 miles
Location of trail: Columbia Mine Preserve
Surface: Natural, mowed
Difficulty: Moderate
Information: The trail is accessed from Copperbelly Path at the Columbia Mine Preserve and features a peninsula out into Massey Lake.

Trail 6 : Overlook Trail

Open Season: Open year round. Florescent orange required during hunting season as the property is open to limited hunting.
Length: 0.75 miles
Location of trail: Columbia Mine Preserve
Surface: Natural, mowed
Difficulty: Moderate
Information: The trail accessed from Timberdoodle Path at the Columbia Mine Preserve and features a panoramic view of Snakey Point Marsh.

Trail 9: Boyd Trail

Open Season: Open year round
Length: 0.23 miles
Location of trail: The parking lot for Boyd Trail is on the eastern edge of Snakey Point Marsh, located off CR 25 S just about one mile northeast of Oakland City.
Surface: Crushed gravel
Difficulty: Easy
Information: Boyd Trail offers great views of Snakey Point Marsh and leads to a fishing pier out into the marsh. Informational signage along the trail describe features of the area with brochures available at the trailhead. A pollinator garden can be found at the parking area. There is a comfort station at the Boyd Trail parking area.

Trail 3 Indian Hill Trail

Open Season: Open year round
Length: 1.5 miles
Location of trail: Florescent orange is required during hunting season as the property is open to limited hunting.
Surface: Natural, mowed
Difficulty: Moderate
Information: The Indian Hill Trail is a loop that winds through grassland, shrubland and mature forest. It includes great views of Paddlefish Pond, Indian Hill Lake and a nice panoramic view of the grasslands atop Indian Hill.

Otter Run East Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.57
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South Fork Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.26
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Otter Run West Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.55
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Massey Lake Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.85
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Two Lakes Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.40
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Indian Hill Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.64
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Overlook Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.73
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Timberdoodle Path

Trail Length (mi)
0.91
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Copperbelly Path

Trail Length (mi)
0.50
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