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Tualatin River
National Wildlife Refuge


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Walking Trails


Year-Round Nature Trail

Nature trail in shaded forest.  Photo by Ed Bustya.A one-mile long nature trail meanders through a variety of refuge habitats, past wildlife viewpoints and interpretive stops and ends in an expansive view at the wetland observation deck.  This trail surface is made up of compact small gravel.  From the parking lot to the wetland observation deck, the grade of the year-round nature trail does not exceed 5%. 

Wetland Observation Deck situated under large oak trees.  Photo by Ed Bustya.

Seasonal Trails

From May 1st through September 30th, visitors are permitted to walk on 3 miles of service roads.  The road surface is uneven, loose gravel.  From October 1st through April 30th, the seasonal trails (service roads) are closed to all public entry to provide sanctuary for wildlife.

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Items to Note

  • Information kiosk with trail mapBe sure to check out the information kiosks before heading out on the trails.
  • Trails are for walking only.  To minimize disturbance to wildlife, no bicycling, jogging, or running. 
  • Pets are not allowed on the refuge.  They disturb wildlife and will scare animals away even before you get a chance to see them.
  • The refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.