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Sauvie Island - Wapato Greenway State Park

A great year-round bird-watching loop on Sauvie Island.

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.2 miles / 5.2 km
Duration: Half day
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Overview: This walking loop around the Wapato Access Greenway State Park on Sauvie Island is a great destination year-round for bird watching. This loop will take you to a viewpoint over a marshy area where you may see herons and various song birds, then to Hadley's Landing over the Multnomah Channel then around the north end of the park back to the car. Bring a camera with a good zoom lens for wildlife shots.

Tips: Directions:
After crossing onto Sauvie Island via the bridge travel north on Sauvie Island Road past the intersection with Reeder Road. Continue pas the Ferry Road boat ramp turnoff and stop when you see the sign for the Wapato Greenway and the parking lot on the left. You'll want to stop at the general store on the east side of the island bridge to pick up a parking permit for the day.

Points of Interest



Park here and start you loop walk.


Look for birds from this viewpoint over the marsh.

Hadley Landing

Take a walk out onto this dock over the Multnomah Channel.

Northern End

Here you've reached the northern end. Take a right following the trail and head back towards the car.
Pictures in this guide taken by: CAH

Jonathan Ellinger

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