Portland: Elk Rock Island

Paddle the Willamette River to great fishing holes and views of towering osprey nests, then hike a small, isolated island on this 7.8-mile adventure.
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Paddle the Willamette River to great fishing holes and views of towering osprey nests, then hike a small, isolated island on this 7.8-mile adventure.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.4

Waypoints

ERI001

Location: 45.4755439758301, -122.66805267334

From boat launch, paddle downstream

ERI002

Location: 45.4777603149414, -122.662979125977

Hardtack Point: Views of East Island to E; swing canoe S and begin easy paddle upstream

ERI003

Location: 45.4643669128418, -122.665496826172

Float under historic Sellwood Bridge; great fishing spot

ERI004

Location: 45.4620323181152, -122.6630859375

Hug L side of the river to view docked boat houses

ERI005

Location: 45.4542350769043, -122.65771484375

Waverly Country Club on L

ERI006

Location: 45.4423141479492, -122.644828796387

River turns S @ confluence with Kellogg Creek

ERI007

Location: 45.4373817443848, -122.647003173828

Pull canoe onto Elk Rock Island; Mt. St. Helens looms to the N; hop on trail heading SW from beach

ERI008

Location: 45.4369010925293, -122.647163391113

Turn R, climbing up to the plateau trail that circles the island

ERI009

Location: 45.4357681274414, -122.648017883301

Turn L into an oak and madrona woods

ERI010

Location: 45.4359664916992, -122.647399902344

Wooden steps drop to muddy trail; return to beach and paddle downstream back to trailhead