Portland: Oaks Bottom

Explore a local wildlife hideout on this easy 3.5-mile loop into oak forest and along soggy wetlands near the Willamette River.
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Explore a local wildlife hideout on this easy 3.5-mile loop into oak forest and along soggy wetlands near the Willamette River.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.3

Waypoints

OBL001

Location: 45.4657516479492, -122.661064147949

Sellwood Park. Head N to chain gate at end of cul-de-sac

OBL002

Location: 45.469051361084, -122.660186767578

Oaks Bottom trailhead on L; descend short switchbacks

OBL003

Location: 45.4702987670898, -122.658447265625

R @ T onto trail; Oak Bottom Pond on L

OBL004

Location: 45.4718322753906, -122.654014587402

Bridge; flocks of waterfowl crowd the sky

OBL005

Location: 45.4777870178223, -122.654067993164

Look R for huge blueberry patch in ravine

OBL006

Location: 45.4804000854492, -122.652496337891

L @ T into alder grove; slight incline

OBL007

Location: 45.4838485717773, -122.650382995605

Turn L, heading E toward railroad track

OBL008

Location: 45.483715057373, -122.652366638184

Cross under RR tracks via short tunnel, then over paved bike trail to gate; L @ T

OBL009

Location: 45.4800148010254, -122.655731201172

L @ Willamette River; look for eagle's nest across river and continue on river trail

OBL010

Location: 45.4722709655762, -122.66088104248

Connect with blacktop trail; R @ fork then under tracks and another tunnel; oldest amusement park in U.S. on R

OBL011

Location: 45.4710655212402, -122.660087585449

R @ T onto dirt trail

OBL012

Location: 45.4690895080566, -122.662040710449

L @ old bridge foundation, then follow trail marked Oaks Bottom Refuge

OBL013

Location: 45.4691848754883, -122.660232543945

Trailhead; return to Sellwood and parking lot