Crown Zellerbach Trail

The open farmland, pastures and wetlands along this loop route are known for wintering waterfowl, egrets and raptors, including Rough-legged Hawk. At the NE corner of the loop, scan fields in winter for Short-eared Owl and watch for Barn Owl at dusk. Bald Eagle nests here in spring. A small county park by Scappoose Airport at the start of Honeyman Rd has restrooms and picnic tables ($3 day-use fee), as well as RV camping under oak woods that host White-breasted Nuthatch. Black-headed Grosbeak and Bullock’s Oriole nest nearby. The Crown Zellerbach Trail can be hiked either south from the intersection of Crown Zellerbach Rd and West Lane Rd (1.9 mi to Multnomah Channel), or for a shorter walk, in either direction from the intersection of Dike Rd and Columbia Ave. Wetlands toward the S end of the trail host American Bittern. White-tailed Kite is sometimes seen.

From US Hwy 30 at MP 20 in Scappoose, turn east on Crown Zellerbach Rd and go 0.4 mi, then north on West Lane Rd for 0.9 mi to fork with Honeyman Rd. Turn right on Honeyman Rd and follow for 7.5 mi loop route that returns to Scappoose via Columbia Ave (or continue south on Dike Rd for 3 mi to rejoin US Hwy 30 S of Scappoose).