This popular trail provides an additional hiking destination on Sauvie Island, especially during the winter months when access elsewhere is limited. In winter look for Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Bewick’s Wren and Black-capped Chickadee, with ducks and cormorants where the trail comes to the Multnomah Channel. The riparian deciduous woods host songbirds including Warbling Vireo, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Common Yellowthroat during spring migration, plus Black-headed Grosbeak and Swainson’s Thrush in late spring and summer.
From the Sauvie Island park-and-ride lot, go N on Sauvie Island Rd 2.2 mi to intersection with Reeder Rd. Continue 0.5 mi on Sauvie Island Rd and turn L into gravel parking area at trailhead. GPS 45 39.596 N, 122 50.328 W.