Distance: 15.35 miles
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is located at the northern end of the Willamette Valley near Sherwood, Oregon. The concept of creating the refuge originated from local citizens, cities, and governments, and so, it enjoys strong popular support, stemming from a desire to preserve green space where future generations can take part in outdoor recreation and education.
Habitats include rem...
Distance: 38.62 miles
Travel to magnificent overlooks that provide views of the Columbia River and waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls. Springtime has magnificent wildflower displays, including many endemic plants. The Columbia River formed the last leg of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and was part of the early route of the Oregon Trail.
Distance: 46.31 miles
Pierce Refuge is located in southwest Washington within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It encompasses wetlands and uplands along the north shore of the Columbia River west of the town of North Bonneville. Refuge habitats include wetlands, Columbia River riparian corridor blocks, transitional woodlands from willows to cottonwood/ash to white oak to Douglas fir, improved pastures wit...
Distance: 49.07 miles
On this byway volcanoes once erupted and mammoth floods scoured deep gorges. Discover geologic wonders, waterfalls, temperate rain forests and wild rivers. Explore pastoral valleys with farm-fresh produce. Experience the formidable last leg of the Oregon Trail, the Barlow Road. Enjoy this bountiful wonderland that the pioneers called "paradise."
Distance: 50.67 miles
The Emigrant Trail is a byway of connections. The route connects several Oregon and California byways with secluded forest roads. Diverse landscapes unfold around every corner, acting as a segue between beautiful landscapes and fun-filled recreation areas. Finally, find connections to the past by finding actual remnants of
emigrant trails along the route.
Beginning in New Pine Creek, Oregon, the...
Distance: 50.71 miles
Three Arch Rocks Refuge, comprised of three large coastal rocks and six smaller rocks off the northern Oregon coast, was established in 1907 as the first refuge west of the Mississippi River. The refuge is 15 acres in size and is one of the smallest National Wilderness Areas in the nation.
The refuge protects the largest common murre colony south of Alaska (greater than 200,000 birds) and the ...
Distance: 55.85 miles
Oregon's Willamette Valley was once a rich mix of wildlife habitats. Valley wetlands were once extensive, with meandering stream channels and vast seasonal marshes. Today, the valley is a mix of farmland and growing cities, with few areas remaining for wildlife.
Ankeny Refuge was created to provide vital wintering habitat for Dusky Canada Geese. Unlike most other Canada geese, Duskies have lim...