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Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
This refuge is located just outside of Sherwood. The plan is to walk the 4-mile Wetland Trail. Most of it is in the open (not much tree cover). On a visit last spring, there was a partial trail closure due to heavy rains and high water making it a shorter walk. This area is popular with birders, but since the leader doesn't know her birds, this won't be an official bird walk. We won't dawdle too much, but bring your binoculars. Bring a snack and/or lunch, but the plan could include lunch at The Trees restaurant in Sherwood if the group is interested. Details on time and place when you register (no texts please).
Hiking Distance: 3-4 miles RT.
Elevation Gain: Under 100 feet
Qualifying Activity: Yes
Driving Distance: 72 miles RT from north Salem.
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Trip Leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.
Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum of 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MÉDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, elevation gain 1000-2000 feet
HARD: Long, difficult, and strenuous