Another Sauvie Island gem, this trail takes you along beaches and through woodland to a popular landmark.
Technically year round, the trail is often waterlogged in the winter / spring.
It’s a seven mile round trip to the lighthouse from the trailhead, which is located as far as you can go on Reeder Road. You can take the trail all the way, or walk the first (and last) half mile along the northernmost section of Collins Beach, also accessible from the parking lot. Don’t forget your mandatory Sauvie Island parking permit, most easily purchased at the convenience store just over the bridge from the mainland.
You might like to stop off at one of Sauvie Island’s many farms for refreshments. Kruger Farms and The Pumpkin Patch are family favorites.
Oxbow Regional Park similarly offers both trails and beach, with more variety. Oak Island is our favourite hiking spot on Sauvie Island. Kelley Point Park and Sellwood Riverfront Park both have trails and beach areas on a smaller scale, in town.
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38151 NW Reeder Rd, Portland, OR 97231 [Google map].