Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail

Another Sauvie Island gem, this trail takes you along beaches and through woodland to a popular landmark.

3
hours of fun

Open

Technically year round, the trail is often waterlogged in the winter / spring.

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A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail

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.

Pros

  • Pretty, weaving trail through the woods; cool in the summer months.
  • You can’t enter the lighthouse, and it’s not Oregon’s most impressive, but it’s a fun landmark and photo opportunity.
  • The beach at Warrior Point is quieter than most and affords a nice view of St Helens and passing shipping. A great spot for a picnic and a rest before heading home.

Cons

  • Out and back. Busy on nice weekends. Seven miles is a stretch… but it’s flat as a pancake.
  • Trail is flat and marshy, hence frequently flooded during the wetter months, making it largely impassable, except by resolute, taller people with rubber boots.
  • Long drive along Reeder Road, unpaved towards the end.
  • Possible encounters with nude people if you choose to start / end the hike along the northern end of Collins Beach. Just saying.

in the area

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.

if you like this…

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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Posted: September 6, 2017.

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A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
A photograph taken at Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail

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