Finley Wildlife Refuge

Easy
(boardwalk to Cabell Marsh)
0.6 mile round trip
No elevation gain

Easy (Woodpecker Loop)
1.2-mile loop
100 feet elevation gain

Easy (Mill Hill Loop)
3-mile loop
100 feet elevation gain

Easy (Beaver Pond Loop)
3-mile loop
No elevation gain
Open April 1 to October 31

When the draining of Willamette Valley wetlands led to a decline of dusky Canada goose populations in the 1960s, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service used money from the sale of duck hunter stamps to convert this 8-square-mile farm into a bird-friendly patchwork of ponds, woodlands, and farmfields.


Several easy loop trails allow hikers to enjoy this rural birdland. Here too is the 1855 farmhouse of John Fiechter, a German whose success in the California gold rush financed a Greek Revival clapboard classic. Opposite the refuge headquarters, the restored home is open periodically for special events.

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This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.

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