©Kelley Beamer
©Kelley Beamer

Gibbons Creek at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge

Western Gorge, washington
NOTE: The northern (eastern) segment of the Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail is closed from October 1 through April 30 to protect wintering waterfowl. The southern (western) segment is open year-round.

A lovely trail at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge, great for birding and wildlife viewing. This trail is a flat graveled path that leads you through riparian areas rich in wildlife viewing opportunities. Hikers may see great blue herons, geese, ducks, grebes, pileated woodpeckers, great horned owls and more.

A couple times a year, Friends of the Columbia Gorge in partnership with Gorge Refuge Stewards lead bird walks here. Visit our Hike with Friends page to learn more.

No dogs are allowed at the wildlife refuge.

 

 

Trail Map

Driving Directions

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge: From Oregon, travel north on either I-5 or I-205. Then head east on WA Hwy 14. Travel through Washougal. Just past the National Scenic Area welcome sign (MP 18), look for the Steigerwald parking entrance on the right/south side of highway. No Discover Pass is required here.

Hike Information:

  • Type of Hike: Loop
  • Length: 2.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 0 feet
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Restroom Facilities: Yes
  • Fees and Regulations: None

Features:

  • Beautiful Views
  • Bird Viewing
  • Ice-Age Floods
  • Family Friendly

Difficulty Levels

Easy: Up to 3 miles, less than 700 ft. elevation gain
Moderate: Up to 5 miles, less than 1,500 ft. elevation gain
Strenuous: Up to 10 miles, up to 2,500 ft. elevation gain
Expert: Over 10 miles, steep trail, over 2,500 feet elevation gain

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Contact Information

Credits

Trail maps are courtesy of NWHiker.org. Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of Portlandhikers.org.