Tag Archives: Wapato Greenway

Wapato Greenway (Winter)

Directions: Take Highway 30 West to Sauvie Island. After crossing the bridge follow Sauvie Island Road (make sure to stay on Sauvie Island Road at the fork) to the Wapato Access Trailhead on the left.

From the parking area, cross through the gate and follow the wide flat trail for a short distance until you reach a picnic area. From here go right and follow the trail along Virginia Lake. The lake will be on your left and some farms will be on your right. As you continue on and go past the lake you’ll round a corner and cross a small footbridge.

DSC_0094      DSC_0104

From here the trail continues on through trees and you’ll soon get glimpses of the Multnomah Channel on your right. A short distance later the trail splits. Go left, crossing a bridge that takes you to a bird blind with views of a pond. Continue on the trail for a short distance and take the short side trail to the left that takes you to a viewing platform for Virginia Lake. When you’re ready to leave, head back to the main trail that takes you to the picnic area again, completing the loop.

DSC_0107      DSC_0110

Distance: 2 miles

Elevation: 30 feet

Difficulty: Easy

Pet Friendly: Yes

Good For: All ages

Bathrooms: No

Parking Fee: None

Seasons: All

Popular: Yes

Overall: This is a nice trail for families or anyone wanting a easy walk. But there is nothing exciting about this hike.