Pigeon Butte Trail

Length: 2.35 miles  |  Elevation Gain: 232.7 feet  |  

Mid-refuge trails traverse marsh habitats with numerous bird-viewing opportunities, including the ADA-accessible Homer Campbell Boardwalk.

Open April 1 to October 31. Trailhead is at the parking area off the south side of Bruce Road. Follow the interior refuge road north towards Cheadle Barn on the hill. Go left where the road splits at Cheadle Barn Pond and hike toward Pigeon Butte. Turn left at the trail marker and follow the road to the top of the hill. Pigeon Butte is the highest point on the Refuge and allows for great views of the Willamette Valley. Bandtailed pigeons and migratory songbirds often stop at the mineral springs near the quarry.

Trail description by: William L. Finley NWR

  • Birdwatch-brown
  • Ecorestore-brown
  • Hike-brown
  • Interpprog-brown
  • Rarehabs-brown
  • Wildlife-brown