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Woodpecker Loop Trail - William L. Finley Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy a hike through oak woodland with great valley views but watch out for the poison oak along the way.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.2 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview:  Before you head out on this wonderful trail through oak woodland and open meadows make sure you grab the brochure at the trailhead... more »

Tips:  From Corvallis Follow Hwy 99 south for about 8.5 miles from Avery Ave until you see the Refuge Road on the right. Take that road and ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead Parking

Park here in the loop. There is no fee to park here.

2. Trail Split

Head right to start your loop by heading over the bridge.

3. Wildlife Viewing Platform

Under these huge trees is wooden viewing platform with interpretive signs about the wildlife you may see.

4. Beware

Whatever you do, don't touch these plants. They are poison oak and the leaves look wet or greasy. You will be itching for weeks if you do!

5. Pond

Here you will find a wonderful little pond where you can sit on a bench and watch ducks swim around.

6. Trail Photo

The trail is very well maintained and contains multiple bridges over wet areas such as this one.

7. Trail Junction

Here you can take the Intertie Trail which will take you to the Mill Hill Trail. For this hike you will proceed past this intersection back towards your vehicle.