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Reeder Road Loop - Sauvie Island

This is a long day bike ride around Sauvie Island Wildlife Area where you may see a variety of bird species.
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 35 miles
Duration: Full day
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Overview:  This is a beautiful full day ride around back roads on Sauvie Island. Keep your eye out for birds such as Eagles, Ospreys and Hawks... more »

Tips:  Directions: Take Route 30 north from Portland and take the Sauvie Island Bridge onto the Island just south of the town of Scappoose... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Park here and start your road biking ride around Sauvie Island. You will want to head south on Gillihan Loop Road from here. You will follow this road as it loops around the southern end of the island then meets up with NW Reeder road on the east side of the island along the Columbia. You'll need to stop at the general store for a $7 permit to ... More

2. NW Reeder Road

Take a right here and follow this road as it travels along the shore of the columbia all the way out to the trail for the Warrior Rock Lighthouse (I have a guide for that if you are interested). When you get there turn around and head back to this point. When you get back continue to follow NW Reeder Road south instead of going back on Gillihan ... More

3. Beach Access

Here you can walk along the beach along the Columbia or go for a walk north down it all the way out to Warrior Rock Lighthouse. I have a seperate free guide for that as well.

4. Coon Point Lookout

If you have binnoculars this is a great place to stop and look for birds, especially Sandhill Cranes.

5. NW Sauvie Island Road

Take a left and follow this road back to the bridge to the island and your vehicle in the parking lot there. You are almost back, keep peddling.