Summary: You can do this hike from either direction and you hike year round. Clockwise has a very gentle rise upto the observation platform under the large oak tree. Along the way there are information stations, graveled trails, and boardwalks over the marsh areas. You might see all kinds of wildlife along the trail, especially the reason this trail is called the Woodpecker Trail. The main focus of the refuge trails are for hikers, birders, and wildife ovservers. No dogs are allowed on the trails.
Trailhead: From Corvallis, Oregon head south on Hwy 99 W 10 miles to the Finley Wildlife Refuge (on your right), turn onto Refuge Road and drive 3.5 files and look for the sign and small parking lot on your right. (Lat:44.413 Lon:-123.3292)
Trail Guides for Woodpecker Trail (Finley Refuge):
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: USFish and Wildlife Service
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Craig Cole, who has posted 74 other hikes on this site
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