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Rail Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Colorful sign at the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south to Exit 243 for Ankeny Hill. Go right on Ankeny Hill Road at the Stop sign.

After 0.2 miles, keep straight (left) at a Stop sign to join Wintel Road.

Continue on Wintel Road for 2.2 miles.

After entering the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, turn left for the Rail Trail Boardwalk and Observation Blind. Drive 0.1 miles on gravel to the parking area at the trailhead.

Other Notes

  • No pets allowed
  • Boardwalks open all year; other trails closed October 1st to March 31st
  • Brochures available at the trailhead
  • Bring binoculars!

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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