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Sandy River Delta

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking across the Columbia River to Vancouver (Steve Hart)
Mount Hood reflecting in a backwater (Steve Hart)


This is a site noted by Lewis and Clark, where they saw a river choked with sand entering the Columbia River from the south. Today, the Sandy River has pretty much flushed itself clean of the results of Mt. Hood's 1800 eruption. Still, there's a sandy beach, two wadeable rivers and a view to die for.

The Sandy River Delta Hike originally reached this destination. However, with the removal of the dike across the east channel of the river, it is no longer possible to walk here. At low water at the end of summer and before the fall rains, unusual wildflowers blooms along the shore here.

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