Woodpecker Loop Trail

This is an excellent trail for bird watching.


Length: 1.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Benton
Longitude: -123.332281
Latitude: 44.4127460231241

Driving Directions

Located just off Finley Refuge Rd.


This loop trail begins and ends at the trailhead parking lot. An interpretive brochure for this hike is available at the trailhead. The trail begins in an oak woodland habitat and then climbs slightly to an overlook that allows exceptional views of the Willamette Valley and Cascade Range. Here you also get a good view of Bald Top,which is a native oak savanna habitat. The trail continues into a forest dominated by Douglas fir. As the trail drops down you start to see mature maples and evidence of past logging. Interpretive signs along the trail provide information about different animals and their habitats. This is an excellent trail for bird watching and is enjoyable in the summertime because most of the trail is under the forest canopy.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 10%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 350
Elevation High Point: 400
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFWS Trail Information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Doug Spencer
26208 Finley Refuge Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97333
(541) 757-7236
[email protected]

Information Contact:
Chantel Jimenez
[email protected]





A fine walk

We visited the wildlife refuge on a cold winter day and had a fine time walking the entire woodpecker loop. Portions of the trail were muddy due to recent, heavy rain and poor drainage. Nothing too special about the trail, but a fine walk in a mixed conifer and oak forest. Many nice nearby walking paths for viewing wildlife, too.

October 16, 2017



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