The Easy 1-Mile Winter Hike In Portland That's Positively Bewitching
During winter, Northwest forests come alive with green. Moss appears even more vibrantly colored amongst the backdrop of brown trees, ground and leaves, and this year, white snow. If you are ready to stretch your legs on an easy and quick trail, this one at the Audubon Society is a great place to start.
Coming in at 1.3 miles, this is a lovely trail that highlights all the beauty of our forests.
Moss is abundant and provides many picture-taking opportunities as you travel along Balch Creek.
Wildlife is also plentiful at this bird-watching paradise. While you may be looking up for one of the over 40 species of birds that live here, be sure to look down as well.
When you cross the pond, closed in with lily pads, be on the look-out for these salamanders that make occasional appearances on the trails and in the water.
Take the Founders Trails to to the North Collins Trail to complete this short loop. Once back at the parking lot, consider touring the Wildlife Care Center where you can visit the educational birds that call the center home.
The Audubon Society of Portland is located at 5151 NW Cornell Road. With 150-acres, there are several noteworthy trails to explore once you visit this one, and the pure beauty of the area will keep you coming back for more.
Have you been on this enchanting hike? What are some of your other favorite area hikes? Feel free to share below. 🙂
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