Sandy River Delta

 

Sandy River Delta Trail map

Sandy River Trail vicinity map. Download a full Sandy River Delta Trail vicinity map & key. (3.34 mb, PDF)

Note: Dogs must be on leash on the Confluence Trail and in the parking lot to help make these areas accessible to everyone.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Sandy River Delta is a multi-use recreation area open to horseback riding, hiking, biking, and even hunting in the allowable area. A quick drive from Troutdale and not far from Portland, this is a great spot for a nature getaway. Its views, extensive trail system, and easy mountain biking make this site a quick retreat from the city. 

A network of trails includes Sandy River Delta Trail #4417. Trail distances from the parking area:

  • Boundary Trail  1.5 miles
  • Confluence Trail 1.25 miles (accessible trail, dogs on leash), which leads to a commemorative bird blind listing species recorded by Lewis and Clark.
  • Meadow Trail 0.5 miles
  • Ranch Dike Trail 1.25 miles
  • Old Channel Trail 0.75 miles

There are parking spots designed for vehicles with trailers.  Visitors in vehicles without trailers are asked to honor these spots and reserve them for trailers.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Access via Hiking Trail; Fish available include: Salmon, Steelhead, Bass; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Spin, Bait; 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Gates close at night and open at 6 AM. Trails cleared of logs. Please park only in designated spots, leaving trailer parking places available for trailers.
Operational Hours: Gates are closed during the following hours:
  • Oct 1 - Nov 2:  8 PM - 6 AM
  • Nov 3 - Mar 8: 6 PM - 6 AM
  • Mar 9 - May 31:  8 PM - 6 AM
  • Jun 1 - Sep 30:  10 PM - 6 AM
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee
Open Season: year round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • No motor vehicles outside of parking lot.
  • Hunting restrictions apply.
  • Dogs must be on leash in parking lot and on confluence trail.
  • Pick up your dog waste, and respect other users.
Closest Towns: Troutdale, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR: Travel east on I-84 through Troutdale, then take exit #18. Follow the signs to Sandy River Delta located on north side of the interstate; just east of the Sandy River.

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 for approximately 26 miles to exit #18 and follow signs to Sandy River Delta.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Picnic tables 3 on site
Toilets vault toilets
Parking car and trailer
Accessible Parking lot, restrooms and Confluence Trail