Sandy River Delta


Sandy River Delta Trail map

Sandy River Trail vicinity map. Download a full Sandy River Delta Trail vicinity map & key. (.pdf)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Boy and a dog in the distance walk in long dry grass in fall

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 provides lots of opportunities to explore. 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. Learn & listen to a audio tour by the Confluence Project.
  • 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.

Fishing can be accessed by hiking. Fish available include: Salmon, Steelhead, Bass; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Spin, Bait.

Please note: Commercial dog walking is prohibited at Sandy River Delta.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trails are open, dogs must be leashed on the Confluence Trail. Gates close at night and open at 6 AM. 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
  • No motor vehicles outside of parking lot.
  • Commercial dog walking  (i.e., charging a fee to walk, train, or care for others’ pets on National Forest System lands) is prohibited.
  • 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 potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


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.

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Day Hiking

Extensive trail system.

Areas for Day Hiking at Sandy River Delta

Horse Riding & Camping

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

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