Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge!

We Found A New Escape!

This Sunday, we discovered an incredible place just a short drive from Hillsboro, Oregon: Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge! Designated by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, this beautiful sanctuary is one of only three wildlife refuges of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington.
The refuge’s history is fascinating. Established in 1984, it was created to compensate for the loss of animal habitats caused by the second powerhouse built at Bonneville Dam. Today, it’s a haven for thousands of migrating birds and other animals that call it home. Seeing this beautiful spot actively restoring the ecosystem along the Columbia River is inspiring.


Our hike through the refuge was a treat. The diverse landscape of ponds, marshes, and riparian areas offered a picturesque scene. We spotted deer, turtles, and geese, adding to the serene atmosphere. We extended our exploration by walking along the mighty Columbia River, enjoying stunning vistas. The stunning scenery of the Pacific Northwest and the river’s immensity will never stop surprising us.


Sunday, March 24, 2019


9.85 miles

Moving Time

3:00:06 hours


56 °F, light breeze, clouds