Dalton Lake Nature Preserve Overview

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Dalton Lake Nature Preserve is a short paved bike trail (also called Columbia City Bike Trail) through a wooded area which connects to a gravel road to a forested lake.

Dalton Lake Nature Preserve at a glance

What: walking, biking, lake, wildlife viewing, birdwatching

Where: In St. Helens turn east off Highway 30 onto Deer Island Road, then immediately left onto Oregon Street. The trailhead is at the parking lot of the Columbia Humane Society at 2084 Oregon St, St Helens (45.87327,-122.81397). Look to the left of the Humane Society for the paved trail, do not turn into the mobile home lot.

Dalton Lake directions

Hiking: Almost one mile on asphalt along the main trail, and another mile of dirt road and trails around the lake.

Trip Reports: Nostalgia at Dalton Lake

Camping: None

Notable Wildlife: Blacktail Deer, Beaver, Muskrat, River Otter, herons, waterfowl, woodpeckers, garter snakes, newts

Property status: Oregon Department of Transportation

Website: Friends of Dalton Lake Nature Preserve

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