Features: Birding — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
The trail can get very wet in the springtime. Come prepared with a change of footwear for post-run. Trail is also very close to private homes at certain points so be sure to recognize the property lines.
The Marsh Sanctuary has existed for decades but in the last 5-6 years, they have refocused on maintaining their 3-4 miles of trails. It is mostly an out-and-back course from Leonard Park.
It can be added on by crossing Sarles Street at the end and joining up with Merestead County Park
which leads into Butler Sanctuary
. The more adventurous can even head up to the Meyer Preserve via the paved Oregon Road.
The trail meanders through the wooded section behind a housing development, so stay on the trail and respect residents.