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Oaks Bottom





Easy
2.8-mile loop
100 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Use: hikers, bicycles

Left: Oaks Park




In the midst of the city but shielded by a 100-foot cliff, the animals in this riverside wildlife refuge don’t seem to realize they’re in a metropolis. As you hike the trail around these wetlands you’re almost certain to see ducks, beaver-gnawed trees, and great blue herons calmly fishing for frogs. But wildlife watching isn’t the only reason this trip is a hit with families. At the far end of the loop you can visit Oaks Park, an old-timey carnival midway complete with kiddy rides and refreshment stands. 

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