Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail

Lower Columbia Basin

Columbia Plateau, Washington

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Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail

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  • Main entrance.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Entrance sign with points of interest.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • A red-winged blackbird scouts for food.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Female gadwall and duckling.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Unidentified warblers in the reeds of Red Wing Pond.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Wild grapes.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Cabbage white (Pieris rapae).- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Russian olive.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Black walnut.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • American bullfrog.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • A blue dasher and a ruddy darter share a branch.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Covered picnic area with bicycle parking.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Mulberry Loop.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • An overlook shelter along West Pass.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
  • Boardwalk near the West Entrance.- Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Variety of wildlife.
Cons: 
Noise from the highway. Litter.
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Region:
Columbia Plateau, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
0.80 mi (1.29 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
350 ft (107 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
15 ft (5 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking, Biking
Trail type: 
Loop
Dogs allowed: 
No
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Nestled in Columbia Park in Kennewick, the Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail (previously named the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society Nature Trail ) is easy to access. The trails may be short, but one could spend quite a few hours watching birds and other wildlife.

Arguably, Red Wing Pond is the site of most of the action. Here you can watch waterfowl swim about as birds and dragonflies rush through the reeds. The sound of the bullfrogs, birdsong, and dragonfly buzzing is almost enough to drown out the traffic noise from nearby Highway 240.

The Dr. Rod Coler Audubon Nature Trail is also home to some interesting plant life, including Russian olives, willows, and more. An identification guide of the most common species can be found at the main entrance.

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