Note that the refuge is managed for the benefit of the wildlife, so access is limited. There are three trails for viewing the refuge. The Gibbons Creek Art Trail which connects the parking area with the dike (1.1 mile) is open year round. The seasonal spur trail is only open from May 1 to September 30. To walk down the Gibbons Creek trail, out the spur trail, along the dike trail, then returning on Gibbons Creek trail is a 2.8 mile walk. The dike trail is open year round and connects to the west to reach Captain William Clark Park and Steamboat Landing Park (3.7 miles).
For the latest updates on work being done, and to check if trails or access is closed for work, see https://www.refuge2020.info/
Note: Horse riding, bicycles and leashed pets are only allowed on the Columbia River Dike trail and not on other trails in the refuge.