Padilla Bay Interpretive Center Trails

In addition to the wealth of information available inside the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, this facility has two short hikes which are wheelchair friendly.

Observation Deck

image of observation deck at the Padilla Bay reserve

This paved trail is only a few hundred yards long with a slight downhill grade leading from the front door of the Interpretive Center. Entirely wheelchair accessible, a tunnel takes you under the road to a deck that looks out over Padilla Bay. From there, a spiral staircase provides access to the beach. If your dog visits the reserve and beach, please keep your dog on a leash.

Upland Trail

From our parking lot, head toward the barn and keep right, winding through the old hay fields and wood lot of the Breazeale dairy farm. The first half of the 0.8-mile trial is paved. The rest is gravel or hard ground. It can get a little soggy in the winter.

Trail Guides are available to borrow from the front desk. Stop at the numbered posts and read the appropriate text to learn about natural history. Different versions are available including botanicalchildren’s activities, and general interest. Please keep your dog on a leash.

Padilla Bay Interpretive Center Trails