Fort Columbia State Park is a 593 acre day-use historical park located at the Chinook Point National Historic Landmark and along 6,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. Within the park are original U.S. Army Coastal Artillery fort buildings and batteries, active from 1896 to 1947. This area was also home to the Chinook Indian Nation and their famed Chief Comcomly, and explored by Robert Gray and the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The trail head for this hike is located in the Fort Columbia, beyond the barracks. The trail itself is in desperate need of maintenance as half of the loop and the leg to the overlook is so overgrown that I would have benefited from having a machete. Most of the overgrowth is berry bushes, so you can imagine what my arms and legs look like. I was really disappointed that we were not able to make it to the overlook.