Battle Ground Lake Loop Trail

EASY 27 reviews

Battle Ground Lake Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Battle Ground, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 361 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

From Vancouver, drive north on I-5 to Exit 14. Turn right on Northeast 179th Street and drive to the city of Battle Ground. Drive to the east end of town and turn left on Grace Avenue. Drive three miles to Battle Ground Lake State Park. The signed trailhead is near the day-use area within the park.

2 months ago

Love BG Lake, two different trails around the lake. Beautiful!!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Busy in the summer, noise from a lot if folks on the beach. Picked up a lot of trash on the way.

4 months ago

Decent area. Couple of nice views. crowded by people using the lake to swim so parking can be tuff in summer Doubles as equestrian trails in some areas so steep hills are ate up and watch out for horse excrement. Don't swim in the lake, just my personal opinion.

5 months ago

pretty good trail. summer gets nuts though!

5 months ago

Close to home. Main trail around lake is ok. Trails are going all over and not really any marking. Spring can be very muddy. So wear shoes u intend to be muddy. They have hire trails, bike trails, camp sites.

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7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful scenery!!

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice quick hike. Family and dog friendly. Campers, fishers, horse trails.

walking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

1 year ago

This is not 7 miles even if you go all the at around the outside loop it's only roughly 3.7. The small loop around the lake is 1.2 miles. Unfortunately the horses go on all the trails even the ones marked no horses so the trails are covered in waste and the spots that would be wet due to weather are a muddy mess from the horses walking. If your looking for a quick walk of about a mile with young kids then go the trail by the lake as it's clean and well maintained. If your looking for a longer hike go somewhere else.

walking
2 years ago

This is the perfect place to go with kids or for an afternoon walk. If you want something less crowded, you are going to have to go out farther- You can't expect to drive 3 minutes out of Battle Ground and be in a secluded area!
Cute lake for paddling around, nice trails for short day hikes or for running.

camping
2 years ago

Way too pricey for a crappy campsite. Showers are cold, host is non informative about camp location which is a quarter mile hike up a steep hill. Good for kids but leave grandma home. None of the sites are level and the slant is pretty extreme. People have sex in the bathrooms at night and the bathrooms a re filthy. Its 12-40.00 to camp plus 10.00 per vehicle to park over night. Water is OK but watch out for the fish hooks two of my kids stepped on. They lock the gate at 10pm and let you back out at 6:30. Again no info on this when you pay. No info on the use of their wheel barrels to load stuff up the hill either. Too expensive and the staff does nothing about complaints. Lots of barking dogs and horses. Con sessions are marked up 100%. Cabins are 85.00 with tax. Its a pretty lake but will never camp Here again

2 years ago

Way too many people, horses and dogs. This is nothing more than a suburban park with campgrounds.

hiking
2 years ago

Went here mid afternoon on a very warm weekday. Need a Discovery Pass to enter. The park was a bit crowded which was expected on a near 90 degree day. I'm sure mid summer it will be worse as this is a popular swimming hole, although I don't think I'd go in the water here. We meandered back and forth between the lower path and the upper path. Both are well maintained though the lower path does get a bit muddy where the lake creeps up close to it. You do have to contend with "road apples" from the horses on the upper path but it was not bad and the path is plenty wide enough to do so. Overall a pleasant walk with the dog, not extremely challenging but nice to get out of the city for the afternoon.

hiking
2 years ago

Sweet little lake with a nice trail. Great for families and kids although by the end of the summer the lake does get trashed from crowds.