Trail of Two Forests Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Vancouver, north on I-5 to Highway 503, exit 21. Drive east 35 miles to Forest Service Road 83. Turn left and drive 2 miles to Forest Service Road 8303. Turn left and drive 0.1 mile to the trailhead on the left.
Short trail great for kids. Super busy in summer. Awesome to see the tubes formed from engulfed trees in ancient lava flows.
Very short, very easy boardwalk walk - you can opt to climb through a lava tube. It's a little rough on the knees. Very cool to see the holes left behind by the trees that died.
This trail is very short (about 1/4 of mile) but really helps you (and your kids :) understand volcano activities and its consequences better. There're trees covered with lava, a small lava cave/tube (fun for younger kids), and you can see how the forest is being reborn after the volcano eruption. It is not really a hike, I believe, the whole trail is pretty much accessible with a wheelchair or a stroller; it is pretty plain so it is good even for a very young children.
Great for kids 4 and up! Start on the trails to the right of the bathroom and work your way back over the the boardwalk to do the crawl. Don't let kids too far ahead off the boardwalk as there are a lot of holes!
It was a nice walk, and it was fun two crawl around. I recommend that you go to the end, get off the boardwalk, and start hiking in the woods. That is when the real hike and crawling in caves starts.
Great place to bring the family for the day.......