Whipple Creek Park Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Ridgefield, WA that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Parking lot located North of the park.
Historic Ghrist mill on the loop makes it interesting.
nice easy trail for everyone.
cool little hike everything leads back to each other
Easy hike on a pretty well maintained and easily navigable trail. it's is shared by lots of equestrians so you constantly have to walk around horse feces including in the parking lot even though a wheel barrow and shovel is provided for horse owners to clean their horse's mess. Old cobble/river rock foundation grist mill on trail. Would rate it more 4 star if it wasn't for the over abundance of horse feces.
A swell forest hike for being so close to suburbia. Quite a bit of mud even on a dry day, and a couple of inclines that might prove to be challenging for the less experienced or very young.
That being said, the trail is swamped with horse patties, given that it's open to equestrian usage. This isn't as bad on the side trails (Stone Mill Trail, for instance, was relatively clear) but the central/primary trail in the area (the North/South Connector) had a 'gift' every dozen yards or so. My wife and I wondered what these poor horses are being fed.
The signage, while definitely present, can be a tad misleading. This isn't a huge problem, but at a couple of junctions the arrows depicted on the signs were outright wrong. But still -- who doesn't enjoy being lost in the woods?
Issues aside, I'll definitely be back.
Was not crowded, but lots of horse patties on the trail, and larger muddy portions. Trail was wide and easy to walk around said patties. The trees shaded almost all of the trails, and the signage present at every junction with clear laminated maps keep this area easy to navigate. The efforts of those who maintain this park are appreciated! Thank you :).
This is a really nice trail, it's an easy walk and my almost 3 year old did great. There are a few spots that I had to hold his hand or carry him on my back but not bad at all and still out in the forest. Lots of horses out there to, but it made the trail eaiser for him to walk since they roughed it up for him. Definitely a great wooded hike not far from town.
It was really nice some mud here and there but overall a great hike.
Great trails during the summer...the trains tend to get muddy during the winter and the horses tend to make it worse...but highly recommend when dry
I like this trail. The map has some errors, nothing serious.
not a bad place to hike for being located in a residential area.. I'd probably go back again.
Not bad overall for a first time out in here over 10 years! I can't believe how close I live and how long it took me to bring my MTB out here. The trails are very torn up and mostly unridable due to horses west of 29th (labeled Whipple Creek Way.) But horses need their place to play too, so totally not minded. And the northern half of the South Ridge Loop looks to be closed for now. Otherwise totally ridable with MTB or CX bike. Definitely take the Cedar Loop. So pretty!!!
We went a rainy cool day and it was still great! Yes there is a bit of horse poop but shoes/boots spray off. The trail had a nice mix of easy and moderate sections. Looked like they were adding a new leg or two to the trail system but they were closed off. Compared to some trails, this one was decently maintained in my opinion. Being so close, we will for sure hike it often!
Such a BEAUTIFUL hike! Pretty quiet, not too crowded and lots of trees and underbrush to admire. You do have to share the trail with horses but while I was out I didn't come across any. Just watch out for the horse poo if you come across any :P
Nice trail. Gravel has recently been laid to help with mud. Much better.
It's a great, easy-to-get-to trail that has the feeling of deep woods, but is only a few miles north of downtown Vancouver. Pay no attention to the low star reviews ... This is a horse trail too so you will see horse manure and have to deal with mud. That's part of the fun and besides, if you want a pristine, no mess hike, go to the waterfront and walk on the concrete. :) I enjoyed getting dirty!