Whipple Creek Park Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Ridgefield, Washington 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.
It was a fun quick hike ☺️
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.