1 month ago

Cool little marsh-like hike; right near a residential neighborhood but you really wouldn’t know once you get out there. Tons of critters; slugs, snails, and salamanders. Kids had a great time - it’s all flat so no need to worry about hills or climbing.

A pleasant day, nobody but myself on the trail. The previously muddy trail was frozen so no problem dealing with mud. Very pretty and enjoyed the solitude.

Nice hike. Went in late October and it was a little muddy but other than that in good condition. Options for longer or shorter hikes due to different trails. Picnic tables at start of hikes. Good for kids/walking dogs.

Well maintained trail. Super beautiful, no people.

5 months ago

The trail was great, and really well maintained. The area was really beautiful.

7 months ago

Trail is very easy, and a great place for kids to explore. We saw slugs, frogs, butterflies, and water spiders. There are a few picnic tables too. Trail is very shaded and cool. Downfall is that there are no restrooms.

An amazing find! Beautiful scenic area with gorgeous trees everywhere!

Clean, shaded, with 3 trails to choose length, area to walk down to a small creek. Kids loved it, couldn't take the jogging stroller around the whole loop, but plenty of trail to walk.

Don't want to tell anyone about this natural area, want to keep it for myself. Not 5 stars because not long enough.

Lovely trails in a beautiful forest, light dappled forest floor with abundant ferns and lots of Bleeding Hearts blooming, with a few fine specimens of Trillium. Met a couple of locals out with their dogs. Most of the trails were quite muddy and if you take the wrong trail as I did, is almost impassable. It seems as though a stream of water covers the path.

Very pretty. Signs were a little uninformative. Want to do it again.

We visited the trail too soon following a rainstorm and part of it was covered with water and mud. We also must have missed some signage and ended up taking a wrong turn at one point because we ended up following railroad tracks near a golf course and lost the trail. It's a pretty area, we want to go back and see if we can actually stay on the right path next time. We did spot a couple of salamander-type critters with orange bellies during our walk.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Salmon-Morgan Creek Trail in Brush Prairie WA. Beautiful mossy trees. This forest is so Jurassic looking.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Five minutes into the trail we saw a pair of deer hopping through the woods and crossing our trail... Very unexpected but cool to see on a family outing.

A little muddy this time of year but it's a nice, easy, well maintained trail that my 3 year old managed just fine.

nature trips
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

love these Woods! my son and I live nearby and have been going since I was pregnant. great walk, lots to see, easy enough for a 5 year old, Creek to enjoy. loads of mushrooms.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Super easy. Took my two year old son on his first hike and he loved it.

trail running
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

nice serene, green!!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Nice calm trail, lots of ambient sounds. Very peaceful. Keep eye out for stinging needle, wear pants...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Salmon/Morgan Creek is a delightful, quiet trail tucked away in a pocket of wilderness close to Battleground, WA. It is a county park, so don't worry about passes being required and the like. Do, however, take note of very limited parking. With no formal parking spaces, parking along side the road is mandatory.

The trail is really comprised of three smaller trails -- the Fir, Redcedar, and Alder Trails. The full experience both ends and begins with the Fir Trail, which runs past nearby Morgan Creek. The view of the water doesn't approach majestic, but on a cool quiet day it can be fairly serene.

The Fir Trail is easily the most well-maintained of the three, but the park as a whole is kept up nicely. I began my walk by turning to my right when facing the trailhead signs. Shortly after passing the waters of Morgan Creek, the trail empties on to the Redcedar Trail. Redcedar conjoins both Fir and the very primitive Alder Trail.

Alder Trail begins not too long after Redcedar does, and is the longest of the three. It is also the least well-kept. After a short while, Alder empties into a very pretty meadow, through which the trail continues back into some wooded areas soon after. Be wary -- the signage is not the best here. Make sure to turn left and back on to the official trail -- there will be a post a short distance into the trees -- as continuing all the way straight takes you to a set of train tracks.

Following Alder eventually connects you back to Redcedar, and from there, you wind up back on the Fir Trail, with your trailhead not a long walk still.

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