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Chehalis River Discovery Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Centralia, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 3 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Forest River Wildlife
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Getting There

Note: As of June 17, 2020, users have reported that the original parking lot to this trail head is closed because of illegal activity. This is a family friendly trail along the Chehalis River.

I-5 to Exit 82. Go west on Harrison Avenue and head past Centralia city limits. Take a left on Goodrich Road. Parking is free.

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Steve Cherry
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Hiking

Great nature trail. Lots of beauty.

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Casey Lawrence
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Hiking

Goood trails with water access. Keep your pups leashed until out past the big barn - homeowner yelled at me!

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Jon Leverett
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Running

Great short trail. The trail varies from compact gravel to short grass. The grass is kept low, but it still gets wet and muddy in spots. T in the trail takes you left or right. Left gets you to a grove of Doug Firs and beach access. Right on the trail gets you a longer path adjacent to the river, but much of the bank is overgrown with blackberries which makes it tough to see river.

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Juan Hiraldo
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Hiking

Nothing awesome to look at, but there is a grumpy man that lives at the beginning of the trail. Nice for a short walk. Parking is not at the trail head, if you go the google maps way, you won’t see the sign of where to park. Parking is at the beginning of the business getting closer to the trail.

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Mike Snow
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Hiking

great place to hike if you're staying at Great Wolf Lodge.

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Amy Hambly
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Hiking

The trail is not marked very well. Different terrain such as road, gravel, dirt, grass. Really easy for little ones. Nice river at the end.

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

The original parking lot to this trail head is closed because of illegal activity, you now have to park in the parking lot of the Centralia Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant-Which is a red building just before the trail head near the bathrooms (at least that’s what we were advised by some of the locals to do) Once you get about a half a mile and you have the option to go left or right at a T. If you go to the left you can get down to the river. It’s easy to adventure off trail here, especially if you’re navigating down toward the river. There are several wooden markers with numbers on them at openings of what seems to be little trails off the main trail. The open fields alongside the trail says no entry because it is a biosolids application area. Overall, a very beautiful area and easy walk for the kiddos. Dog friendly as well.

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Anastasia Hammond
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WalkingMuddy

The trail was great. A little muddy but nothing some good hiking shoes couldn't handle. It was a peaceful walk with the dogs. There were tons of birds and we sited a bear across the river. I will walk again!

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Alena White
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Hiking

Chefs kisses

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Astrid McD
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Walking

trail was nice easy to walk. too bad grass is overgrown on the river side so we couldn't see the river. Great easy trail for families. However, owner w dogs should hang to their leash. SHOULD BE MANDATORY we were attacked twice by same unleashed uncontrolled dog. It had a vest that read "anxious". As a dog owner if you know your dog has issues when going for a walk, you should be responsible. 2n time dog jumped/growling at us, owner says "ma'am just dont move, dont look at him" Really?? we warned others as the enter trail as they have little kids. other than the scare by dog. It was a fantastic day! sunny, beautiful weather.

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Benjamin Lorton
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Walking

Nice walk for my dog, river at the end. Easy trail, park in front of the red building and walk about a football fields length to the trailhead.

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Patrick McAuley
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Hiking

Well maintained trail! Easy access, nice walk and your pups can romp in the river. Perfect day trip for anyone!

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Dick Yunker
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Hiking

This was an easy and beautiful stroll on Easter afternoon. Bright white views of both Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Only a few people so easy to maintain social distancing that is required during these trying covid times. Please ignore prior comments you may have seen about difficulty finding the trail head and there being no parking. Those conditions are just not true. I think people just didn’t know what they were looking for and stopped a half mile or more before the end of the road. There is a 500 foot jog in the road that people might interpret as being the end. A couple Hundred yards before the trail head is a parking lot specifically for the trail at the Centralia waste water treatment facility.

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Jennifer Henson
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Hiking
First to Review

There was no parking signs! Literally no where to park. We would have to be either dropped off or walk about 3 miles to the trail start! Was very disappointed

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Tracey Larnard
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Shannon Messersmith
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Joe Stout
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corrine ayers
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Grace Landsiedel
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Spenser Cammack
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Bill Ireland
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Casey Lawrence
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Lantian Fang
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Daniel A
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Ashley Holland
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Christopher Brown
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Judy Bell
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julie jacques
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Fred Jacques
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David Robison
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