Cowlitz River Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Cowlitz River Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kelso, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles
36 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running




9 months ago

Very sketchy walk. Homeless people sleeping on old mattresses and people acting suspicious. I will never again walk this alone.

That aside, I would walk this with a group of people. Beautiful river views and cool things to look at.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Nice trail to walk along the river. stays pretty clean for the most part.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

FYI: The Clover Lane entrance is off North Pacific Ave. Entrances are also located off South Pacific Ave at Mill Street and River Road.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I walked this trail on a beautiful early May day with the temperature in the low 70s. I started from the Clover Lane entrance. The first part of the trail was gravel but soon became a real nice paved trail. I walked to the first Kelso bridge and back and encountered 6 cyclist and 1 rabbit. Other than an occasional train it was very peaceful.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Great for kids on bikes. Nothing super exciting but a nice way to get exercise in town.

trail running
Sunday, July 10, 2016

paved path, completely flat

road biking
Sunday, September 11, 2011

Good for a run or quick bike ride. Paved the entire way.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thursday, March 03, 2016