Discovery Historic Loop

EASY 13 reviews

Discovery Historic Loop is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Vancouver, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
118 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


trail running




A simple easy walk within the city limits of Vancouver, WA. Runs along the Columbia River and can eventually cross highway 14 and end up at historic Fort Vancouver.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Peaceful and sparsely populated. Not so much a hike as it is a paved path, but enjoyable.

trail running
3 months ago

5 months ago

Nice and easy. Some areas are a little loud with the freeway right there but it's close and easy to get to so it's a trade off.

6 months ago

I loved it. I'm new to the area so it was a great way to check some places out.

6 months ago

I loved walking this. There are many signs to read along the way. A good mix of nature and history.

7 months ago

9 months ago

A wee bit cold today, nice easy walk. Kids spent a lot of time looking for Pokémon.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Flat but REALLY enjoyable. Also great for Pokemon catching!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Great go too when you just want to get out of traffic! The path along the Columbia is a great spot year round.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

A good little trail that was only moderately traveled on the day that I walked it. The trail does continue across highway 14 to the historic Ft. Vancouver, a fur trader fort from the early days of the fur trade. The fort is run by the National Park Service and does have a fee, but is interesting with several buildings on site to look through and occasionally has re-enactors running the forge or kitchens. The trail itself runs along the Columbia river on which there are several restaurants and condominiums. Depending on the day, the crowds can be heavier, but a nice easy way to at least get out without going to far.