Salmon Creek Trail

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Salmon Creek Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Vancouver, Washington that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.9 miles
154 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



paddle sports

road biking

trail running


partially paved


22 days ago

Love this easy kids friendly trial. Great for running, walking and biking! Love the animals who live here too. Turtles blue heron etc

mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice flat trail, good for the entire family. We were there for the fall migration of geese, ducks, and swans. Great trail system, nice and wide, well cared for. We picked a beautiful, warm fall day with blue skies and plenty of sunshine.

3 months ago

This is a great paved urban trail. The views of the salmon creek are beautiful close to 36th. It’s a good spot for a run with an option to make it a loop off the paved trail.

4 months ago

Much of this trail is paved and level, making it accessible to those in wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

5 months ago

If anything, this is more of a nature walk than a hike, but well worth it. If you do the round trip, it's about 6 miles, which is a decent calorie burner even without any noticeable elevation gain. But if you were coming here, it wouldn't be for that, it'd be for the wonderful walk or bike ride on a paved trail that parallels the path of Salmon Creek. While you're not directly alongside the river at all times, it's always within earshot and accessed by walking a few yards down one of the dozens of side trails that offshoot from the main trail. You'll walk through forest, field and everything in between. Great way and place to relax amongst the elements. I'll be back.

5 months ago

Nice evening with the family. We all made it down and back :-)

6 months ago

Great paved trail for an afternoon stretch with kids, elderly, wheelchair bound, trail running. There are a lot of side trails to get peeks of the creek. Because of the general east-to-west orientation of the creek the early morning /late afternoon are the most dramatic “golden hours” of shadow and light.

7 months ago

Nice and easy blacktop great for family and elders...

8 months ago

It’s a nice walk, I prefer a trail that is more out in nature.

9 months ago

Nice walk along the creek.

trail running
10 months ago

Great paved road for running.

11 months ago

This is not a trail and not a loop. This is just a paved straight flat path 3.1 miles long. So 6 miles is back and forth. This is basically a city park. The trail also doesn't follow the creek and strays quite far away from it. I frankly don't understand why is it even listed here.

11 months ago

Nice, wide open scenery with a grey view along the water! Just a little crowded and not much room for exploration.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I love how green it is here. Lost of moss & some cool looking trees.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

This trail is cool year round.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

fun with 6 of my friends

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Nice trail. If you do all the loops and wander a bit beyond the trail I stretched it into a nice 8 mile walk.

It is well maintained with great scenery the whole trail.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

lots of off-shoot trails and paths to the creek. lots of wildlife and plenty of spots to picnic.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

decent trail, but had to dodge a lot of horse dung

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great trail, well maintained. Starting at Klondike pond and walking to the far end was a disappointment. We got to the end to find a port a potty. No benches, water fountains. Almost as if that was the trail head.

trail running
Saturday, August 05, 2017

A paved 3.1 mile trail that's generally well populated. A great spot for running or walking the dog. About 1/2 of the trail is shaded. Mostly flat. A good place for a family walk/bike ride or solo run. Safe and a couple of bathrooms along the trail.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

We do this trail often as it is near our home. It is an easy paved trail. There is shade off and on for about half of it. 1/4 mile markers painted on the paved trail. You can easily walk, bike or jog on this trail.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Excellent Paved Trail - ideal for practicing your 5K or 10K runs

Monday, April 24, 2017

Essy pleasant walk

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This is a beautiful trail with plenty of great vistas. It is well paved and marked and is great for families it can also be a great trail to go for a run, a leisurely stroll, or bike ride. There is a somewhat steep slope to walk down at the entrance, but after that is very easy.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pretty lakes and easy trail. Good for walking your pups!

trail running
Sunday, April 09, 2017

A great place for walking or jogging. Paved and marked every 1/4 mile. Nice and flat. Only complaint is that it can be a little crowded at times and after it rains there are a few spots with huge puddles that cover the width of the trail. Only way around them is through big mud puddles on the side... running shoes are filthy from those. Great family place, lots of kids, dogs, bikes on occasion. Saw horses once.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Nice walk and paved for when it rains there it is pretty busy and many people from dog walkers to bikers good trail close to home

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I've walked and run this trail hundreds of times over the past several years. I love every bit of the trail. I don't necessarily love the dog walkers who think it's okay to try to trip runners with their 20 foot leashes, or the bike riders who think because they have tight shorts on the are allowed to speed through there. But the trail itself is amazing.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Definitely a nice flat paved path for biking, running, or walking. I like that this is basically in my backyard and has some nice scenery.

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