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Trail of Two Forests Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cougar, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.4 miles Elevation Gain: 19 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

From Vancouver, north on I-5 to Highway 503, exit 21. Drive east 35 miles to Forest Service Road 83. Turn left and drive 2 miles to Forest Service Road 8303. Turn left and drive 0.1 mile to the trailhead on the left.

hiking
20 days ago

Short walk with lots of information along the way. The tree you can crawl through is definitely the highlight. Worth a stop if you are in the area!

hiking
1 month ago

Great mini trail. The Crawl was a fun mini tunnel.

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Easy hike through the snowy forest up to a beautiful lake with a small waterfall. Took me about a half hour each direction.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun, easy little walk that was pretty informative about post eruption Mount St. Helens.

walking
10 months ago

More of an short walk around a wooded ramp. Information posts around the ramp about the history of Mt Saint Helens.. Tunnel holes for you to crawl through and experience.

walking
11 months ago

Really cool small interpretive trail showing the effect of the lava flow. There are 3-4 foot diameter tree casts left behind from the burnt trees. They look like hand dug water wells. There are tree casts you can crawl through, the casts were left from fallen trees that burned away and left tunnels.

hiking
Fri Jun 14 2019

Way cool interpretive trail! I loved the lava tubes and my son had a blast!!!

hiking
Mon May 13 2019

Short and cute! Neat and educational too!

hiking
Tue Jan 29 2019

Great quick trail for kids

hiking
Wed Sep 26 2018

I wanted so bad to climb the Lava Tube..But thinking..will get stuck?

hiking
Sun Jun 24 2018

Easy hike. Tunnels are fun to explore.

Fri Feb 02 2018

it was very interesting to see the two diffe ent forests. Grandson loved it

Tue Aug 15 2017

stopped by on our way out of the ape cave. 6 year old grandson love the short little stroll along with the chance to crawl through another lava tube

Wed Jul 19 2017

A nice stroll through an incredible historic wood. Accessible for everyone and does not take very long to see. Worth the stop on your way to the Ape Caves.

Sat Jul 08 2017

Very easy and short, great if you are ready up there for the Ape Caves. "The Crawl" is quite scary if you are claustrophobic, which I am, but I did it... TWICE!

Mon Jun 26 2017

Pretty easy hike. Great history posted throughout the trail. Easy for kids with ramps for w/c accessibility.

Sun Jun 04 2017

its an amaizing small trail for kids of all ages and has a small tunnel/cave i cam climb down into

Wed Oct 05 2016

Short trail great for kids. Super busy in summer. Awesome to see the tubes formed from engulfed trees in ancient lava flows.

hiking
Fri Oct 17 2014

Very short, very easy boardwalk walk - you can opt to climb through a lava tube. It's a little rough on the knees. Very cool to see the holes left behind by the trees that died.

walking
Mon Jul 08 2013

This trail is very short (about 1/4 of mile) but really helps you (and your kids :) understand volcano activities and its consequences better. There're trees covered with lava, a small lava cave/tube (fun for younger kids), and you can see how the forest is being reborn after the volcano eruption. It is not really a hike, I believe, the whole trail is pretty much accessible with a wheelchair or a stroller; it is pretty plain so it is good even for a very young children.

hiking
Mon Sep 17 2012

Great for kids 4 and up! Start on the trails to the right of the bathroom and work your way back over the the boardwalk to do the crawl. Don't let kids too far ahead off the boardwalk as there are a lot of holes!

hiking
Tue Nov 08 2011

It was a nice walk, and it was fun two crawl around. I recommend that you go to the end, get off the boardwalk, and start hiking in the woods. That is when the real hike and crawling in caves starts.

hiking
Sun Dec 26 2010

Great place to bring the family for the day.......

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