Trail of Two Forests Trail

EASY 25 reviews

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.

0.4 miles
19 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




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.

3 months ago

Easy hike. Tunnels are fun to explore.

7 months ago

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

Tuesday, August 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

Wednesday, July 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.

Saturday, July 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!

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

Sunday, June 04, 2017

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

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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

Friday, October 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.

Monday, July 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.

Monday, September 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!

Tuesday, November 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.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

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

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