Vance Creek Viaduct

EASY 37 reviews

Vance Creek Viaduct is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Cushman, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

bridge out

bugs

muddy

over grown

snow

closed

off trail

private property

historic site

no dogs

hiking
11 days ago

Nice easy walk, loved all the wild flower on the way to the bridge.

12 days ago

Nice bridge

16 days ago

Cool piece of history.

hiking
1 month ago

Went here after completing the lower fork skokomish river trail just up the road. This was a nice wind down.
From the parking area, it is an easy walk down to see the bridge. About 0.5 mile down there is a Y fork with a sign to see the side view. Right takes you to the bridge. it's ok. there is razor wires around the pedestals so you can't go on the trestle. heading back down the other route you passed earlier. after about 100 yards you'll come to a yellow flowered bush... like a roundabout. lol. look right and you will see the pink ribbons. follow it for several hundred yards through the narrow wooded trail. Don't worry the ribbons appears every 20 -30 ft. all the way to the outlook. that's it. head back. enjoy

2 months ago

Very cool! At first we just typed the Vance creek bridge into google maps and directions were very wrong. After we clicked for directions through all trails using the exact coordinates we found it no problem. I really like the side view of the bridge much more than the straight up to the entrance of the bridge. Worth doing both views

hiking
4 months ago

DO NOT try climbing down the trail to the river. I repeat DO NOT attempt to go down the steep hill. Local here, seen more people hurt and killed from that then the bridge itself.
it's legal to hike to the bridge but STILL ilegal and unsafe to be on the bridge. the wood was damaged in a fire and unsafe in spots. razor wire also surrounds the base. Green Diamond WILL charge you if your caught. Its private property so respect it or lose it. it's historical, PACK OUT YOUR TRASH.

4 months ago

easy walk to the bridge, great piece of history and too bad it's not easy to walk across with the razor wire around it.

4 months ago

Easy quick walk. Awesome piece of WA state history to visit! It's a shame that you can't easily get on the bridge any more but I understand the safety reasoning. At the base of the bridge there is a steep trail that appears to go down to the river... would love to make it down there on day!

hiking
5 months ago

little late but I wonder if somebody grabbed my go pro that I dropped and was on the I beam about 80 feet out from the start and was unable to recover

7 months ago

Nice to be able to see this historic place before they tear it down.. Its all
Tore apart and wired up now so nobody gets hurt..

7 months ago

Probably my #1 most favorite spot to hike. It's not necessarily a hike but a good walk there. Once you see a big round steel cylinder before the bridge you're there. Going on the bridge had to be my biggest achievement because it's no piece of cake for someone that is afraid of heights. The gaps between the wooden slats can be quite spaced out and the drop is a veryyyyy long way down so I recommend to keep your eyes forward. For dare devil's and adrenaline junkies. Not recommended for children.

7 months ago

@mercy Johnson, how was the trail condition? going there tomorrow, hope you see this

hiking
9 months ago

Crazy place

10 months ago

I took the longer route which required walking a mile down a closed road to the path which was another 1.5 miles roughly, was able to get on the bridge from the South side. If you search on google you can find videos with instructions on how to do this. there was a lot of overgrown bushes, etc. but worth it for the views if you aren't scared of heights.

hiking
10 months ago

Simple but amazing. Scary but fun. The bridge is NOT out and is accessible WITHOUT trespassing; I think the logging company paid people to write reviews on this site saying it has been demolished and you will get a ticket. My fiancé and I approached from the shorter trail NW of the bridge, right off WA-23. It's about a mile on pretty level gravel until you get to the bridge. This is national forest land so you are NOT trespassing; however, climbing on the bridge, which is private property, does constitute trespassing. There are signs that delineate this. Getting on the bridge would be pretty difficult anyway as you have to scale a 15 foot concrete wall covered in razor-wire, but it is 100% possible. However, as a law-abiding citizen, I did not climb on the bridge and was happy looking at it from underneath.

hiking
11 months ago

Late review! My boyfriend and i went at the end of January (2016), and it was still snowy! Fairly easy trail and the view was nice, pretty scary if you don't enjoy heights. we did go on the bridge and by the time we came back to our cars we each got a ticket for trespassing. up to you if you want to take the risk.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Easy walk to the bridge but once you arrive it is for viewing only, you cannot go on the bridge anymore. If you do not live in the area it's really not worth the drive.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Very short, just leads to an old trestle that you can't go on. Nothing much to see here and not worth the dirt road you have to take.

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