Vance Creek Viaduct

EASY 20 reviews

Vance Creek Viaduct is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Shelton, Washington. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
400 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

bridge out

bugs

muddy

over grown

snow

closed

off trail

private property

historic site

no dogs

2 days 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..

5 days 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.

21 days ago

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

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2 months ago

Crazy place

3 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.

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3 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.

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4 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.

5 months ago

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.

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5 months ago

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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Sunday, June 01, 2014