Vancouver Lake

EASY 16 reviews

Vancouver Lake is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Vancouver, Washington and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

canoeing

hiking

walking

lake

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy, completely flat. The only part of this trail which is an actual hike through a forest is the North trail along the northwest short of vancouver lake. However, it is in the forest, and you can't see the lake. Not a bad hike, at the time I took the hike (July), there was cotton from the CottonWood all over the trails and plants which was a unique spin to the scenery. The rest of the trail is just a multi-purpose paved path out in the open that runs through both nearly parks.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice trail for walking and biking.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The trailhead on this map is in the middle of Vancouver Lake, so it's better to just go to the park by the lake and do an out -and-back from there. A lot of the trail meanders through a deciduous forest of cottonwood and alder, a cool and pleasant walk on a hot day that ends suddenly in a swampy area.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

walking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

For being so close to my house I won't complain. Nice stroll through the woods.

Friday, March 18, 2016

There are a few flat paths along the lake. However I love this spot for SUP!

walking
Friday, September 25, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Not a hike. Just a walk along the lake. Definitely not impressive, compared to so much natural beauty in the area.

hiking
Sunday, June 22, 2014

canoeing
Saturday, March 15, 2014

great lake to take a nice easy float.