Whipple Creek Park Loop Trail

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Whipple Creek Park Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Ridgefield, Washington that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
190 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running




Parking lot located North of the park.

6 hours ago

Nice regional park for an afternoon stroll with the dog. Definitely a lot of horses here along with all their bushels of road apples. Makes one wonder why horse owners aren’t held to the same poop standards as dog owners???

1 day ago

Took the kids & went with my walking group a few weeks after. Was a really great light hike for the kids to get the season started❤️

6 days ago

great hike for all levels. Many different trail options to make the hike last.

26 days ago

great trails ,lots of shade hard hike.

1 month ago


trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful trails! A lot of horse poop but easy to follow trails and a lot of miles to be had here!

1 month ago

One of my favorite places to run. By taking lots of small side trails, you can easily get 7-10 miles in there.

1 month ago

It was a very beautiful trail. Loved the old mill but it was pretty confusing to follow. We had to have a map with us. The signs really didn’t help much.

3 months ago

while the trail is "marked," I found it confusing until I did this trail a couple of times. I like that it feels secluded in city limits and the there are hills for a bit of a workout. I plan to explore all the side trails next (rabbit hole, ? chimney....). Dog friendly and nice people I meet there. Watch out for horse patties. lol

4 months ago

It's ok. Lots of horse dung.

7 months ago

my grandson and I will be back.

7 months ago

A fun easy & beautiful trail. It made for a great afternoon hike & picnic.
Well maintained with directions posted in the places you seem to need them.

9 months ago

Probably my favorite "in town" walk. short and easy, but pleasantly shaded throughout.

10 months ago

Did a two-mile loop with my Yorkie, my best friend, and her lab mix pup. absolutely beautiful. Well-maintained. You'll step around a lot of horse poop, but who cares. Nearly the entire hike was wooded and shaded. Great way to spend the afternoon!

11 months ago

Great trails for hiking with kids. A couple of hills but they are short. Knew that it was an active horse riding trail...kid loved seeing the horses and even got to say hi to a couple.

11 months ago

Beautiful, the only negative is way too much horse poop all over the trail.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Trails were good, but a bit hilly for beginner's. More of a moderate trail.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Pretty nice views, good for a short walk with a few side trails. Beware of the horse poop!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Very,very muddy in spots - great in other areas. Skirt the edge of the muddy spots and you'll be fine but watch out for lot's of stinging nettle. Lots of bugs coming out. The area is beautiful with lots of varieties of plants, trees and birds. I'll wait for it to dry out some before going back.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

my new favorite park. Nice 1 mile loop and a nice easy walk. still quite muddy in some spots. busy on the weekends with horse riders who are very courteous. quite during the week. lots of wild flowers this time of year.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Very muddy in Spring but still so beautiful. Away from the hub bub. Enjoy the quiet, peaceful, Bird songs, or the babbling creek.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

It was a fun quick hike ☺️

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Historic Ghrist mill on the loop makes it interesting.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

nice easy trail for everyone.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nice hike

Sunday, August 14, 2016

cool little hike everything leads back to each other

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Easy hike on a pretty well maintained and easily navigable trail. it's is shared by lots of equestrians so you constantly have to walk around horse feces including in the parking lot even though a wheel barrow and shovel is provided for horse owners to clean their horse's mess. Old cobble/river rock foundation grist mill on trail. Would rate it more 4 star if it wasn't for the over abundance of horse feces.

Friday, May 27, 2016

A swell forest hike for being so close to suburbia. Quite a bit of mud even on a dry day, and a couple of inclines that might prove to be challenging for the less experienced or very young.

That being said, the trail is swamped with horse patties, given that it's open to equestrian usage. This isn't as bad on the side trails (Stone Mill Trail, for instance, was relatively clear) but the central/primary trail in the area (the North/South Connector) had a 'gift' every dozen yards or so. My wife and I wondered what these poor horses are being fed.

The signage, while definitely present, can be a tad misleading. This isn't a huge problem, but at a couple of junctions the arrows depicted on the signs were outright wrong. But still -- who doesn't enjoy being lost in the woods?

Issues aside, I'll definitely be back.

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