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hiking
22 days ago

on Vance Creek Viaduct

hiking
25 days ago

A very pleasant, short loop. The spur trail leads to the beach, which on a sunny day is really very beautiful. The road that leads to the State Park, East Yates Rd, is an unpaved, rough surface road with pebbles and rocks, but it is easily driveable for any type of car. Discover Pass is required to park at the trailhead.

Crazy place

The app clocked this hike as 1.5k. It says easy but those of you just starting out, it's steep terrain down to water and if you take the loop back to the parking area, it's a gradual incline with brief spots of difficulty.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty short hike. Gets steep when you are going to the water but quick and easy hike.

hiking
2 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
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.

Nice walk. Good views. Convenient location to town.

3 months ago

So beautiful

Excellent easy hike, nice trails. Very peaceful. Our dogs loved it!

hiking
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.

Pleasant, short, easy hike.

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.