Explore the most popular river trails near Vancouver with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice and easy blacktop great for family and elders...

Thought this was going to be much better of a walk but once we started it was only about a mile or so before it became very unban & somewhat sketchy. Several homeless people riding around, a kind biker even stopped us to warn us that it’s a dangerous area (I had my baby with me). We did see 2 bald eagles though at the swampy part at the start so that was cool.
Probably wouldn’t come back here unless on bike perhaps.

walking
1 month ago

It’s a nice walk, I prefer a trail that is more out in nature.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is beautifully paved and well maintained. At postings, you will see a map displaying color-coded routes to help you decide which route to take based on length and areas of the hike. I would come back here again for another hike or bike ride. However, keep in mind this trail is not off-leash friendly. As a dog mama, I love when I'm able to take my dog hiking with me off-leash. Some portions of this trail are too close to the road for dogs to roam off-leash safely.

Nice walk along the creek.

trail running
3 months ago

It was OK, the trail goes through neighborhoods so not lots of stop and go.

Choice of 4 loops-easy trail. Poor signage. Muddy and roots thru forest. Best direction are go to WSU, go straight instead of turning into college.TH by WSU barn. poor parking.

trail running
3 months ago

Great paved road for running.

hiking
3 months ago

good workout with inner trails and hills, watch your step in a few places. Dog friendly.

walking
4 months ago

This is not a trail and not a loop. This is just a paved straight flat path 3.1 miles long. So 6 miles is back and forth. This is basically a city park. The trail also doesn't follow the creek and strays quite far away from it. I frankly don't understand why is it even listed here.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, wide open scenery with a grey view along the water! Just a little crowded and not much room for exploration.

hiking
5 months ago

I love how green it is here. Lost of moss & some cool looking trees.

walking
5 months ago

This trail is cool year round.

fun with 6 of my friends

hiking
5 months ago

This is a nice hike if you are near downtown Vancouver. It mixes city sidewalks with a stroll through the beautifully restored Fort Vancouver grounds; passing the busy Pearson airport; a walk across the land bridge; and a brief pass by the river.

I recommend crossing the I-5 bridge on the East side for great view of the majestic Columbia River and (on a clear day) Mt. Hood. The entry to the I-5 walkway is across the street from Joe’s Crab Shack.

Nice trail. If you do all the loops and wander a bit beyond the trail I stretched it into a nice 8 mile walk.

It is well maintained with great scenery the whole trail.

Fun little trail, good for kids

Love it. Very relaxing.

lots of off-shoot trails and paths to the creek. lots of wildlife and plenty of spots to picnic.

decent trail, but had to dodge a lot of horse dung

walking
10 months ago

Great trail, well maintained. Starting at Klondike pond and walking to the far end was a disappointment. We got to the end to find a port a potty. No benches, water fountains. Almost as if that was the trail head.

on Salmon Creek Trail

trail running
10 months ago

A paved 3.1 mile trail that's generally well populated. A great spot for running or walking the dog. About 1/2 of the trail is shaded. Mostly flat. A good place for a family walk/bike ride or solo run. Safe and a couple of bathrooms along the trail.

walking
10 months ago

We do this trail often as it is near our home. It is an easy paved trail. There is shade off and on for about half of it. 1/4 mile markers painted on the paved trail. You can easily walk, bike or jog on this trail.

Peaceful and sparsely populated. Not so much a hike as it is a paved path, but enjoyable.

Great running trail.

Excellent Paved Trail - ideal for practicing your 5K or 10K runs

beautiful trails, but not well marked and had to wander around for a while to find a nice trail, hard to find parking

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Several trails but not well identified. muddy in places

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Not well marked, we got lost several times, no good place to park.

on Cougar Trails Loop

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pros: Close to Portland Metro Area, so if you don't want to spend a lot of time driving to a trail you can get here relatively quickly from town. Has a variety of scenery, a couple of creeks, meadows, forest, and WSU campus. Dogs allowed.
Cons: There are many crisscrossing and parallel trails that are not well signed so it can be easy to lose your bearings. On the other hand, it is surround by suburbs on every side, so you couldn't get lost in the wilderness. I did find that using the All Trails app on my cell phone GPS, with the "Satellite" layer turned on allowed us to see where we were.

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