Best trails in Vancouver, Washington

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Looking for a great trail near Vancouver, Washington? AllTrails has 19 great trail running trails, hiking trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Guy W. Talbot State Park or L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area or Moulton Falls Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 18 easy trails in Vancouver ranging from 0.6 to 15.5 miles and from 26 to 328 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Vancouver, Washington
Top trails (19)
#1 - Salmon Creek Trail
Salmon Creek Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
This trail starts by the Klineline Pond and follows along the Salmon Creek Greenway and side trail creating a loop. Depending on weather and trail conditions portions of the side trail may be soft, slippery, and muddy. Accessibility: There are 5 designated accessible spaces in the large paved parking lot off of Northeast 117th Street at the east end of the trail. At least 4 of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is pavement (with railings at bridges), packed gravel, or natural surfaces and typically at least 4 feet wide. The most accessible portion of the trail is the first 1.5 miles of the route heading counterclockwise on a firm surface. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less) except for moderately steep to very steep (over 5%) uphill and downhill sections 2.5 through 4.9 miles when going counterclockwise. Trail goers/hikers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers may need assistance in the steeper sections or to avoid them for safety. All-terrain tires or motorized equipment may be needed for the unpaved and potentially soft and uneven sections. There are benches along the route for resting. Show more
#2 - Cougar Trails Loop
Vancouver, Washington
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
The Cougar Trails project provides several miles of walking, jogging and biking paths. Designated jogging paths and interpretive trails provide all-weather walking surface wide enough for people.Show more
#3 - Burnt Bridge Creek Trail
Stewart Glen
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 6 h 40 m
This paved multi-use trail offers great opportunities for walking, biking, jogging, and commuting. The route includes a variety of landscapes, including open grasslands and wooded areas. Most of the way it is flat but there are some hilly areas at the Bernie Road trailhead and near the I-5 crossing. The route runs between Stewart's Glen in Fruit Valley and Leverich Park and Arnold Park. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated 5% or less) except for a steep section at about 3.7 miles where wheelchair and stroller users may need assistance.Show more
#4 - Vancouver Lake
Shillapoo Wildlife Recreation Area
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
This a lovely gentle, well-maintained gravel trail alongside the lake. Please note, dogs are not allowed on the trail between April and October. Accessibility: There is 1 designated paved accessible space in the gravel parking lot off of Northwest Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway at the south end of the trail. It is van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is gravel and typically at least 3 feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (3% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most trail goers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. Show more
#5 - Discovery Historic Loop
Vancouver, Washington
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
A simple paved walk within the city limits of Vancouver, WA, this route runs along the Columbia River and you can eventually cross highway 14 and end up at historic Fort Vancouver. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle with a couple of steep sections up to 12% (otherwise all estimated 5% or less).Show more
#6 - Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway
Vancouver, Washington
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Length: 100.5 mi
This is a 100-mile drive from Vancouver to Maryhill following the Colombia River. There are view of the gorge, historical sites to look at, and vineyards to experience. Show more
#7 - Salmon Creek Trail and Greenway Loop
Salmon Creek Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#8 - Lewis & Clark Discovery Greenway to Renaissance Trail
Vancouver, Washington
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#9 - Ellen Davis Trail
Leverich Park
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
#10 - David Douglas Park Trail
David Douglas Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 27 m
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