Vancouver, WA Trails and Parks

Vancouver has 17 trails in the vicinity, including 3 for road biking and 3 for trail running. These trails range from 1 to 102 miles in length. The most popular trails are Larch Mountain Loop, Columbia River: Smith and Bybee Lakes and Columbia River: Lower Columbia Slough. Trails.com member Chuck S. recently completed Frenchman’s Bar Trail.
  • Larch Mountain LoopView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: If you’re up to the climb and technical descents, this is a wonderful loop. The views from Larch Mountain are sweeping and the singletrack ...

  • Tarbell Trail LoopView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: A long gravel climb is rewarded by buffed-out singletrack through a second-growth forest and several nice views. Tread: 10.9 miles ...

  • Vancouver LakeView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    •  26.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Here’s a straightforward and flat out-and-back tour visiting Vancouver Lake and the Columbia River. There’s no real destination: just follow ...

  • Columbia Gorge HighwayView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  102 miles
    •  Guide

    This drive follows the north shore of the Columbia River through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The Columbia River is the aorta ...

  • Ridgefield National Wildlife RefugeView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Birding  
    •  Guide

    Ridgefield NWR is easily one of the most popular bird-watching destinations in the state. The refuge offers a variety of habitats in three separate ...

  • Ozone WallView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  various miles
    •  Guide

    The Ozone Wall is the new crag on the block. And with that newness comes commensurate interest. But the interest is warranted, and not just because ...

  • Frenchman’s Bar TrailView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy, paved, multiuse trail starts at Vancouver Lake Park and travels through rolling farmland and around the southern tip of the 2,370-acre ...

  • Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway TrailView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  15.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This wide path cuts through the urban din of Vancouver on a trail that snakes through the city on impossibly smooth pavement, following Burnt ...

  • Merrill Lake Nature TrailView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.0 miles
    •  Guide

    A new trail through an old forest, the Merrill Lake Nature Trail invites quiet contemplation and outdoors admiration. Stroll along the east shore ...

  • Burnt Bridge Creek TrailView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Burnt Bridge Creek Trail is entirely within the urban area of Vancouver, Washington, but don’t let this deter you. The route follows a stream ...

  • Nature's Mating Game: Great Blue Herons of Clark CountyView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Birding  
    •  Half a day; a weekend to see all the sights
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    Hundreds of long-legged great blue herons gather in their “heronries,” or communal nesting areas, to perform their courtship rituals. Flocks ...

  • Perimeter Loop at Battle Ground Lake State Park View Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  30 minutes
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail could be run separately or as an addition to the Lower or Upper Loop routes for a longer effort. A mixture of singletrack terrain ...

  • Upper Lake Loop at Battle Ground Lakes State Park View Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  15 minutes
    •  1.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This route includes some paved sections through the campground and is a mixture of singletrack and wider pathways on rolling terrain. From Portland, ...

  • Lower Lake Loop at Battle Ground Lake State Park View Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  10 minutes
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Within the 280 acres of Battle Ground Lake State Park are 10 miles of hiking trails, 5 miles of equestrian/bike trails, and a self- guided interpretive ...

  • Lewis River, East Fork, Washington: Green Fork to Paradise PointView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    The East Fork Lewis River has developed a nasty reputation over the years- several good paddlers and a few anglers have drowned in its treacherous ...

  • Columbia River: Smith and Bybee LakesView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  2 to 6 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Smith and Bybee Lakes are two large bodies of water in north Portland, but most Portland residents have never seen them or even heard of them. ...

  • Columbia River: Lower Columbia SloughView Trail Details

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    Vancouver, WA

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  Up to 4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of the Columbia Slough offers three public canoe launches, one at each end and one in the middle. This section can be paddled in ...