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Whipple Creek Park

Portland Metro Area, Washington

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  • Raspberry Lane runs along a manicured berry field.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Trillium is abundant throughout the park.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Blue Trail.- Whipple Creek Park
  • One of many fungus species throughout the park.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Fiddlehead fern.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Watch out for stinging nettle.- Whipple Creek Park
  • The trail is quite muddy in winter.- Whipple Creek Park
  • One of many fungus species throughout the park.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Sun shining through moss just before sundown.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Ferns growing on a tree branch.- Whipple Creek Park
  • The trail junctions and directions are well marked.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Bridges cross several creeks throughout the park.- Whipple Creek Park
  • A mossy horse trough.- Whipple Creek Park
  • Grist Mill Loop.- Whipple Creek Park
  • The abandoned grist mill.- Whipple Creek Park
  • The abandoned grist mill.- Whipple Creek Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Seclusion. Old-growth forest. Historic mill.
Cons: 
Muddy. No restrooms.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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In an area surrounded by horse stables, equestrians first began riding through this area in Ridgefield. Once trails were established, hikers and bikers also began using the area. Now Clark County has established this 300-acre park for all to use. The park's main draw is the trail system, and there are no amenities other than a parking area at the NW 21st Avenue entrance. Visitors to the 4.3-mile trail system can meander through mature Douglas fir trees and a dense understory full of native flora such as sword fern and trillium. Fauna abounds too: keep your eyes out for woodpeckers, hawks, deer, flying squirrels, herons, and beavers. Explore the remains of an old stone mill in the southern area of the park along Grist Mill Loop.

Most trails in this park can get quite muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. The Whipple Creek Park Restoration Committee is working to repair the muddy trails and other historic features, so expect some construction as well.

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