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Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Seclusion. Old-growth forest. Historic mill.

Cons

Muddy. No restrooms.

Features

Historically significant
Mountain biking
Picnic tables
Horseback riding

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington
Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington

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