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Blandford Canyon

Southwest Washington > Vancouver Area
45.6269, -122.6182 Map & Directions
Length
0.9 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
75 feet
Highest Point
175 feet
Enjoy a lush green forested hike with your leashed dog on the Blandford Canyon trail. Photo by Aaron Bredl. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

A small network of trails connects the neighborhoods of South Cliff and DuBois across Blandford Road in Vancouver. Visit both parks, but do know you’ll have to cross a road to get the full experience. Continue reading

Rating
4.00 out of 5

Hiking Blandford Canyon

With lush greenery and lots of shade, Blandford Canyon is a great location to escape into nature for a short while. Despite paralleling a main neighborhood road, it's a surprisingly secluded park and is a mostly quiet hiking experience, with the exception of birdsong. 

The main trail runs south from the parking area at North Blandford Canyon Drive and MacArthur Boulevard across North Blandford Canyon Drive, south along the eastern side of the Blandford Canyon, ending at the corner of North Blandford Drive and East Evergreen Blvd.

Note that where the trail crosses North Blandford Canyon Drive, it continues on the opposite side of the canyon slightly further back up the road from the direction which you came. 

The east-west connecting trail to South Cliff park (on the West side of the canyon) connects near the North Blandford Canyon Drive road crossing. A false connecting trail is also here, and runs parallel to the South Cliff Park connecting trail; To distinguish between the two: the false connecting trail section is the more south trail, and begins at the higher elevation between the two, the South Cliff park connecting trail section begins more north, and is the lower.

The east-west connecting trail to Dubois Park (on the East side of the canyon) connect directly from the East side of the road crossing, ending at the far North West corner of Dubois Park.

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Blandford Canyon

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6269, -122.6182 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

driving directions

To get to South Cliff Park, from I-5, take exit 1C for East Mill Plain Ave. Head east for 2 miles past. Turn right on Umatilla Way a residential street. Continue south for two blocks to the park. If you are coming from the east, make your way to the I-205/Mill Plain interchange. Follow Mill Plain west for 3.3 miles, and turn left on to Manzanita Way. Go one block south and turn left on Oregon Dr. You'll arrive at the park in one block. There’s no parking area here, and it is a residential area, so please park respectfully.

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Southwest Washington > Vancouver Area

City of Vancouver

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