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Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail

Southwest Washington


Southwest Washington -- Vancouver Area
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16.2 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 310 ft.


4.00 out of 5


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This pleasant Vancouver trail follows Burnt Bridge Creek through a variety of landscapes, including open grasslands, wetlands, and forests. Nature lovers use the trail to watch waterfowl, listen to song birds, and perhaps spot a coyote or deer. The eight-mile greenbelt has multiple access points, allowing this hard-surfaced trail to be conveniently divided into sections.

The eastern section flows through meadows and wetlands; the middle section passes by soccer fields and under power lines; and the western section is mostly forested. These sections may be done independently or combined for a longer hike. For your convenience, there is a separate hiking guide entry for each section.

The directions below point to the eastern-most trailhead. For information and directions to other access points see each of the other guide entries.

NOTE: Burnt Bridge Creek is named for a small, primitive bridge built over the creek in 1889. As the population expanded, traffic shifted to a larger bridge build in 1885. The little bridge subsequently burnt down giving the creek its name.


Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.6359, -122.5802 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Vancouver Area

City of Vancouver

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Getting There

East Trailhead: From I-205, take exit #28 Mill Plain Rd onto SE Mill Plain Blvd, towards Vancouver. Drive west on Mill Plain Blvd for about 1.3 miles. Turn right onto NE 97th Ave and go 0.8 mile. Turn left on NE 14th St. Turn right on NE Knollcrest Ave and go 0.1 mile. Continue on NE Pinecreek St for 0.2 mile. Turn right on NE 92nd Ave and drive about 0.1 mile. Turn left onto NE 19th Circle and park on the street near the trailhead. The trail begins on the north side of NE 19th Circle.

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This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO.

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Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail

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