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Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail

Southwest Washington


Southwest Washington -- Vancouver Area
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2.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 500 ft.


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Equestrians, pedestrians, cyclists and outdoor recreationists are all welcome on the Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail.

This one-mile paved section is only the beginning of what is planned to be 33 miles of multiuse trail paralleling the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad owned by Clark County. The trail starts at the entrance road inside Battle Ground Lake State Park and runs southwest along railroad. There are plans to continue the trail all the way to Fairgrounds Park in the future.

The Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail is paved, ADA-accessible and allows leashed dogs to join in on the fun. A State Park Pass is required if you plan to park in the parking lot at Battle Ground Lake State Park. For your safety and others, please stay off the railroad tracks and stay on the trail.


Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.8030, -122.4914 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Vancouver Area

Clark County

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Getting There

From I-5, take exit 11 and head east on State Route 502 for about 7 miles. Proceed through downtown Battle Ground, cross the railroad tracks and continue another two miles. Turn left on NE 182nd Ave, then head north (182 turns into NE Crawford). After about 1.5 miles the road turns left, crosses the railroad tracks and you come to an intersection - go straight to enter Battle Ground Lake State Park. You'll pass the equestrian parking area on your left, then pass the park office and turn right to park in a large parking lot near the picnic area.

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