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Gordy Jolma Family Natural Area

Southwest Washington > Vancouver Area
45.7530, -122.5188 Map & Directions
Length
2.6 miles, roundtrip
View of Salmon Creek. Photo by Rod Hooker. Full-size image
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers

The Gordy Jolma Family Nature Area is 118-acre open green space — previously a golf course — opened to the public in fall 2022. Combined with the nearby Salmon-Morgan Creeks Nature Area, this area in Clark County is a great place to spend time surrounded by nature without needing to drive far. Continue reading

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Hiking Gordy Jolma Family Natural Area

The Gordy Jolma Family Nature Area is 118-acre open green space — previously a golf course — that opened to the public in fall 2022. Combined with the nearby Salmon-Morgan Creeks Nature Area, this area in Clark County is a great place to spend time surrounded by nature without needing to drive far. If you're looking to visit both nature areas, there is a connector trail that leads to the Salmon-Morgan Creeks as well. 

If you decide to take on the entire 2.6-mile loop around the old 18-hole golf course, you'll walk through tall trees — Western Red Cedars, mature Giant Sequoias, Douglas Firs and even a Tamarack larch or red oak once in a while — on mild former gravel or asphalt cart paths. You'll start at the old clubhouse, follow the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad tracks and then continue on to the old fairways. The trail takes you across 8 bridges across the Salmon Creek and tributaries, so this is a great spot for birdwatching as well. 

As an old golf course, there is also plenty of space to play some lawn games or pack a picnic, perfect for an after-work stroll or a family day outing. 

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Gordy Jolma Family Natural Area

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 45.7530, -122.5188 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Getting There

From Vancouver, take WA-500 east. Continue for 6.3 miles until it becomes WA-503, and continue north on WA-503 for another 3.3 miles. Turn right at NE Caples Road and continue for 0.7 miles. Turn right on NE 159th Street, and turn left on NE 152nd Avenue in 1.3 miles. In 1 mile, turn left onto NE 191st Street, then immediately turn left onto SE 19th Avenue. There is limited street parking nearby. 

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Southwest Washington > Vancouver Area

Clark County Parks

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