The Woods Creek 2.5 mile trail loops through five habitat areas, offering hikers an opportunity to learn about wildlife and the habitat different species need.
This is a 4 feet wide, accessible trail with compacted gravel surfacing. Relatively flat, there are four very short sections where the grade reaches 8%. Trail guides are available at the trailhead and correspond to interpretive markers along the trail.
The trail passes through a mixed hardwood conifer forest and breaks into the bright openness of a meadow. From the meadow, the main trail crosses a bridge spanning the wetlands.
Just before the bridge, a side trail, 247a leads away to the east. This trail is a 1-mile loop through old-growth forest and large grassy meadows. For the best views of a beaver pond, cross the bridge and travel the loop in a counterclockwise direction. Benches are along this trail for resting and wildlife viewing.
Back on the main trail, you will enter a hardwood forest that is a burst of color in the fall with big-leaf maple, vine maple, and alder. You eventually cross back over Woods Creek and return to the parking area.
Bring insect repellent as the mosquitoes and flies can be nasty in the wetlands. Facilities include nine individual picnic sites, three charcoal grills and a restroom, all barrier-free.
- 1.8 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 296 feet
- Highest Point
- 1,135 feet
Hiking Woods Creek
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 46.4623, -121.9601 Open in Google Maps