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Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail

Southwest Washington > Vancouver Area
45.8030, -122.4914 Map & Directions
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
90 feet
Highest Point
500 feet
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The Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail is paved, ADA-accessible and allows dogs on leashes. Photo by Susan Saul. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

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The Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail is the initial one-mile section of the planned 33-mile multiuse paved, ADA-accessible trail in Clark County which allows dogs on leashes. Continue reading

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Hiking Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail

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 Discover 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.

Toilet Information

  • No toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

The Chelatchie-Prairie Rail trail is flat, paved, with minimal cross-slope.

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Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 45.8030, -122.4914 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

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

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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Southwest Washington > Vancouver Area

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