Salmon Creek

#1 of 2 trails in Whipple Creek Park

Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Salmon Creek is a 6 mile point-to-point trail located near Vancouver, Washington that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Share your experience to help other people learn more about this trail:

Write ReviewUpload PhotosUpload Tracks

Eric Pederson (144)

5 Completed4 Reviews

This is a great trail to bike, jog ,or just get some exercise. All paved great scenery. Nice walk along Salmon creek!

Susan Brown (216)

4 Completed3 Reviews

Great easy paced walk! I won't say hike but it was fun and a fair amount of available distance. We did 1/2 in and back next time think we will park a car at each end as I would have loved to see the rest of it. The weather was great so it was a little busy. Bikes and people with dogs. I'm pretty sure I saw a sign referencing horses but we didn't see any. Nice options to walk dirt paths rather than paved which I prefer.

And to coin what other have said, park at the softball field to avoid the parking fee at Klineline pond. (Going west it's the next right after the pond entrance.)

David Farrell (72)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great paved trail, there are some alternate routes that allow you to leave the paved trails. Great services, all along the trail.

Ann Lapin (66)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Loved it! Awesome trail:) fresh air and fresh streams, great view!

Trevor Gassaway (101)

3 Completed2 Reviews

The trail itself is fairly good, but if you want to find the better views, there is some form of off-trail exploration required. Can get somewhat busy at times, but a better alternative if you don't want to be stuck in a gym.

Andi Anderson (588)

22 Completed5 Reviews

A nice paved trail to walk, jog, or bike on. Just over 6miles, so it gives you enough time to enjoy the scenery. The path is both in sun and shade.

Darren Leavitt (930)

35 Completed20 Reviews

Nice little paved trail. Gets pretty busy. Great option for running if you don't like vehicular traffic.

Catrina Wilson (324)

14 Completed5 Reviews

a nice option than a gym on a nice day.

Keri Sprenger (7910)

133 Completed59 Reviews

As another reviewer said, not the best trail you will ever encounter. But there are decent views the whole length of the trail, along with thousands of blackberry bushes along the way. For dog owners, keep in mind that you aren't allowed to bring your dog into the Klineline Pond area (we found this out when we paid to park). Also, the trail is 3.1 miles long one way, which makes it a 6.2 mile walk/hike unless you do a car shuttle. Overall, a nice easy trek on a beautiful Saturday morning.

Bryan Levesque (5122)

41 Completed25 Reviews

Paved trail located inside the city of Vancouver. It's a nice option to have if you don't have time to get out of town, but still want to go for a nice stroll. On a clear day, you have a nice view of Mt. Hood in Oregon to the East, the best view is from the far West point of the trail. NOTE: If you park at the softball fields, you can avoid paying the parking fee at Klineline Lake.