Elk Rock Island is a hidden gem, which can only be accessed via a land bridge when the river is low.
This trail's main route is the connection between Moulton Falls Regional Park and Lucia Falls Regional Park.
The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is 1.5 miles long, extending north from the Hawthorne Bridge, past the Morrison and Burnside Bridges, to the Steel Bridge with connections to eastside neighborhoods as well as across the river to Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Few places in America offer so many historic and scenic attractions in such close proximity as this inviting urban trail.
The 2.3-mile loop begins on East Evergreen and winds through Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Officer's Row, and downtown Vancouver, joining the Waterfront Renaissance Trail at Vancouver Landing.
Sights along the way include Fort Vancouver, Pearson Air Museum, Providence Academy, Officers Row, The Vancouver Land Bridge and Esther Short Park. The trail can be covered in 1.5 hours, or enjoyed in sections to allow more time to explore.
The classic summer place, Dabney has been a popular cooling-off swimming and picnic spot for over 50 years. It's easy to see why when you visit. The lower, older part of the park at the west end features an asphalt trail leading down to a classic swimming hole. Large picnic tables and briquette grills and a reservable shelter with electricity fill up quickly on hot days. The newer parts of the park feature a covered, reservable picnic shelter and trails winding through tall bamboo, horsetail, cottonwoods and alders.
The main path up to Council Crest is long and uphill but paved. Paths at the top are paved as well. There are some unpaved sidetrails.
This 230-acre park offers visitors 3½ miles of trails with varying levels of difficulty that traverse the park and pass through each of its distinct habitats - from conifer forest to prairie to oak woodlands.