Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail at Steigerwald Lake

Pendleton Woolen Mill Factory Outlet Store
#2 Pendleton Way, Washougal, WA

Hours:  Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm.
Closed Easter holiday.
Walk daylight hours only.

Qualifies for Washington State Challenge (WSC) program.



Steigerwald Lake/Gibbons Creek Trail; Y1968; April 1 - September 30; Rated 1B

Winter (April 1 30):  5/10/11/12/13/14 km (3.1 -- 8.8 miles)

Summer (May 1 September 30): 5/6/10/11/14 km

    The Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail features scenic viewpoints of three small lakes, the Columbia River, and Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Many bird varieties, other wildlife, and natural habitat. Enjoy the unique art. Remote Start. Be sure you are off the trail before an automatic entrance gate at the remote trailhead closes promptly at the posted time.

    The Gibbons Creek and Columbia River Dike trails combine for several distance options. There are 5/10/11/12 and 13 km routes which start directly from Pendleton, through a pedestrian plaza and tunnel under SR-14; the 5/10km remote starts are a 2.5 mile drive. Due to a seasonal trail closure, wintertime distances are out-and-back. No water on trails; carry water with you.

    A 5km route directly from Pendleton is available all year long, with leashed pets welcome. Owners are responsible for proper clean-up. Route includes a loop through downtown Washougal, the pedestrian tunnel, Columbia Dike trail with river views, Cottonwood Beach, and Captain William Clark Park, where restrooms are available.

    Restrooms and water at registration; restrooms only at trailhead. Suitable for strollers but difficult for wheelchairs. NO PETS are allowed on the new Gibbons Creek Trail. An out-and-back from Pendleton Store along the dike and back again is a pet-friendly, 10km option.  WSC:  Restaurants -- American, Asian (5k town only).

  Directions to Pendleton Factory Outlet Store:

      From Vancouver, Interstate 5 (Exit #1A) or Interstate 205 (Exit #27), take State Route 14 East to Washougal. Just past Mile Post 16, turn left at traffic light onto Washougal River Road. Right on "A Street, then right on Pendleton Way. Plenty of parking, but please use outlying spaces. Ask for walk box at retail counter.

Contact Jan Breneman or phone 360/835-9686 (home); or 360/356-4220 (cell).

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