Cougar Creek Trail

  • Northwest 119th St.& Northwest 11th Ave.
  • , Vancouver, WA 98685

The trail connects NW 119 Street with the Salmon Creek Trail. Cougar Creek is the first major tributary upstream from the mouth of Salmon Creek. Excellent riparian woodlands remain along much of the deep ravine in the lower reaches. Exposed sandstone along the stream bank bears the names and initials of visitors from over the past fifty years. Cougar Creek is the main watershed for the urbanized Hazel Dell area of Clark County.
This trail is a 6-foot-wide crushed gravel travel that is relatively flat and parallels the Cougar Creek. The entry from 119th Street is a steep slope down to the trail from the sidewalk. The trail head from the Salmon Creek is a steep uphill path to the main trail. There is a picnic table under some Douglas Fir trees, steps and a steep slope at the intersection with the Salmon Creek trail (at about the half way point on the trail).