Vancouver Lake to Frenchman's Bar

Vancouver, WA
Length: Varies
Type: Point-to-point

About This Trail

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This trail connects Vancouver Lake Park and Frenchman’s Bar. Along the trail, you’ll be able to view Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams (sometimes Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Rainier on a clear day).

This wide, paved multi-use trail is a frequent stop for bicyclists, runners, hikers and bird-watchers. Although this is a dog-friendly trail year-round, they are not permitted on the beach or surrounding turf area of Vancouver Lake Regional Park between April 1 and Oct. 31.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Paved
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Beach, Bike Trails, Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Playground, Shelter, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $3.00

Parking Fee required: $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars, $6 for cars with trailers and $8 for buses or motor homes

Trail Contributor

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Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.


Trail Map

Getting There

From I-5 in Vancouver, take exit 1D onto 4th Plain Blvd. Head west 1.5 miles, then merge right to stay on 4th Plain. Continue 3 miles to the main park entrance.