This hike starts at the Heritage Park Trailhead, which is off Highway 14 in Camas, Washington and runs along the West side of Lacamas Lake.
If you’re looking for a flat, easy hike with a little distance, this is definitely a great option. This trail is very family friendly and has mile markers often to keep track of how far you’re going.
The trail follows along the shore and there are lots of opportunities to stop and take in the lake and get your feet wet. You’ll pass through thick undergrowth with lots of wildflowers mixed in. Eventually everything thins out and you come to a neighborhood with large houses that lead to two footbridges. After crossing both bridges you’ll wind your way through more underbrush and past a golf course, ending at a parking lot. There are bathrooms but no bench here. We wouldn’t recommend hanging around this parking area at night, it’s a little sketchy. This is an out-and-back trail, so turn around and head back the way you came in.
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the way. We were able to see turtles, frogs and lots of birds.
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation: 25 feet
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: None
Overall: Lots of opportunities to see wildlife and wildflowers but the giant homes and motorized boats take away from it a little bit.