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Trail Of Two Forests (Summer)

Directions: Directions: Take I-5 North to exit 21 (Woodland/Highway 503) and follow Highway 503 East through the town of Cougar. Highway 503 turns into FR-90, continue on FR-90 and take a left onto Road 83 (signed for Ape Caves and Lava Canyon). Follow signs for Ape Caves, the parking area for Trail Of Two Forests is just before the caves.

This is a short interpretive trail that is a great addition to any of the hikes in the area.

From the parking area get on the boardwalk trail and follow it to a split in the trail. Go right and head past some interpretive signs about the area. You will soon come to a fun part in the trail, the tree casts. This is where lava flowed through the area and made molds of the trees. There are quite a few of the casts along the trail. You can take a ladder down into one of the horizontal casts and crawl through them.

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Keep following the boardwalk around the loop and it takes you back to your car.

Distance: .3 mile

Elevation: 30 feet

Difficulty: Easy

Pet Friendly: Yes

Good For: All ages

Bathrooms: Vault toilet at the trailhead.

Parking Fee: $5 NW Forest Pass

Seasons: Late spring through fall. There are snow gates, call before hiking.

Popular: Yes

Overall: Very informative little walk, great place for kids.