Burn Ban

No fires permitted at any time.


Start Date:

Willapa Hills Trail crossing at W Chehalis Ave in Pe Ell will have limited access May 17th due to paving operation. 



Start Date:

Trestles 32 and 32.5 are completed and open. However, trail surface improvements in this area are scheduled to occur late 2024.

The trail is closed at MP 38.5 west of Lebam due to a washout. Planning, permitting, and design of a bridge to span the washout is currently in progress.

The trail is closed between MP 48-49 at Trestle 48, east of Heckard Rd. The trestle and adjacent trail are unsafe for use due to erosion.

A trail running through an old railroad bridge surrounded by brilliant fall foliage and a spectacular gold, pink and blue sunset.
Four smiling people on bikes pose beside the rail of an old railroad bridge that has been converted into a recreational trail.
Whitewater generated by a low waterfall flows through tree-lined river banks
A shallow, rippling stream runs through a forest full of moss-covered trees
Trees rise on either side of a narrow river

Willapa Hills State Park Trail

Willapa Hills State Park Trail spans 56 miles east-west between Chehalis in Lewis County and South Bend in Pacific County. Pedestrians, equestrians, cyclists and skaters can experience scenic views of Willapa Valley, rivers, farms and small towns along the way.


  • Day-Use Only
  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires not Allowed
  • Horses Allowed



Bird Watching

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

Horseback Riding



Accessible Parking


Accessible Trails

Bike Trails

Equestrian Trails

Park features







Seasonal Wildflowers



Wildlife Viewing


  • Day-Use Only
  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires not Allowed
  • Horses Allowed

Map & visitor guide


Take a walk, bike, or horse ride on this trail all year round. It is a great recreation option for families as it is relatively flat, passable in most weather conditions and easy to access from multiple trailheads. Trailheads in Lewis County include Chehalis, Adna, Rainbow Falls State Park, and Pe Ell. Pacific County offers access points at Lebam, Menlo, Raymond, and South Bend. Most people access the trail at Chehalis and travel westward.

Surface conditions vary along the trail. From Chehalis through the town of Adna, the trail is asphalt. From here, it transitions to compacted gravel at mile 5 and continues to mile 27, west of Pe Ell. In Pacific County, the trail is natural/unimproved west of mile 27 all the way to the Raymond city limits near mile 52. The trail then transitions back to asphalt for five miles between Raymond and South Bend and ends at a small trailhead accessible by Highway 101. 

As funding becomes available, we will make improvements to open up the entire trail. Much work remains to complete the trail in Pacific County. Many miles of trail are rough or impassible for some travelers because it is surfaced with railroad ballast rock.