Hiking trails in Fort Stevens are spread over six miles, giving you plenty of options. The trails present different difficultly levels, so you can certainly find the right one to add to your itinerary during your stay at Fort Stevens State Park hotels.
This easy and picturesque trail around the lake is a 2.4mi. loop, and makes for a pleasant hike. Songbirds and water birds in the early mornings make the experience even more scenic. in warm weather, you can also take a dip in the lake.
Spanning for five miles, this moderate-level loop takes you to a fort area constructed in 1904, making it an appealing hike for history lovers. Located close to the Columbia River, Battery Russell got its name from a Major General of the Union Army.
Viewing the Peter Iredale shipwreck is a must while visiting Fort Stevens, so take this trail to get a glimpse at the 1906 English sailing ship. Part of the hull still sticks up from the beach, making it an interesting sight.
The opportunity to boat-watch and bird-watch is what makes this 2.8mi. trail special. Don't forget your binoculars for this hike.
With over 4,200 acres to explore, you'll never have a dull moment with a stay at one of the Fort Stevens State Park cabins. There is plenty to do for children too, ranging from wildlife viewing to beach-combing.
Be sure to pack the kids' bikes, while adult bicycles can be rented on-site. The park has plenty of trails open to cyclists, which makes for another interesting way to take in the full scope of the park.
Visit the information center, see artillery gun batteries, and take a trip to the park's military museum. If you are visiting in the summer, go for a ride on a military transport truck and join an underground tour.
With the Coffenbury Lake and two smaller ones in the vicinity, water-loving visitors can enjoy swimming, canoeing, and fishing. You can also simply lounge on the lake's beach, and there is a boat ramp, too.