Length: 3/10 Miles round trip
Elevation Change: Almost No Elevation gain/loss
Season: Year Round
Difficulty: Easy with wheelchair access
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
Call this number to see if this trail is closed: 360-449-7800
Click for PDF Topo Map of this Hike
This boardwalk trail is located through a 1900 year old lava flow. The scenic loop
takes you to many examples of the vertical molds left behind when hot lava flowed
through a living forest and surrounded the base of the trees. After the trees burned
up, there was a hole left where they had been, and those holes, or molds, are visible
to us today.
There are even some horizontal molds where the lave flowed over fallen trees, and
when they burned up, a holes were left in there place. Some of these holes are large
enough for visitors to crawl through.
As you can imagine, this area is extremely fragile, so please walk only where indicated.
A tree cast where the lava burn away the tree
How to get there:
From Woodland, WA
From the junction with I-5 follow SR503 east from Woodland, WA approximately 23
miles to the junction of the Lewis River Road with SR503. Continue east on the
Lewis River Road another 4.4 miles to the junction of Forest Road 81 just before
you get to Cougar. Continue east through Cougar on the Lewis River Road, which
becomes Forest Road 90, for about 7.4 miles to the junction of Forest Roads 90 and 83.
Turn left on FR83. In about 1.7 miles you will come to Forest Road 8303, which leads
to the Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site. Turn left on FR8303 and follow it for
about a quarter mile to the entrance and parking area for this hike.