Fort Columbia

Hike - Ft. Columbia 2-12-15 142 Hike - Ft. Columbia 2-12-15 099 Hike - Ft. Columbia 2-12-15 068 Hike - Ft. Columbia 2-12-15 088 Hike - Ft. Columbia 2-12-15 076 Hike - Ft. Columbia 2-12-15 106This is a beautiful easy to moderate five mile hike round trip on the Washington side of the Columbia River.  Begin at Fort Columbia, home to thousands of Chinook Indians and the famous Chief Concomly.  The United States Military used this area as a defense site from 1896-1947.  At the end of World War II, Fort Columbia was declared surplus and turned into a State Park in 1950.  Enjoy this incredible view as we hike well groomed trails to ascend this hillside.  See old growth trees and those trees that have fallen make excellet seats for a mid-day snack during your hike.  Pack all trash out and leave this site as pristine as you found it.  Enjoy the Columbia River, old military bunkers and fresh, clean air as we see what this area is 'all about'.  Restrooms available before and after hike.