|Discovery Trail along the Chehalis River|
Trail: Discovery Trail
FROM CENTRALIA/CHEHALIS AREA: Take Exit #82 from I-5 onto Harrison Avenue. Follow west (toward Ford’s Prairie) through Galvin Road intersection (traffic signal) and 1.5 miles farther to Goodrich Road on Left. Follow Goodrich Road to its end, past the Wastewater Treatment Plant to gate and parking area on right. Trail begins at gate.
Please remember that the Trail is adjacent to a private, working farm. Stay on the trail and give farm equipment the right of way. Horseback riding, camping, fishing, motor vehicles, hunting, etc. are not allowed.
The Discovery Trail follows the bank of the Chehalis River for over a mile on property purchased for Centralia's new wastewater treatment system. The Chehalis River Land Trust and the City of Centralia Utilities Dept. were instrumental in developing this trail. Many trees have been planted by volunteers in the area to slow erosion and eventually help cool the river. It is used (by appointment) for school groups and other organizations. It's a great birding area as well as just a peaceful walk along the river. The Discovery Trail is at the north end of the proposed 6 mile Chehalis River Walk starting in Borst Park.
Contact Chehalislandtrust.org for information.