Willapa Hills Trail Print



Length: 56 Miles Chehalis,WA to South Bend, WA
Surface: Paved 5 miles from Chehalis to Adna
             Compact gravel 21 miles from Adna to Pe Ell

             Mixed surfaces 24 miles Pe Ell to Raymond
             Paved 6 miles Raymond to South Bend
See a Google Map of the entire 56 miles
Directions to Chehalis trailhead:
From I-5 take exit 77.
Parking lot at Hillberger trailhead
Left at light on Riverside Dr. Slight left on SE Newaukum Ave . Left on SW Sylvenus St.  Right on SW Hillberger Rd. to the large newly paved parking area at the Chehalis trailhead.
The trail is a beautiful break from city life that starts just minutes from downtown Chehalis. On the way to Adna it crosses two century old trestles that cross the Newaukum and Chehalis Rivers. As it crosses Tune Rd, Shorey Rd and Hwy 603 it  provides beautiful country scenes and a glimpse of Mt. Rainier away from the busy highways nearby. It parallels Hwy 6 for a short section before it crosses the highway  at Stearns Road.  The trail  then goes  past a private manmade lake that was used for barefoot waterskiing competitiions, then behind Adna High School to the Adna trailhead.  The trail continues past the parking area for another 3/4 mile across Bunker Creek Road, past a sheep farm and continues ton to Pe Ell without detour. From Pe Ell to South Bend see the google map for trail conditions. 
A major problem of the trail has been at the Littell crossing at Hwy 6. There is poor sight distance where the trail crosses this major Highway. Good News: an overpass of Highway 6 at this location has been funded and should be completed by the end of 2021.
                              Access to Willapa Hills Trail Sections
Mile       Road Crossings                                Surface                               Access
0             Hillberger Road, Chehalis, WA                                                   Hillberger Rd.
2.0         Hwy 602
4.6         Bunker Creek Rd, Adna, WA                                                      
5.2         Trestle # 5 -                                        5.2 miles paved                 Bunker Cr. Rd.

5.2         Trestle # 5 - 
6.5         Spooner                                             1.3 miles gravel                 Clinton Rd.

6.5         Spooner Trestle
9.6         Ceres Hill Road crossing                 3.1 miles gravel                 Ceres Hill Rd.

9.6         Ceres Hill Road crossing                                                              Ceres Hill Rd.
12.5       Meskill Road
15.0       Rainbow Falls State Park
16.0       Dryad,WA                                             6.4 miles gravel                 Dryad, WA

16.0       Dryad-
22.0       Pe Ell, WA                                                 6 miles gravel               Pe Ell

22.0       Pe Ell, WA                                          28 miles ballast??            Raymond         
50+        South Bend,WA                                   6 miles paved                 South Bend  or Raymond