Cougar Trails

Six miles of paths

The Cougar Trails project provides six miles of walking, jogging and biking paths. Designated jogging paths and interpretive trails provide all-weather walking surface wide enough for two people. The other unimproved trails are typical of what you would find in many forested areas of the region.


The Mill Creek Riparian Interpretive Trail, part of the WSU Vancouver Cougar Trails System, is designed to expand our knowledge and understanding of the ecological functions of plant and soil systems that border a waterway. Maintaining good water quality in Mill Creek is necessary to preserve a healthy environment for the fish, wildlife and people who live in and along the creek.

Cougar Trails map (PDF)

Trail Management

Our Facilities Services team references United States Forest Service practices for Trail Management and Trail Classes (PDF). We also partner with Cougs in the Community and Washington Trails Association as resources for the stewardship of our trails.