4,553 ft
105 ft
-94 ft
Avg time

45th Parallel Details

  • Riding Area
    Whipple Creek Park
    Vancouver, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #8749 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

This is a two way trail. To run the whole length of the park (eastbound) start at the picnic table in the meadow at the northwest end of the park. The trail start is in the hedge line 30 feet past the picnic table. The trail is a simple, narrow, hard pack trail, with small logs and roots throughout.

The major first intersection you'll come across is with Cedar Row. The 45th Parallel Trail jogs slightly left at the Cedar Row intersection. The next section of the trail that you are coming off of is offset 20 feet north from the next section which appears to the south. The trail sign for the next segment of 45th Parallel is set back about 80 feet onto the continued trail path. While it is set back, there is a clear line of sight to it from Cedar Row.

As you continue pedaling, a few minutes later you'll intersect another singletrack called Dynee's Tail, which runs north/south. Dynee's Tail will be the single tracks to the left and right, just continue straight.

Note: Right before you get to the the next major intersection with Blue Trail, you'll cross another singletrack, if you take a right turn onto this singletrack you'll connect with Gazebo Too connector.

As you cross Blue Trail (the north - south connector) you'll pick up the next segment of 45th Parallel. It will eventually drop you out on the north end of Stone Mill Loop. Continue across the trail to the other side and you'll be able to continue through the middle of the Stone Mill Loop. Eventually you'll come out on Runner Hill a few switchbacks above the Stone Mill.

The trail is very muddy after rain and sunshine. The first sunshine on a weekend after rain is when the horses come out, and the trail gets pretty abused. This route is flat, and sees more use than other trails in the area, so you won't have to push through as many brambles or ferns as some singletracks.


Trail is never good right after rain. Heavy footed traffic turns it into a mud hole.

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More Stats for 45th Parallel bike trail
  • Altitude change
    11 ft
  • Altitude min
    147 ft
  • Altitude max
    196 ft
  • Altitude start
    160 ft
  • Altitude end
    171 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,246 ft
  • Distance down
    1,837 ft
  • Distance flat
    470 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 23, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      45th Parallel Trail Reports

      Jun 23, 2018 @ 9:40am
      Jun 23, 2018
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      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 3 miles avg distance
      • 49 rides


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