LaCamas Lake Trail - TRAIL

LaCamas Lake Trail - Trail, Camas, Washington

Many different paths to choose. From a beginner flat path through the woods to a extreme roller coaster. Beautiful scenery all around with lakes, trees, and waterfalls.

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GpzGuy   Weekend Warrior [Jul 12, 2016]

Ridden once or twice....HA! This was THE PLACE to ride when I was a kid growing up in Camas. It's brought back some nostalgia reading all these reviews of it. Back in the day, there was ONLY one main trail that came out from behind James David Zellerbach Junior High (north side of 22nd street not too far from Helen Baller Elementary and the high school stadium and track) and went to the lake, built by the Crown Zellerbach paper mill to inspect their mill ditch that brought water to the mill from the lake, and a narrow and overgrown hiking trail around the lake. That was it. Me and all my buddies made all of the trails and berms and jumps that branched off the main trail between the forrest and the lake and Lacamas Creek, including down to the Pothole Falls. We did it to have have a place to ride our BMX bikes back in the late 70's...with a little bit of help from the older kids who had dirt MXs.. You're welcome! Back then it was pristine undeveloped land from the Camas Cemetery all the way out to Larch Mountain and beyond with just a few animal trails...last time I went there a bout 6 years ago I hardly recognized it...

Customer Service

Anywhere you see a single track heading off the main trail.

Similar Products Used: Larch Mountain
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jaydon   Weekend Warrior [Aug 13, 2011]

Nice trail, allot of garbage so im going with a friend of mine and pick up trash along the dam.

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Cableguy   Weekend Warrior [Jun 04, 2007]

While I prefer highspeed rolling single track mixed with some technical downhill, I do have a day job. Got to pay for the bike. Lacamus Lake (Lower falls trail) can provide a nice workout after work. The Lower Falls trail taken a few times can be done in about an hour, but I'm not sure about the distance. My routine is to take the Lower Falls trail down to the water falls crossing the base of the bridge and dropping off a little trail loop that take you about .2 miles down below the bridge. Now comes the task of climbing out. Yes, it's access roads back to the top. You'll come to a three way intersection. Turning right dead ends at some street. Turn left. The road gradually slopes back into the park. You can get some decent speed going here. Pay attention as you go because that there are some single tracks that cut through the middle of this loop that can be fun. Once you get back down into the park, turn around and do it again. Don't be a sourpuse, this is just a gap filler in between the weekend trips with your buddies to Black Rock. Ride your bikes!

Similar Products Used: No other trails in the same area. I love cape perpetua and hardisty down in Oregon. Haven't road much here in washington.
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Brain   Cross Country Rider [May 13, 2004]

This is not a weekend getaway destination by any means. It is, however, a solid routine for me after work or whenever I want a good workout without spending half a day getting there and back. This area actually surrounds Round Lake. Lacamas Lake is the much larger lake across the road.

Customer Service

Park at the lower trailhead on the road between Camas & Washgoual (go east from the Camas Safeway about an eighth of a mile, and you will see this lot over the bank on your left), ride up to and around the lake a few times to make a good workout - it's probably about a mile around the lake itself. Then, don't miss the "moguls". To get there, head south at the WEST end of the dam on Round Lake. This will take you across the face of a smaller dam and into an area that might be called a "bicycle playground". There are lots of informally-developed jumps and tight twists around trees. There is nothing very technical, but it is a great place to work on balance in preparation for those weekend switchbacks.

Similar Products Used: Three Corner Rock
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titusdc   Weekend Warrior [Jan 27, 2004]

This is a good trail close to Vancouver and Portland. Some nice short single track sections and nice scenery of the creek, Potholes and a lake. You can get a nice little workout with approx. 6 mile loop.

Customer Service

Around south side of lake from trailhead. Turn south and the trail goes along the stream to a bridge you cross over to west side of stream. Ride down to south trailhead and then backtrack back to bridge. Cross bridge and go straight heading east. Begin a continuous climb for about a mile to east trailhead. Backtrack and go right at the fork. Take your second right for a short section that takes you back to the lake. Hang a right at the lake and ride approx. 1.25 miles to the trailhead on the northside of lake. Take the paved road west to main road and hang a left. Go over bridge and back to west trailhead. Have fun and respect the hikers and joggers (We don't won't to loose our right to ride here) Thanks, DC

Similar Products Used: Wish I knew somemore in the area.
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Shane   [Feb 01, 1999]

There are many good trails,but the best one is up the road to leadbetter. Its a good fast singletrack down hill. and hit the rope trail(has a yellow rope on the side of the trail)

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Tony D   [Mar 27, 1999]

It's pretty darn lame for MTBing really. Maybe 1 mile of single track total. You have to work pretty hard to have fun on it ie.....jump for distance over the little rock garden near the lower falls, or over the berms. Most of it is paved w/a little loose gravel and pine needles. I don't even think it would be challenging on a cross bike. If you lived next door to it, ok. I'm about 10 miles from it, and maybe if I had two hours to kill I'd get a buddy and do like time trial races around it.

Similar Products Used: keep driving up the Washougal River Rd. and ride Larch Mtn (on the WA side)
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Justin   [Apr 03, 1999]

Good 6-mile loop for lunch workout, excellent for short sprint climbs. Close to Vancouver, not too busy,
wouldn't travel over 20 min. to get there, but fun, even challenging in spots for beginners, good training
tool for most. It is not a freeride-downhiller attraction.

Customer Service

Go explore, little bit of everything.
If you do it right you can get in 8 miles.

Similar Products Used: Souisan Trail (Near Amboy)
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Jordan Norris   [Apr 06, 1999]

I been riding these trails fpr about 5 years almost twice a week. Because they are so close to my house (about 15 mins by bike). They are good for getting dirty, but they are pretty boring for a hardcore rider.

Customer Service

I go from the bottom and up and down the yellow rope trail. Around the the back side of the lake behide the bench is OK. Then I go over to the Ledbetter trails on the side of Prune Hill, these trails are much steeper and funner.

Similar Products Used: Go up twards Larch Mountain or Jones Creek ( the hardest downhill in the Northwest) both are right out of town. E-mail me and I'll tell you where. jordan_n@yahoo.com
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murf   [Jan 23, 2000]

great beginer trail lots of climbing and nothing to challenging.1 star

Customer Service

the bench trail,anything technical which ain't much

Similar Products Used: a few miles to the north near cold creek is a new trail called the cannible,some are calling it the reaper,who cares?this trail is very technical,all down hill and has drop offs,bridges,log rides and is NOT a beginner trail.If you are tired of boring trails and need a serious challenge maybe you should try your luck up around Larch Mt.the cannible trail has a 5 star rating and a difficulty rating of a 9 out of 10
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