Whipple Creek Regional Park
This 300-acre regional park is located off Northwest 179th Avenue west of the Clark County Fairgrounds. The park's primary feature is 4.3 miles of trails that cater to hikers and horseback riders alike.
Park's dirt trails open only to hikers, joggers during rainy season
For the first time, Clark County Parks will put seasonal trail restrictions in place at Whipple Creek Regional Park to preserve the park’s natural surface trails.
The park’s trails have been plagued by persistent, heavy mud because of poor drainage, clay soils and steep slopes.
To improve trail conditions, volunteers have donated 7,600 hours over the past six years to build reroutes, improve drainage and spread gravel across the park’s main trails, making them accessible year-round. Volunteers also realigned and restored a series of natural surface, or primitive, trails.
Clark County Parks will post signs at main entrances to Whipple Creek Regional Park explaining the seasonal closures and displaying a map of the park’s gravel and primitive trails. Signs also will be posted at each primitive trail entrance reminding users that the trail is open only to foot traffic during wet weather.
Ongoing trail improvements
The Whipple Creek Park Restoration Committee and volunteers marshaled by Clark County Parks are working to improve trails to make using the park during winter months less of a muddy experience.
For more information, watch this CVTV video from December 2013.
- Multiuse hiking and equestrian trails (trails are seasonally muddy)
- Parking lot at Northwest 21st Avenue entrance
- Whipple Creek Regional Park trails (PDF)
The park is also a pristine, tranquil forest environment and is home to many types of wildlife, including woodpeckers, hawks, deer, flying squirrels, herons and beavers. Opportunities abound for wildlife viewing.
7 am to dusk