Home  •   Field Guide  •   Forums  •    Unread Posts  •   Maps  •   Find a Hike!
| Page | Discussion | View source | History | Print Friendly and PDF

Fort Columbia Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Map, Fort Columbia (bobcat)
Trailhead, Fort Columbia (bobcat)


Hikes from this trailhead

Fees and Regulations

  • Park hours 8 a.m. to dusk
  • Dogs on leash
  • $10 day use or Discover Pass
  • Picnic tables, restrooms, interpretive signs
  • Officers' houses for rent

Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 west from Portland. From where the I-217 entrance joins Highway 26, it’s 68.9 miles to where the highway splits to join Highway 101.

Bear right here for Seaside and Astoria and, in 0.4 miles, merge with Highway 101 north.

Drive north on 101 for 18.9 miles, crossing the Youngs Bay Bridge and reaching a roundabout. Go left here for Astoria City Center.

In 0.5 miles, turn left for Highway 101N, Ilwaco, and Long Beach.

Drive 4.3 miles across the Astoria Megler Bridge and turn left at the junction with Washington’s Highway 4 for Highway 101N, Ilwaco, and Long Beach.

Drive 2.5 miles and, after passing through a tunnel, turn left for Fort Columbia State Park.

Bear left heading up the hill and, after 0.2 miles turn left for Restrooms and Gun Battery Parking.

Pass along Officers’ Row and, in 0.1 miles, come to a T-junction. Turn right here and park on the left under tall Douglas-firs and Sitka spruce.

Page Contributors

Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this field guide is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this field guide. All content posted on the field guide becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.