Kelly Point Park Trail
ElevationAscent: 15' 5 m
Descent: -27' -8 m
High: 43' 13 m
Low: 27' 8 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“This is the main trail at Kelly Point Park that offers views of the confluence and access to both rivers.”— Karl W
The trail begins at the main parking area and heads north to be near the edge of the Columbia River. Multiple access trails will take you down to the "beach" along the river, but swimming is prohibited due to the unpredictable currents and multiple fatalities over the years. You'll come to Kelly's Point at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Then the trail heads south along the Willamette, offering more "beach" access. Finally, it turns east and dead-ends along the Columbia Slough.
There are multiple meadows and picnic areas along this trail. There are also a number of trails you can take back to the park road/parking areas to shorten the route or make loops.
Note: dogs are supposed to be leashed, but nearly every dog we saw was off leash and well behaved.
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