Lower Daybreak Trail

Lower Daybreak Trail Entrance

Location of the trailhead entrance after construction, looking west from Daybreak Park Boat Launch parking lot

Learn more about the project details by watching the video below.
[video: https://youtu.be/HwcGMcQSNoE]

The construction for this project has been completed.

Master Plan

Planning for a Lower Daybreak properties conceptual master plan began in 2008. After completing an extensive public outreach and involvement process, the plan was finalized in June 2010.

The purpose of the plan was to provide a clear vision and framework for the future development of Lower Daybreak. The plan balanced active and passive recreational use with the enhancement of riparian and lowland habitats.

Project details

This project included:

  • Installation of an accessible trailhead

  • Multiuse paths

  • Viewpoint to the East Fork Lewis River

  • Interpretive signage

  • Other site furnishings

The trailhead can be accessed from the boat launch parking lot located on the west side of Northeast Daybreak Road across from Daybreak Regional Park.

Trail users should stay on marked trails to minimize impacts to wetland and habitat areas.

The paved trail is just over a 1/2 mile at 0.56 miles. The gravel loop trail is just over 1/3 mile at 0.34 miles. The river access path is only about 100 feet or 0.02 miles. Total length of all trails is 0.92 miles.

Clark County awarded the construction contract to Nylund, Inc. of Brush Prairie, WA., which submitted the lowest of 12 bids received. The construction for this project has been completed.


Funding for the project was provided by an Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.


The boat launch currently holds 97 parking spaces and six accessible parking spaces with trailhead access. Parking at this location is free.

Future plans

Dedicated funds are not available at this time. The county will continue to apply for grants, pursue partnerships and seek nontraditional ways to build further improvements of the master plan that will enhance pedestrian safety and recreation, and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Related information

For more information:
Sarah Smith, project manager
Clark County Public Works


26401 NE Daybreak Road
Battle Ground, WA 98604
United States

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