The Source of the Columbia Trail
The source of the fourth largest river system in North America starts here within the
The Source of the Columbia Trail winds 1.5 km through the wetlands. Just off the trail, wildflowers, insects, birds and wildlife can be seen. Poplars, spruce and willows line the pathway. Large patches of cattails and water grasses also grow as they have for thousands of years. When you reach the end of the loop, spend some time on the foot bridge. Here, many waterfowl, eagles, hawks and song birds can be seen. Keep following the Trail to its conclusion and witness the water bubbling from the ground.
Since the early 1900’s the
Mark Kingsbury Foundation
***The Source of the Columbia Trail is located on the west end of Beatty Avenue. You can find a Visitor Map here.