Stroll in the Smelt Capital of the World, enjoy a pleasant section of a slough dike trail and feel the vibrancy of this port community along the Columbia River.

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City and Dike

Year Round Walk

SN: 124602 - 2024 / Y0059

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Country home along the dike trail
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Dike trail
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Coweeman River West
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Coweeman River East
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when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start box available: Daily - dawn to dusk

Physical start box and Online start box (OSB) option

where is the event

Kelso, Washington

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Cowlitz County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

ESVA: Womb to Tomb and Rivers. OTSVA: Depot, Clock Tower. Walk also available through the OSB.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 5, 10, 17km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Hard

Wheelchairs: Hard

Event information

Kelso was declared Smelt Capital of the World in 1956. Walk past Post Office(NRHP), Train Station, thru downtown and on two dike paths, with an additional 9K option. The alt 10K is on the Coweeman Slough dike trail. The 5K walks thru town.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626. From I-5 Northbound: Take exit 39. Turn Left going under I-5, then immediately turn Right onto Kelso Drive. Turn Left into the Hotel parking lots. Ask for the Walk Box at the Registration Desk. Southbound: Take exit 39 and turn left at light. Follow directions above. Walk daily, dawn to dusk.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Red Lion Hotel, 510 S Kelso Dr, Kelso WA 98626

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Vancouver USA Volkssporters (AVA-0557)

Event website: vusav.club

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.