Rainbow Falls State Park offers 10 miles of hiking trails and 7 miles of trails good for bikes with larger wheels or mountain bikes. Bring a fishing pole, too — plenty of fishing is available there.
Learn about the old-growth forests on a self-interpreted nature walk or venture toward the Chehalis River and see the feature that gives the small but fast-flowing Rainbow Falls its name. Several picnic shelters are available on site, and the Oxalis Loop trail on the north side of Highway 6 is perfect for a short nature walk.
The park offers 53 campsites, including three for horses and three for hikers and bikers. Eight sites are available for RV parking.
Close by, just across Leudinghaus Road from the park entrance, is the Willapa Hills Trail. The WHT is a former railroad that has been converted to a recreational trail ideal for bicycling, horseback riding, walking or running. The town of Pe Ell is just a few miles west of the park, and the historic Doty General Store is also close. Also, hop on a bike or a horse and trek westward to Willapa Hills Creamery and try some cheese!
With the soon-coming completion of the Chehalis to Pe Ell route of the Willapa Hills Trail, Rainbow Falls State Park will be a first choice for many bicyclists and trail enthusiasts looking for a place to make overnight camp.
For more info or to reserve a campsite, visit their website here.
Rainbow Falls State Park is located off Leudinghaus Road just east of the community of Dryad. Directions are below.