William Ives Trail

dog on leash

HOURS: 7AM - Dark
SIZE: 58.32 acres (1.5 miles)

Park & Trail Rules

A 1.5-mile forested, natural surface walking trail through a nature preserve with fairway views of the Woodlands Golf Course at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie.  Trailheads are located on Williamette Drive, ¼ mile south of Campus Drive NE, and at Meridian Neighborhood Park.

The trail was named after William Ives, a land surveyor.  Willamette Meridian is the principle line for land surveying in Washington State.  It runs due north from Portland, Oregon through Thurston County.  William Ives ran the line due north from the initial point, setting mile and half mile posts until he reached Puget Sound at the Nisqually Reach in August 1851 at what is now the end of Meridian Road Northeast.