Mt. Adams area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Welcome to Trout Lake, photo of welcome sign and Mount Adams in the background

8/12/2015: The Cougar Creek Fire spread into Mount Adams Ranger District from the east.  Forest Roads 80 and 82 are both closed at the forest boundary.  The South Climb Route and Mount Adams Summit are closed.  The following trails are also temporarily closed:

  • Snipes Mtn. Trail #11
  • Stagman Ridge Trail #12
  • Shorthorn Trail #16
  • Buck Creek Trail #54
  • Pineway Trail #71
  • Crofton Butte Trail #73
  • Salt Creek Trail #75
  • Looking Glass Lake Trail #9A
  • Round the Mountain Trail #9
  • Mt. Adams Summit Trail #183
  • Gotchen Creek Trail #40
  • Mt. Adams Horse Camp

Click here to read the Forest Closure Order and view a map of the closed area within Mt. Adams Ranger District.

 

The Mt. Adams area is administrered by the Mt Adams Ranger District. This area is located in the eastern portions of Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington, and comprises 367,000 acres. This area includes Mt. Adams Wilderness, Indian Heaven Wilderness and Trapper Creek Wilderness.

Mt. Adams is a prominent landmark in the area. Elevations here range between 1200 feet at the Wind River Work Center, 12 miles north of Carson, WA., and 12,276 feet at the summit of Mt. Adams. Precipitation varies from 70.7 inches of rain and 65.1 inches of snow at the Wind River Work Center and 44.1 inches of rain and 95.7 inches of snow at the Mt. Adams Ranger District office in Trout Lake, WA. The area features a great diversity of habitats and features, from old growth to second growth forest, wetland areas, low and high elevation meadows, glaciers, and low and high elevation lakes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/07/2015: Open
Operational Hours:
  • Open daily thru Aug. 31st.    
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30PM.
  • Office may be closed for Lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
  • Commercial Forest Product Permits (i.e. mushrooms, beargrass, salal, huckleberry) will be sold from 8:00 AM to 11:45AM, and 1:00PM to  4:15PM.
Usage: Medium-Heavy

General Information

Directions:

Mt Adams Ranger Station:

2455 Hwy 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650

District Ranger:  Mosé Jones-Yellin

Phone: (509) 395 3402

TTY: (509) 395 3422

Directions: At Bingen, WA., take Hwy 141 north 25 miles to Trout Lake, WA. Continue on Hwy 141 through Trout Lake, one mile , and you will see the sign for the Mt. Adams Ranger District.


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