William O. Douglas area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity. Sites include: Carlton Creek Trail #22 Cortright Creek Trail #57 Cowlitz Horse Trail #44A Cowlitz Trail #44 Crossover Trail #41 Dumbbell Lake Trail #56 Judkin Trail #47 Jug Lake Trail #43 Kincaid Trail #42 Pacific Crest Trail #2000
Pot Hole Trail #45 Sand Lake Trail #60
Area Status: Unknown
This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.
This trail advances through dense old growth forest until ending at the junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 within William O. Douglas Wilderness . Be prepared to cross muddy stretches and several small streams.
At a Glance
12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Free Wilderness Permit Required. Permits available at the trailhead.
From Packwood, WA travel east on US-12 for 7.6 miles. Then turn left on WA-123 N and follow for 2.2 miles. Then turn right on Forest Road 44. Trail begins at the trailhead at milepost 1.7 on Forest Road 44.
This trail begins at mile post 1.7 on Forest Road 44. The trail follows road 44 for 4.8 miles to the end of the road. Carlton Creek must be forded at two locations within this stretch. Carlton Pass was named for William H. Carlton who led a Northern Pacific Railroad survey crew through the pass in 1867. Look for blazed trees along the trail, which marked a crossmountain route surveyed in 1905.