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
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 cross-mountain route surveyed in 1905.
At a Glance
11/7/2016: Trail was cleared as of September. Recent fall storms may have brought trees down and snow can come at any time.
Wilderness permit required to enter Wilderness. Permits are free and self issued at trailheads.