Trail #57 Cortright Creek


A map depicting trails in the William O. Douglas area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

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: Open
This area is Open

This trail open to hiker and horse use only.

From trailhead the trail climbs into William O. Douglas Wilderness through dense forest to a semi-open ridgeline.  It continues southeasterly through several large sub-alpine meadows, ending on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and available at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Cortright Creek Trailhead

From Packwood, WA follow US-12 E for 8.9 miles and turn left on Forest Road 45 and travel on Forest Road 45 for about 8.7 miles to the trailhead. 

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