Trail #44 Cowlitz


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 is open to hiker and horse use only.

This trail within William O. Douglas Wilderness winds through dense forest into subalpine terrain, crosses many small streams, and passes lakes and small potholes including Penoyer Lake.

Continuing east, Trail #44 crosses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 and ends near the Gifford Pinchot National Forest boundary on Tumac Mountain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/01/2015: Snow level approximately 4500'
Permit Info: Free Wilderness Permit Required.  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


Trail begins in the Soda Springs Campground and Trailhead.

Directions from Packwood: Travel northeast on U.S. Highway 12 across the forest boundary to Forest Route 4510. Follow 4510 north then west to the campground, at the edge of the William O Douglas Wilderness.



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