Trail #86 Lily Basin


A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

Goat Rocks Wilderness vicinity map. Trails include: Angry Mountain  #90, Bluff Lake #65, Bypass #97, Clear Fork #61, Clear Lost  #76, Coleman Weedpatch #121, Coyote #79, Glacier Lake #89, Goat Ridge #95, Jordan Creek #94, Lily Basin  #86, Nannie Ridge #98, Packwood Lake #78, Pipeline Road #74, Snowgrass #96, Three Peaks #69, Upper Lake Creek #81, Walupt Lake #101. Click here for a larger image file.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lily Basin Trail by Kol Peterson.

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

This trail provides access to the Goat Rocks Wilderness.  Views of Packwood Lake and Mt. Rainier are available from this trail.

Trail #86 begins at the Lily Basic Trailhead on Forest Road 48 and climbs a timbered, rugged ridgeline for 4 miles to the west face of Johnson Peak. From here it proceeds southwest on a relatively easy, open grade to intersect Angry Mountain Trail #90. Turning southeast it continues to Hawkeye Point where the trail becomes rough with steep snowbanks that can last late into the summer. Trail #86 intersects Goat Ridge Trail #95, then turns northeast to skirt Goat Lake and ends on Snowgrass Trail #96. Parts of this trail may have been a Native American travel route, used by mountain goat hunters.

The Lily Basin Horse Trail #86A is a short access trail from the stock user trailhead to Lily Basin.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/27/2015: Open, From the trailhead the trail has been logged out for 4.5 miles. Trail is washed out at Glacier Creek.  The Goat Creek bridge at milepost 1.7 on the Snowgrass Trail #96 is closed to all stock use. Stock users must use the detour and ford the creek crossing.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and available at trailheads.
Usage: Light-Medium
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


From Packwood, WA follow  US-12 W for 1.4 miles and turn left on Forest Road 48. Stay on Forest Road 48 for about another 10.8 miles to the Lily Basin trailhead for hikers.

Drive further past the trailhead for hikers to reach the Lily Basin Trailhead for Stock.

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