Trail #162 River View


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

Tatoosh area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include:  
Backbone Lake Trail #164
Blue Hole Trail #167
Grant Purcell Falls Trail #162A
La Wis Wis Campground
River View Trail #162

Tatoosh Lake Trail #161B
Tatoosh Lookout Trail #161A
Tatoosh Trail #161

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This trail is open to hiker, horse (not recommended) and bicycle use only.

Located 4 miles east of Packwood, WA, the River View Trail begins on Forest Road 1270 just past "Jody's Bridge." The trail follows the Cowlitz River, offering views into the river canyon. The trail initially climbs, then takes a rolling grade as it winds through an open oldgrowth forest. The trail ends across the Cowlitz from La Wis Wis Campground, with no access across the river. This is an early and late season hiking opportunity for when the higher elevation trails are under snow.

Special Conditions: Steep with exposures. Not recommended for horse use.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/2016: The trail is currently not accessible due to the loss of the bridge located on Forest Road 1270. There are no immediate plans to replace this bridge.   There are no immediate plans to replace the bridge.
Restrictions: Closed to all motorized use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Access from Riverview Trailhead.



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