General trail guide for Morrison Creek Area in Mt Adams Vicinity. Trails include: Snipes Mountain #11, Gotchen Creek #40, Buck Creek #54, Pine Way #71, Cold Springs #72, Crofton Butte #73, and Salt Creek #75.
This site was burned over in the Cascade Creek Fire of 2012. Several primitive camp sites are available, some along Morrison Creek. The site serves as a trailhead to the Shorthorn Trail #16 which enters Mount Adams Wilderness and is within 3 miles of the popular South Climb #183 Trail and route up Mt Adams. Road access is rough and not recommended for trailers or motor homes.
At a Glance
5/22/15: Open for season.
Access road is rough and not recommended for trailers and motor homes.
From Trout Lake, Washington make a right turn at the gas station on Highway 141 on Mt Adams Highway. Drive north on this road to the V intersection with Forest Road 23. At this intersection stay to the right and continue about one mile then turn left on Forest Road 80, signed “South Climb”. Follow Forest Road 80 to where it ends at the intersection with Forest Road 8040 and 8031. Make a right turn on to Forest Road 8040 and continue driving north to the campground. The entrance is on the left at the junction with the 500 spur. The campground is well signed.