Trail #130A Chinook Creek


Siouxon General Area Map within the Mount St Helens Surrounding Area.

Siouxon General Area Map within the Mount St Helens Surrounding Area. Trails include: Huffman Peak #129, Chinook #130A, Siouxon #130, Horseshoe Ridge #140, and Wildcat #156. 

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This trail runs between the Siouxon and Huffman Peak Trail. Views of the 50 foot high Chinook Creek Waterfall and a climb through old growth forest are attractions on the Chinook Trail. There is no bridge over Chinook Creek and fording the creek can be difficult during high water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Closest Towns: Amboy, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. St. Helens Surrounding Area

General Information


From Amboy, Washington, take Forest Road 54 and drive nine miles and take a left on Forest Road 57. Drive rouhgly 1 mile to gravel pit and go left on Forest Road 5701. There are two trailheads for the Siouxon trail: the first one at mile marker 1 is for horse trailers; the second at the end of the road, roughly another 3 miles does not accomdate horse trailers. Hike the Siouxon Trail for about 3.5 miles to the junction with the Chinook Creek Trail.



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Day Hiking

A log bridge crossing Siouxon Creek marks the beginning of this trail. The trail fords Chinook Creek twice which can be 2 to 3 feet deep until late summer; therefore, proceed with caution. After crossing, the 50-foot cascade of Chinook Creek Waterfall comes into view as it plunges down to a clear green pool. The trail then climbs through an old-growth forest before ending on Forest Road 6403. Special Conditions: There is no bridge over Chinook Creek. Crossings can be difficult during high water.

Horse Riding & Camping

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