05/27/2016: Snow level is approximately 4000' There is still snow on Forest Road 2150 before the trailhead. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. The trail is currently inaccessible due to snow.
Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
From Packwood, WA travel west on US-12 for 2.7 miles then go left on Forest Road 21. Stay on Forest Road 21 for 13 miles then take a slight left towards Forest Road 2150. Follow 2150 and take the 045 spur to the trailhead.