Norway Pass Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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Norway Pass Trailhead is the eastside access point for the Mount Margaret Backcountry, Norway Pass and Boundary Trail # 1. Visitors can also access Independence Pass Trail #227, Independence Ridge Trail #227A and the Lakes Trail #211.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/21/2014: Open. FR 26 road work is completed.
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: A Mount Magaret Backcountry Permit is required for overnight camping.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: summer, fall
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: No Dogs, Livestock or Fires in the Mount Margaret Backcountry. No Camping without a Mount Margaret Backcountry permit. Permits are by advanced reservations only
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters and Visitor Centers   See also:   East Side - Forest Roads 25 & 99

General Information

General Notes:

The Norway Pass Trailhead is the eastside access point for the Mount Margaret Backcountry. A Mount Margaret Backcountry permit is required for overnight camping and is available by advanced reservations only.


 


Directions:

 

From State Highway 12 in Randle WA, take WA-131S south for 2.8 miles to Forest Road 25. Continue on Forest Road 25 for another 24.3 miles to the junction with Forest Road 99. Turn right onto FR 99 towards Windy Ridge.  Drive approximately 9.2 miles to Forest Road 26 and turn right.  The Norway Pass Trailhead will be .09 miles on your left on FR 26.

From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on FR 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive FR 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto FR 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 9.2 miles to Forest Road 26 and turn right.  The Norway Pass Trailhead will be .09 miles on your left on FR 26.


Parking:

A Northwest Forest Pass is required. Pay Stations available at Bear Meadows, Meta Lake and Windy Ridge.


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