Recreation

William O. Douglas Wilderness.

Whether you seek solitude, social activity, creative inspiration, wildlife, forest products or scenic beauty, you can find it in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. 

Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest now encompasses 1,312,000 acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (NVM) established by Congress in 1982.

Recreation sites on the forest are organized into three main administrative areas:

Site Conditions: Scroll to Recreation Conditions Report below the map

Reservations: Online reservations at Recreation.gov.

 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Boating Site: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Rd. 60 is snow covered.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Rd.88 is closed for winter. Dam has been removed from lake until spring.
Campground: Adams Fork Closed to Visitor 12/10/2015: Campground is inaccessible due to washouts and slides. No sevices available.
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/14/2015: Group camp closed for the season.
Campground: Beaver Closed to Visitor 9/21/2015: Closed for season.
Campground: Big Creek Closed to Visitor 09/08/2015: Closed for season.  Reopens in May 2016.
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 12/10/2015: Campground is inaccessible due to washouts and slides. No sevices available.
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 10/13/2015: Closed for the season.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Road 60 is snow covered.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 10/28/15: Closed for season.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/30/15: Closed for season. Not maintained in off season, but camping permitted.
Campground: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 10/29/2015: Closed for the season.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 09/25/2015: Note: Iron Mike water pump turned off for winter.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 9/14/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Iron Creek Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 9/15/15: Closed for the winter.
Campground: La Wis Wis Closed to Visitor 9/30/2015: Campground is closed.
Campground: Little Goose Closed to Visitor 10/30/15: Open for season.
Campground: Little Goose Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 10/29/15: Closed for season.
Campground: Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 10/29/2015: Closed for season.
Campground: Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 10/29/2015: Closed for season.
Campground: Moss Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2015 Campground is closed for the season.
Campground: North Fork Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter. A portion of the campground has been decomissioned due to hazards posed by phellinus infection in trees in the area. Reservations through recreation.gov
Campground: North Fork Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Oklahoma Closed to Visitor 9/14/2015: Campground is closed for the season.
Campground: Olallie Lake Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Panther Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2015: Campground is closed for the season.
Campground: Paradise Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2015: Campground is closed for the season.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 9/14/2015: Campground is closed for the season.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor 9/14/2015: Group Camp is closed for the season
Campground: Smokey Creek Closed to Visitor 10/29/2015: Closed for the season.
Campground: Soda Spring Closed to Visitor 11/13/2015:Campground may be accessible. No sevices available.
Campground: Summit Closed to Visitor 11/13/2015:Campground may be accessible. No sevices available.
Campground: Sunset Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor 1/07/16: Open year round.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 10/28/2015: Closed for the season.  
Campground: Tower Rock Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 10/30/15: Closed for the season. Not maintained in off season, but camping permitted.
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 10/28/2015: Closed for the season. Not maintained in off season, but camping permitted.
Campground: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Campground: Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor 11/19/2015: Road to shelter is snow covered in Winter until late Spring.
Cowlitz Valley area Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor 9/8/2015: Open, conditions unknown.
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 11/13/2015: Road is closed at milepost 5.8 due to slide.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 12/31/2015: The road is plowed to the Johnson Creek Sno-park.
Forest Road 2150 Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Closed for the winter.
Forest Road 23 Closed to Visitor 12/10/2015: Road is washed out at MP 12. The road will be closed indefinitely.
Forest Road 2329 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Closed for Winter Recreation. Open for snowmobile/ski use only until April 1.
Forest Road 24 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Closed for Winter Recreation. Open for snowmobile & ski use only until April 1.
Forest Road 25 Closed to Visitor 12/9/2015: Forest Road 25 is impassable on the south side and has been gated near the Forest Road 25 & 93 junction. On the Randle side, the road is impassable due to a slide at approximately MP 12. Gate has been installed at MP 11. Snowmobile use is allowed beyond the gate when there is adequate snow at the gate.
Forest Road 26    12/10/015: Closed at milepost 8 due to washout. 
Forest Road 2750 Closed to Visitor 12/10/2015: Port Blakely has the road closed at Taidnapam Campground. Report of a washout on the road.
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 12/10/2015: Closed at milepost 9 due to washout and slide.
Forest Road 2801 Closed to Visitor 12/23/2015:  The road will remain closed for the winter. Dec. 1 to April 1 the road is closed for a wildlife closure. 
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 12/22/2015: Open to Lone Butte Sno-Park. For current road conditions, check Skamaniacounty.org. Closed for winter season beyond Lone Butte Sno-Park from milepost 30 to milepost 38.
Forest Road 41 Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open
Forest Road 4109 Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: High clearance vehicles only. Road is rough and in bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Open to Visitor 06/14/2014: Open. CAUTION!!! Sink-hole at Mile-post 8
Forest Road 43 Open to Visitor 10/21/2015: Pipe replacement project completed. FR 4309 now passible.
Forest Road 48 Closed to Visitor 11/23/2015: Road is blocked by a slide. High Clearance 4X4 required.
Forest Road 51/Curley Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Closed to Visitor 12/22/2015: Closed. The road is gated closed for the winter. The road is plowed to the Skate Creek Sno-Park and has 2-3" of compact snow and ice. Watch for frost heaves and slumps in the road.
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015: Closed due to large slides and storm damage.
Forest Road 56 Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: The road will remain inaccessible throughout the winter due to slides and washouts.
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 12/10/2015: The road will remain inaccessible throughout the winter due to slides and washouts.
Forest Road 5701 Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open
Forest Road 59 Open to Visitor 12/10/2015: Open, conditions unknown after the recent storm. High clearance recommended. Narrow road in places.
Forest Road 60 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Closed for Winter Recreation from Jct. of Rd. 24 to Jct. of Rd.66
Forest Road 63 Open to Visitor 11/2015: Closed by a slide in the first couple of miles from the Randle side.  Use caution; rock debris on road. Possibility of snow and/or ice.
Forest Road 65 Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open
Forest Road 66 Open to Visitor 04/14/2015: Be cautious of the sink-hole on the paved section when heading southbound on
Forest Road 75 Open to Visitor 12/10/2015: Open, conditions unknown after the recent storm. Possibility of snow and/or ice. Open for 5.5 miles to washout.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 12/17/2015: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Closed to Visitor 12/31/2015: Road is not plowed in winter. Expect several feet of snow on road until late Spring.
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor 05/08/2015: No snow at Cougar Snow Park. Forest Road 81 is currently open. Road 830 to Climber's Bivouac is open.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 12/01/2015: 82 Road to Smith Butte Sno-park is still accessible until more snow arrives.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 12/17/2015: Road is closed at the snowline and groomed for Winter Recreation. Open to snowmobiles beyond snowline.
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 12/10/2015: Open to snowline. 4X4 recommended.
Forest Road 88 Closed to Visitor 1/05/2016: Closed for Winter Recreation. Road is open to Flattop Sno-Park for snowmobile & ski use.  WARNING: Closed at MP 19.7 (North of Langfield Falls Trailhead/Big Tire Junction) due to washout.
Forest Road 90 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Closed in winter.
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open
Forest Road 99 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015:  Closed.  Inaccessible due to slides and closures on Forest Road 25.
Horse Camp: Cody Closed to Visitor 11/13/2015: Closed for the winter.
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 10/30/15: Closed for season. Not maintained in off season, but camping permitted.
Horse Camp: Keenes Closed to Visitor 11/13/2015: Closed for the winter.
Horse Camp: Lewis River Closed to Visitor 10/30/2015: Closed for season. No maintenance provided in off season, but camping permitted.
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Closed to Visitor 10/28/2015: Closed for season.
Horse Camp: Walupt Closed to Visitor 11/04/2015: Closed
Huckleberry Access Open to Visitor
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Closed to Visitor 12/01/2105: Closed due to snow.
Interpretive Site: Big Tree Open to Visitor 12/01/2015: Open to skiers on the Big Tree loop. The Tree is suffering from bug kill.
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 11/13/2015: Open
Interpretive Site: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 11/13/2015: Open. Access to one of the most interesting and accessible hikes on the forest.
Lewis River Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Check Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations for fishing season and rules.
Lewis River Valley Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: FS Rd. 90 closed in Winter.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Open to Visitor
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor 09/08/2015: Open
Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor 11/24/2015: A small part of the Mt. Adams Ranger District  is closed due to the Cougar Creek Fire.  The  Snipes Mountain Trail #11 and Pine Way Trail #71 remain closed.
Observation Site: McClellan Open to Visitor
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Closed
Observation Site: Palisades Open to Visitor 11/13/2015: Open
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor Please remember to turn off the heaters, oven, and lamps when you leave. When snow is present all visitors must park at the sno-park. A Washington Sno-park permit is required.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Guard Station Closed to Visitor 10/28/2015: Replacement cabin on site is under renovation. Please contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for updates 509-395-3402.
Rivers and Streams Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Picnic site not maintained in Winter.
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 10/30/2105: Picnic area closed for season.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: FS Rd.90 closed in Winter.
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 09/30/2015: Closed for the winter.
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 02/11/2016: The 25 road is closed at MP 12 due to a washout/slide.
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 11/13/2015: Closed for the winter.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Open to Visitor 2/10/16: No new snow in past week. Trails scheduled to be groomed 2/11/16. Approx. 3 ft. snow depth.
Sno-Park: Flattop Open to Visitor 2/10/16: Trails groomed 2/10/16. Approx. 3 ft. of snow. Forest Road 88 closed approx. 7 miles north of Langfield Falls Trailhead (Big Tire Junction) due to washout.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 2/10/16: Approx. 10" of snow.
Sno-Park: Johnson Creek Open to Visitor 02/11/16: No snow at the Sno-Park. There is still snow on the road just above the Sno-Park but there are reports of large bare sections above that. Forest Road 21 is mo bare to the Sno-Park. Orr Creek routes will be groomed. Routes are scheduled to be groomed Thursday or Friday. Orr Creek routes can only be accessed via Johnson Creek. Sno-Park permit required.
Sno-Park: Koshko Open to Visitor 1/29/16:  4 ft. of snow. Upper Wind River Road conditions available on SkamaniaCounty.Org website.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Open to Visitor 2/10/16: Trails last groomed 2/4/16. Approx. 4ft. of snow. Upper Wind River Road conditions available on SkamaniaCounty.Org website under Public Works link.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 2/10/16: Trails last groomed 2/4/16. Approx. 4 ft. snow depth. Upper Wind River Road conditions available on SkamaniaCounty.Org website under Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Oldman Pass Open to Visitor 2/10/16: Approx. 4 ft. snow depth. Ski trail system last groomed 2/4/16. Grooming done on irregular basis. Upper Wind River Road conditions available on SkamaniaCounty.Org website under Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Orr Creek Closed to Visitor 12/17/15: Sno-park is closed due to a washout on Forest Road 23. Orr Creek groomed routes can only be reached via Johnson Creek Sno-Park.
Sno-Park: Pineside Open to Visitor 2/10/16: Approx. 2 ft. of snow, icy in mornings. Trails last groomed 2/05/16. Next grooming scheduled either 2/12 or 2/13/16.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Open to Visitor 1/29/16: Approx. 4 ft. snow depth. Upper Wind River Road conditions available on SkamaniaCounty.Org website, Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Skate Creek Open to Visitor 02/11/16: No snow at the Sno-park. Forest Road 52 bare to the Sno-Park. Skate Creek road is now closed and gated at the Sno-Park. Sno-Park permit required.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Open to Visitor 2/10/16: Access from Snow King Sno-Park. (Road to Smith Butte no longer plowed).
Sno-Park: SnowKing Open to Visitor 2/03/16: Approx. 3 ft. of snow. Trails scheduled to be groomed next 2/05/16.
Sno-Park: Wakepish Closed to Visitor 02/11/16: Road is closed to all motorized use including snowmobiles at milepost 11 due to insufficient snow. The road will be plowed and reopened to snowmobiles if sufficient snow falls. There is a slide at milepost 12.
Trail #10 High Camp Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in winter or early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #102 Filloon Closed to Visitor 11/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #103 Ponderosa Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #104 Spacing Study Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Closed to Visitor 10/29/2015: Temporarily closed due to Cougar Creek Fire. Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #114 High Line Closed to Visitor 11/19/2015: Closed due to snow. Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice.
Trail #124 Paradise   
Trail #125 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open Logged out.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #130 Siouxon Closed to Visitor 12/18//2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #132 Observation Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #134 Takhlakh Loop Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #145 Bunker Hill    12/17/2015: Expect snow above 2,000 ft. 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.
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #149A Cedar Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #152 Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Road is gated closed 2 miles before trailhead until March 31. Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #155 West Crater Open to Visitor
Trail #156 Wildcat Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows    12/18/2015: Trail is snow covered. 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.
Trail #158 Big Hollow Closed to Visitor 11/20/2015: Expect snow above 2,000 ft. 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.
Trail #159 Terminator Open to Visitor 05/07/2015: Open. Not yet maintained for season.
Trail #16 Shorthorn Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #171A Shortcut Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain Open to Visitor 5/06/2015: No current report
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open
Trail #176 Elk Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #180A Ed's Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #180B Chinook Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock Closed to Visitor 12/18/2014: 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.
Trail #180E Indian Pits Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #183 South Climb Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Unreachable by motor vehicle due to snow. 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.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Open to Visitor 06/06/2015: Open. Trail is maintained for the season. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open. Could be trees across the trail for recent wind storms.
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek    12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek    12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #194 Dry Creek    12/17/2015: 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
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open. Not maintained, can be difficult to follow.
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open. Not maintained, can be difficult to follow.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: No current report.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice. Forest Road 26 is not monitored so access to the trailhead may be blocked by snow.
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 05/01/2015: Open.  The trail currently has two bridges that have been removed.  The first crossing is over a dry creek channel and the second is over Covel Creek. Hikers should use discretion in finding alternative ways to cross. 
Trail #228A Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/01/2015: Open, bridge closure on the trail.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 05/01/2015: There is a bridge closure on this trail. Down trees may be encountered on the trail.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 12/07/2015: Trail is open but has numerous small down trees across it due to recent wind storm.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 12/07/2015: Trail is open but has numerous small down trees due to recent wind storm.
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice.
Trail #26 Middle Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 12/17/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Closed by snow.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 12/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice. Valley Trail 270 is closed to all motorized use from December 1 to April 1 for wildlife protection.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 12/7/2015: Open, current condition unknown.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open
Trail #294 Tongue Mountain Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice.
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Open to Visitor 06/06/2015: Open. Trail is maintained.
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Open to Visitor 09/09/2015: Open
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open and trail cleared.
Trail #31 Lewis River Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Approx. 150 feet of the trail has collapsed into the river between the Lower and Middle Falls. Please detour through Middle Falls Trailhead. The portion of the trail behind the detour is closed to all uses.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Closed to Visitor Current: This stretch of the trail is closed to all stock use until the bridges are repaired.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: There is a detour around Middle Falls, the trail slid and is impassable between Lower and Middle Falls. All of the trail behind the detour is closed to all uses.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #31C Middle Falls Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #34 Lemei Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #35 Service Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #48 East Crater Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #51 Big Tree Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow.
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Closed to Visitor 12/18/2014: 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.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor 09/09/2015: Open.  This trail is not maintained. 
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk    12/17/2015: Unknown
Trail #64 Riley Camp Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #64A Riley South Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #67 Hand Shake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #71 Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 10/29/2015: Closed due to Cougar Creek Fire. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call Mt. Adams Ranger District office for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Unreachable by motor vehicle due to snow. 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.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Open to Visitor 02/11/2016: Road is closed at milepost five by snow. Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the winter months, to park at the trailhead.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 02/11/2016: Road is closed by snow at milepost 5. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required to park at the trailhead in the winter months.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 12/07/2015: Open. Trail may have downed trees due to recent wind storm.
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice.
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Big Hollow Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Blue Lake ORV Closed to Visitor Trailhead is unreachable due to a washout on Forest Road 23. Northwest Forest Pass is not required to park here in the winter months.
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: East Crater Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Road is gated closed in winter thru March 31.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Road is gated closed in winter thru March 31.
Trailhead: Filloon Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - North Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Lemei Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020) Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower    12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper    12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Middle Falls Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Lower) Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Closed to Visitor 12/17/15: 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.
Trailhead: Observation Peak Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice. A Northwest Pass is not required to park at the trailhead in the winter months.
Trailhead: Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 09/09/2015: Closed due to Cougar Creek Fire. Trail not yet maintained for season.
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 09/09/2015: Open
Trailhead: Riverview Closed to Visitor 1/2015: The trailhead 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.
Trailhead: Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015:
Trailhead: Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Service Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Silver Star Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Siouxon Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Snipes Mountain Closed to Visitor 09/09/2015: Trail closure due to Cougar Creek Fire.
Trailhead: Soda Peaks Closed to Visitor 12/17/2015: 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.
Trailhead: South Climb Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: Trailhead not accessible in winter by motor vehicle.
Trailhead: Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Trailhead not accessible in winter.
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 12/01/2015: Not accessible in winter.
Trailhead: Trapper Creek    12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open
Trailhead: Upper Gotchen Creek (FR 8040) Closed to Visitor 11/24/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Whistle Punk    12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Williams Mine Closed to Visitor 12/18/2015: 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.
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Open. Trail free of snow.
Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit    04/15/2015: 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.
Upper Cispus River Open to Visitor 05/12/2015: Check: WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Wilderness areas    05/12/2015: See individual wilderness for current conditions
Wilderness: Glacier View Open to Visitor 07/29/2015:
Wilderness: Goat Rocks - Gifford Pinchot   
Wilderness: Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 8/24/2015: Open. Bees and Wasps are present.
Wilderness: Mount Adams Open to Visitor 9/09/2015: Open
Wilderness: Tatoosh Open to Visitor 07/29/2015:
Wilderness: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 05/06/2015: Open and logged out.
Wilderness: William O. Douglas - Gifford Pinchot Open to Visitor 07/29/2015:

Spotlights

Pacific Crest Trail #2000

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 is 2750 miles long and you can hike 26 of those miles in the designated Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Cascade Locks is the largest city and lowest elevation along the entire route. 

The Pacific Crest Trail within Gifford Pinchot National Forest begins in the Columbia Gorge and runs north to enter Gifford Pinchot National Forest just south of Wind River Experimental Forest and continues north through Indian Heaven Wilderness, Mt Adams Wilderness, and Goat Rocks Wilderness and then into William O. Douglas Wilderness and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Pacific Crest Trail segments:

More information:

Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area

The area consists of very tall old growth trees on basically flat terrain of lush vegetation and room to roam. One of the first recreation sites reached when heading into the forest south from Randle, WA on Forest Road 25. The accessible picnic area is set among a majestic forest glen along the Cispus River adjacent to the Iron Creek Campground.

This site is the main access point for Iron Creek Oldgrowth Trail #83 and Iron Creek Campground Loop Trail #817 which are both accessible trails. 

Nearby Recreation Sites

Accessible Adventures Video

Trail #59 Whistle Punk

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

This trail is an accessible interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management from a historical perspective. The trail surface is crushed compacted gravel, 48 inches wide with turnouts and resting benches. It access a march viewing platform where various bird species can be heard and seen. 

Accessible Adventures Video

Mt. Adams Summit

Mt Adams covered in snow and reflected in Tahklahk Lake

Mt. Adams, with its summit of 12,276 feet elevation, is the second highest peak in Washington State and the third highest peak in the Cascades Range. There are several climbing routes on the mountain, ranging from the "non-technical" South Climb, to highly technical routes that require advance skill, experience, and special equipment. Because of the high elevation, all climbs have a measure of difficulty and danger.

Weather on Mt. Adams can change rapidly. Sudden snowstorms can occur above 6,000 feet elevation at any month of the year. What appears to be a non-technical route can change drastically during these storms. Your safety will be the result of your preparation and good judgment. Climbers should always prepare for bad weather and an extended stay on the mountain.

All climbers need to be prepared to deal with a wide variety of weather, snow, and rock conditions. Detailed information on climbing routes is available from a number of climbing guidebooks. Consult these as you plan your trips. In addition to the ten essentials for outdoor recreation (map and compass, whistle, flashlight, extra food and water, warm clothing, a first-aid kit, sun glasses and sunscreen, waterproof matches, a candle or fire starter, and a pocket knife), equipment should include sturdy hiking boots, ice ax, crampons, and ropes when travelling on glaciers. Be prepared and know your limits.

Mt. Adams climbing routes and summit are within Mt. Adams Wilderness and is protected and managed to preserve its natural condition. It is to provide opportunities for solitude as well as primitive and unconfined types of recreation. Your actions will help all of us care for this unique area.