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 established by Congress in 1982.

Check out the Monument website for Mount St. Helens recreation information.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest recreation areas

Recreation activities and sites on the forest are organized in four main areas:

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
  
Boating Site: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Dam removed.
Campground: Adams Fork Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Beaver Closed to Visitor 9/21/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Big Creek Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 09/14/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 10/06/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Cat Creek Open to Visitor 07/27/2014: Open
Campground: Coho Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 09/14/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Iron Creek Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Campground is closed for the season.
Campground: La Wis Wis Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Little Goose Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Little Goose Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Moss Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: North Fork Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season. 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 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Oklahoma Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Olallie Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Panther Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Paradise Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 12/1/2014: Closed and gated for the season.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor
Campground: Smokey Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Tower Rock Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 12/1/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Wakepish Closed to Visitor 07/26/2014: Closed
Campground: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor
Concession Campgrounds    Please see Hoodoo's website at http://www.hoodoo.com/gifford-pinchot-national-forest-wa/
Cowlitz Valley Vicinity Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open for 10.5 miles; conditions beyond unknown.  Road is rough; high clearance 4WD recommended.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 11/25/2014: There is water over the road at MP 8 and 1/4 mile beyond Forest Road 2130 there is water over the road due to plugged culverts.
Forest Road 2150 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: The road is open to the Snowgrass Flats Trailhead.
Forest Road 23 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2014: Blocked by snow. 
Forest Road 2329 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2014: Closed due to snow.
Forest Road 24 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2014: Closed for winter recreation.
Forest Road 25 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open. Use caution and watch for frost heaves and slumps in the road.
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2014: The road is now gated closed for the winter season.
Forest Road 2750 Closed to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: The road is open from Forest Road 76 to Forest Road 2810, conditions beyond there are unknown.
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway    12/08/2014: Road is only plowed to Lone Butte Sno-Park. Forest Road 3062 and 3080 closed for winter recreation.
Forest Road 41 Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: 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 48 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open, High Clearance 4X4 required.
Forest Road 51/Curley Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 12/16/2014: As of this date Forest Road 51 was fairly clear with a trace of snow. It was icy in places.
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: There is a mudslide blocking one lane of the road at mile post 15. The area is signed watch for oncoming traffic. Watch for frost heaves and slumps in the road.
Forest Road 54/Canyon Creek Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open. High clearance vehicles only. MP 26 and 28 marked slide and hole in road.
Forest Road 56 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Forest Road 5701 Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open
Forest Road 59 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open, high clearance recommended. Narrow road in places.
Forest Road 60 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2014: Closed for winter recreation.
Forest Road 63 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open.  Use caution; rock debris on road.
Forest Road 65    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Forest Road 66    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet. Be cautious of the sink-hole when heading southbound.
Forest Road 75 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open for 5.5 miles to washout.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040    11/26/2014: Beginning 10/01/2014 road closed and gated Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00 and Friday 8:00 to 12:00 for hazard tree removal. Closure in effect until spring 2015. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor 5-12-2014: Open all the way around.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: Open to SnowKing Sno-Park. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Forest Road 83 Sno-Parks Open to Visitor 05/12/2014: Forest Road 83 is snow free and open to Lava Canyon trailhead. No snow at Trail of Two Forest and Cougar Snow Parks.  Forest Road 81 is closed and gated at Cougar Sno-Park.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open. 4WD recommended.
Forest Road 88 Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: Plowed to Flattop Sno-Park. Approx. 4 inches of
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: 4 inches of snow at MP 38.
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Forest Road 99 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2014: The road is now gated closed for the winter season. 
Horse Camp: Cody Closed to Visitor 11/07/2014: Closed for the season.
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Horse Camp: Green River Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Horse Camp: Kalama Open to Visitor 05/12/2014: Open
Horse Camp: Keenes Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Closed for the season.
Horse Camp: Lewis River Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Horse Camp: Walupt Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Closed for the season.
Huckleberry Access Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Big Tree Open to Visitor 04/17/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Monument Entry Road 99 Open to Visitor 06/30/14:  Open
Interpretive Site: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open. The trail has been cleared. One of the most interesting and accessible hikes on the forest.
Lewis River Open to Visitor 03/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Lewis River Valley Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Open to Visitor
Mount St. Helens surrounding area Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open. Expect snow above 3,700 feet elevation
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor Mt. Adams Climbing Conditions Report
Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor 05/21/2014: Open
Observation Site: McClellan Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed, latrine locked.
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Observation Site: Palisades Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: 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 03/26/2014: Sadly, this structure burned to the ground on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The Mount Adams Institute is seeking donations to move an existing historic building to the site. Clean up is the first step. Please stay clear of the Guard Station remains.
Rivers and Streams Open to Visitor 03/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Silver Star Scenic Area Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Open. Logged out. All trails free of snow.
Siouxon Drainage Area Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Chinook Bridge is out at Falls
Site: Cat Creek Chimney Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Site: Coldwater Lake Picnic And Boating Open to Visitor 09/20/2013: Open
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Can access the cave, no fee or pass necessary. Picnic area is closed.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Closed to Visitor
Site: Sunset Day Use Area Open to Visitor Open all year. Hoodoo Recreation Services day use fee required to park at the site.
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Approx. 4 inches of snow at Atkisson Sno-Park. Road to Sno-Park is plowed.
Sno-Park: Flattop Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Approx. 4 inches of snow at Flattop Sno-Park. Road to Sno-Park is plowed.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: Washington State Sno-Park Permits are required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Sno-Park: Johnson Creek Open to Visitor 12/01/2014: Open There is no snow at the Sno-park. Road is bare.
Sno-Park: Koshko Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades)which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades)which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Sno-Park: Mount St. Helens Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Old Man Pass Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Approx. 3 inches of snow at Old Man Pass.
Sno-Park: Orr Creek Open to Visitor 12/01/2014: Open. There is no snow at the Sno-park. Forest Road 56 is bare. Forest Road 5603 had 4-5"+ of snow just beyond the sno-park
Sno-Park: Pineside Open to Visitor 12/17/2014: Currently 3 - 4 inches of snow at the Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed
Sno-Park: Skate Creek Closed to Visitor 12/01/2014: Sno-park is now closed due to no snow at the sno-park.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed
Sno-Park: SnowKing Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Sno-Park: Wakepish Open to Visitor 12/01/2014: Open, there is no snow at the sno-park.
Trail #1 Boundary Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trails 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 #10 High Camp Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 08/14/2014:  There is a trail washout where Cispus crosses the trail.
Trail #102 Filloon Closed to Visitor 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.
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 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.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 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. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 11/27/2014: 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 #113 Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #114 High Line Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trail #124 Paradise Open to Visitor 07/22/2014: Trail open.
Trail #125 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Conditions unknown.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open Logged out.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #130 Siouxon Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #131 River Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Trail is very overgrown and signs are missing.
Trail #132 Observation    11/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #132A Observation Peak    05/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake    11/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Closed to Visitor
Trail #145 Bunker Hill Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trail is open.
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #149A Cedar Creek Open to Visitor
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #152 Falls Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Open
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Forest Road 3062 to the Trailhead is gated.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #155 West Crater Open to Visitor
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #158 Big Hollow    11/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #159 Terminator Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Not maintained.
Trail #16 Shorthorn Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trail #164 Backbone Lake    Alert! Trail #164 is not accessible from Forest Road 1270 due to removal of Jody's bridge.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #171A Shortcut Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #176 Elk Lake Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Expect snow above 4,000 ft. elevation.
Trail #180A Ed's Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #180B Chinook Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #180C Sturgeon Rock Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 12/08/2014: 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 #183 South Climb Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Trail has been cleared.  Full loop is currently not ADA accessible due to a trail reroute.
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow    11/26/2014: Conditions unknown.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Open. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Not maintained, can be difficult to follow.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams Vicinity Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas    11/07/2014: Conditions unknown, snow level approximately 5000'.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks    11/07/2014: Trail closed to stock. Hikers report a washout south of Cispus Pass from the recent heavy rains. Travel is hazardous for hikers and impassable for stock between Sheep Lake and Snowgrass Flats. Snow level approximately 5000'.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trail #205 Goat Creek Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open.  Bridge has been replaced slightly upstream from the original bridge. Follow the trail to the right at the beginning, as the 2nd bridge is damaged and closed.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: There is a bridge closure on this trail. Down trees may be encountered on the trail.
Trail #228a Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open, bridge closure on the trail.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trail #26 Middle Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trail #266 High Rock Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: The trail has been cleared.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open, the trail has been cleared all the way for motorcycle use. However, it is only cleared wide enough for ATV's from North Fork to Blue Lake ORV.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Trail has been cleared.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. expect snow above 4,000 feet elevation depending on aspect.
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. expect snow above 4,000 feet elevation depending on aspect.
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Approx. 150 feet of the trail has collapsed into the river between the Lower and Middle Falls. Please detour through Middle Falls Trailhead. Expect snow above 2500 feet. Trail is closed to stock-use because of safety concerns. The trail will remain closed for stock until repairs can be made. Trail is open for bicycle-use.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek TH to LFRA    11/08/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #31 Lewis River, LFRA to QCF Trail #5 Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls    012/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #31C Middle Falls    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #34 Lemei Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #35 Service Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #38 Wicky Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #39 Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #39A Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #40 Gotchen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #48 East Crater Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #51 Big Tree Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #52 Monte Carlo Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #53 Monte Cristo Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 12/08/2014: 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 #55 Tombstone Lake Closed to Visitor 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.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Open
Trail #64 Riley Camp Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #64A Riley South Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #65 Bluff Lake Closed to Visitor 07/26/2014: This trailhead is inaccessible due to a washout on Road 4612.
Trail #67 Hand Shake Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Closed to Visitor
Trail #71 Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #72 Cold Springs Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #73 Crofton Butte Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #74 Pipeline Road   
Trail #75 Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 11/07/2014 : Open, conditions unknown. No Northwest Forest Pass required for the winter season.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: 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 #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. expect snow above 4,000 feet elevation depending on aspect.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Closed to Visitor 11/23/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trail#54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor Not maintained.
Trailhead: #200088 FR 88 Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Berry Patch Open to Visitor 11/07/2014:  Trailhead is open. 
Trailhead: Big Hollow    12/08/2014: Unknown
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Coleman Weedpatch Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls    11/26/2014: Unknown
Trailhead: Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 11/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: East Crater Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Falls Creek    12/08/2014: Unknown
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Road to trailhead is gated.
Trailhead: Filloon Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Gotchen Creek FR 8020 Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Gotchen Creek FR 8040 Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Lemei Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek    12/08/2014: Unknown
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Middle Falls    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trailhead: Middle Trail-Lower    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trailhead: Middle Trail-Upper    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Observation Peak    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trailhead: Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Salt Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Sawtooth Open to Visitor 03/26/2014:
Trailhead: Service Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Silver Star Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open
Trailhead: Siouxon Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor
Trailhead: Snowgrass for hikers Open to Visitor 07/24/2014:
Trailhead: Soda Peaks Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open.
Trailhead: South Climb Open to Visitor 06/28/2014: Open
Trailhead: Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Williams Mine Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Expect snow on trails above 4,000 feet elevation, depending on aspect.
Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit Open to Visitor Open
Upper Cispus River Open to Visitor 03/26/2014: Check: DFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Wilderness in the Gifford Pinchot    06/05/2014: See individual wilderness for current conditions
Wilderness: Glacier View Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: The trails are snow free but have not been maintained yet this year.
Wilderness: Goat Rocks - Gifford Pinchot Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: Most of the Goat Rocks is snow free, with the exception of some snow at Goat Lake and the lake is still frozen. On the PCT south of Old Snowy there is a snow field on the trail.
Wilderness: Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Wilderness: Mount Adams Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Tatoosh Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: The trail is mostly snow free with the exception of a snow field between the lakes trail junction and the lookout trail junction.
Wilderness: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Wilderness: William O. Douglas - Gifford Pinchot Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: The William O'Douglas Wilderness is mostly snow free. Trails have not all been maintained yet.

Spotlights

Trail #183 South Climb

This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

This heavily used trail provides access to the South Climb of Mt. Adams in the Mt. Adams Wilderness. This is not a technically challenging climb, but it takes climbers at least 6 to 8 hours to ascend the nearly 6,700 vertical feet across snow and rock to reach the 12,276' summit of Mt. Adams.

See: Mt Adams Climbing Information.

Forest Road 51/Curley Creek Cut-off

This short road is very popular, connecting FR 90 along the Lewis River with FR 30 along the Wind River. A scenic drive from Carson or Cougar will bring you through the center of the southern end of the forest accessing all the Lewis and Wind river attractions, Government Mineral Springs, Trapper Creek and Indian Heaven wildernesses, and many other destinations.

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 picnic area is set among a majestic forest glen along the Cispus River. The picnic area is American Disabilities Act barrier-free.

Nearby Recreation Sites

Accessible Adventures Video

Trail #59 Whistle Punk

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

This trail is a barrier-free 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.

Accessible Adventures Video

Trail #130 Siouxon

This trail offers views of many waterfalls including Horseshoe Falls and passes the ruins of Hickman's Cabin.

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.