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
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.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Campground: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
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.
Campground: Little Goose Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Campground: Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
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 Open to Visitor CG will be open October 7 until either December 1 or when the road is closed by snow. $10 per site per night. No water. Host in residence. Latrines open, trash removal. Prohibited to drive nails into trees to hang game.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor
Campground: Smokey Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Campground: Tower Rock Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Open to Visitor Open until Dec 1 or closed by snow whichever comes first. $10 per site per night
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed
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 11/07/2014: The road is open, washboards on the road.
Forest Road 2150 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: The road is open to the Snowgrass Flats Trailhead.
Forest Road 23 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open to Trout Lake. 
Forest Road 2329 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Forest Road 24 Open to Visitor 06/11/2014: Open
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 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014:  Open. 
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 Open to Visitor 6/11/2014: Open
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 07/19/2014: Open
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open, 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 Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
Forest Road 63 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open.  Use caution; rock debris on road.
Forest Road 65 Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
Forest Road 66 Open to Visitor 05/21/2014: Road is open. 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 Open to Visitor 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.
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor 5-12-2014: Open all the way around.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
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 05/30/2014: Open
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor Open
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Forest Road 99 Open to Visitor 06/24/2014:  Open.  
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 Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Flattop Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Koshko Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Mount St. Helens Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Old Man Pass Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Pineside Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: SnowKing Closed to Visitor
Trail #1 Boundary Open to Visitor 08/07/2014: The trail has been cleared from Forest Road 99 to Badger Lake.
Trail #10 High Camp Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Water available at High Camp.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 08/14/2014:  There is a trail washout where Cispus crosses the trail.
Trail #102 Filloon Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
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 Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trail #107 Sawtooth Open to Visitor 07/12/2014: Trail has been logged out.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 07/12/2014: Trail has been logged out.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 06/11/2014: CAUTION: Several Hazardous trees are down on this trail. Good trail navigating skills advised.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #112 Divide Camp Open to Visitor 07/22/2014:Trail has been logged out.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Open to Visitor 07/22/2014: Trail has been logged out to the PCT.
Trail #114 High Line Open to Visitor
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 07/12/2014: Trail has been logged out to the PCT.
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 Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Trail is logged out. Very Buggy.
Trail #130 Siouxon Open to Visitor 05/23//2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #131 River Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Trail is very overgrown and signs are missing.
Trail #132 Observation Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open Logged out.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Open to Visitor 06/24/2014: open
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 04/18/2014: Trail is open.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
Trail #145 Bunker Hill Open to Visitor 04/17/2014: Trail is open.
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Logged out to Big Huckleberry Mountain.
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 06/24/2014: Open
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Trail is open and logged out.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open.
Trail #155 West Crater Open to Visitor
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #158 Big Hollow Open to Visitor 06/24/2014: Open
Trail #159 Terminator Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Not maintained.
Trail #16 Shorthorn Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open. Trail has been logged out.
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 Open to Visitor 0719/26/2014: Open
Trail #171A Shortcut Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
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 Open to Visitor
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Trail has been logged out.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Expect snow above 4,000 ft. elevation.
Trail #180A Ed's Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Trail #180B Chinook Open to Visitor
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trail #180E Indian Pits Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open
Trail #183 South Climb Open to Visitor South climb is very crowded on weekends.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Open to Visitor
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 Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Expect snow above 4,000ft.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
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 Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
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 Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Trail has been logged out.
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 Open to Visitor
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 06/05/2014: Open. However, 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 Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #31 Lewis River, LFRA to QCF Trail #5 Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #31C Middle Falls Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 07/12/2014: Trail has been logged out.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #34 Lemei Open to Visitor
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #35 Service Open to Visitor
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #48 East Crater Open to Visitor
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open.
Trail #51 Big Tree Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #64 Riley Camp Open to Visitor
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor
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 Open to Visitor
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #71 Pine-Way Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trail #72 Cold Springs Open to Visitor
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
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 Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
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 Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trail#54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor Not maintained.
Trailhead: #200088 FR 88 Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Berry Patch Open to Visitor 11/07/2014:  Trailhead is open. 
Trailhead: Big Hollow Open to Visitor 06/24/2014: Open
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Coleman Weedpatch Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Open to Visitor
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Open to Visitor
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/12/2014: Open
Trailhead: Divide Camp Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: East Crater Open to Visitor 06/12/2004: Open
Trailhead: Falls Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Filloon Open to Visitor
Trailhead: Gotchen Creek FR 8020 Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Gotchen Creek FR 8040 Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 04/17/2014: Open
Trailhead: Indian Race Track Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Killen Creek Open to Visitor 06/20/2014:  Open
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Lemei Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Expect snow above 4,000 ft. elevation.
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Middle Falls Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. May encounter down-trees
Trailhead: Middle Trail-Lower Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Middle Trail-Upper Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Open to Visitor
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Observation Peak Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Trailhead: Pine-Way Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
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

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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.

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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.