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
Ape Cave Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Ape Headquarters open weekends only until June 18, then open 7 days a week, 10 to 5:30. Charge to park is $5, which you can pay at the fee tube. A Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass is also accepted.
Boating Site: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Campground: Adams Fork Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open, the slide has been repaired. The road is still rough in spots. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Group camp not yet open for the season.
Campground: Beaver Open to Visitor 5/19/2016: Open for season.
Campground: Big Creek Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 05/24/2016: Campground will be closed this year due to flood damaged roads. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Campground: Canyon Creek Open to Visitor 04/01/2016: Open for the season.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Open to Visitor 6/06/2016:Open.
Campground: Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Open to Visitor 6/03/2016: Open.
Campground: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 3/31/2016 Campground open and charging fees
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 05/11/2016: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Iron Creek Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 05/11/2016: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: La Wis Wis Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open.
Campground: Little Goose    6/28/2016: Expected to open by 4th of July weekend.
Campground: Little Goose Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 6/28/2016: Expected to open by 4th of July weekend.
Campground: Lower Falls Open to Visitor 5/11/2016: Campground open on a first come, first serve basis until mid-May. Reservations can be made now for arrival dates after mid-May.
Campground: Morrison Creek Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Campground: Moss Creek Open to Visitor 5/23/2016: Open.
Campground: North Fork Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open.  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 Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open.
Campground: Oklahoma Closed to Visitor 5/23/2016: Open.
Campground: Olallie Lake Open to Visitor 06/17/2016: Open The only access to this campground is from the south on Forest Road 90 and Forest Road 23 from Troutlake. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Panther Creek Open to Visitor 5/19/2016: Campground open for the season.
Campground: Paradise Creek Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Campground Open.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Campground: Smokey Creek    6/28/2016: Expected to open by 4th of July weekend.
Campground: Soda Spring Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open. No sevices available.
Campground: Summit Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open. No sevices available.
Campground: Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor 4/28/16: Open year round.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Open to Visitor 06/17/2016: Open, the only access to this campground is from the south on Forest Road 90 and Forest Road 23 from Troutlake. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Tillicum    6/28/2016: Expected to open by 4th of July weekend.
Campground: Tower Rock Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open.
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Open to Visitor 5/23/2016: Open. Be aware of washout on the loop road in campground.
Campground: Twin Falls Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Campground: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 06/01/2016: Opening on June 2, 2016. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 4/28/2016: Road to Wicky shelter is now accessible.
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Closed to Visitor 06/23/2016: Scheduled to open in July. Open Thursday-Monday.
Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open. Electric motors only. Fishing regs: Trout, year-round. Minimum size 16", limit 1. Artificial lures only, no bait, single point barbless hooks. See selective gear rules.
Cowlitz Valley area Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor 4/28/2016: Not yet accessible.
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 11/13/2015: Slide at milepost 5.8 passable by high clearance 4X4.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: The road from Packwood is open. The road from Randle is not accessible due to flood damage. 5/27/2016.  Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2150 Open to Visitor 06/01/2016: The road is open to the Berry Patch trailhead and the Snowgrass Flats trailhead.
Forest Road 23    6/08/2016: Road is washed out at MP 12, MP 18 and MP 23.4 This section of the road will be closed the entire Summer of 2016. Rd. 23 from Trout Lake to the West side of Mt. Adams (Takhlakh Lake area) is open. This section of Rd. 23 provides access to the Rd. 90 intersection for those wishing to access the Lewis River . View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2329 Closed to Visitor 5/27/2016: The washout just south of Keenes Horsecamp has been repaird by the Backcountry Horsemen. The second washout just north of Killen Creek Campground has not been repaired and is not passable. Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 24 Open to Visitor 6/23/2016: Open.
Forest Road 25    06/16/2016: Forest Road 25 is open from the north side (Randle) to Forest Road 99, but not beyond. It is gated on the south side just past Muddy River Picnic Area and is not open to through traffic. It should open sometime around the beginning of July. Please call (360) 449-7800 for further questions.
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 05/27/2016: Closed at milepost 8 due to washout. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2750 Closed to Visitor 05/27/2016: Road is still considered impassable. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 05/27/2016: Closed at milepost 9 due to washout and slide.Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2801 Closed to Visitor 04/05/2016: The road will remain closed after April 1st for flood repair and public safety. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 5/11/2016: Open.
Forest Road 41 Closed to Visitor
Forest Road 4109 Closed to Visitor 07/19/2014: High clearance vehicles only. Road is rough and in bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Closed to Visitor 06/14/2014: Open. CAUTION!!! Sink-hole at Mile-post 8
Forest Road 43 Open to Visitor 5/18/2016: Open.
Forest Road 48 Closed to Visitor 04/05/2016: Road is blocked by a slide. High Clearance 4X4 required.
Forest Road 51/Curley Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 5/11/2016: Open
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 04/11/2016: Open
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open.
Forest Road 56 Open to Visitor 06/28/2016: The washout by Cody Horsecamp has been repaired by the Backcountry Horsemen! Thank you! Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 04/05/2016: The road is open via Johnson Creek (Forest Road 21) Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 5701 Closed to Visitor
Forest Road 59 Open to Visitor 06/05/2016: The road is open to the Glacier View Trailhead. High clearance recommended. Narrow road in places.
Forest Road 60 Open to Visitor 6/03/2016: Road now open.
Forest Road 63 Open to Visitor 04/06/2016: Closed by a slide in the first couple of miles from the Randle side.  Use caution; rock debris on road.
Forest Road 65 Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Be aware of washout on North side of Rd. 65 past Four Corners. This section is currently not recommended for travel due to road instability. Horse trailers will not be able to pass thru this washout. To reach Thomas Lake Trailhead #111, use FS Rd.6507. Call Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 66 Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Be cautious of the sink-hole on the paved section when heading southbound just after the pavement begins.
Forest Road 75 Open to Visitor 04/06/2016: Open, conditions unknown after the recent storm. Open for 5.5 miles to washout.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 04/06/2016: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: FR 8040 is open to the South Climb trailhead. Please park carefully so other vehicles are not blocked in.
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor 4/1/2016: Road has been opened for the season.
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open, rough in places
Forest Road 8123 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open to about 1/4 from the Blue Lake Trailhead. Shoulder parking only.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 5/18/2016: 82 Road is melted out.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open.
Forest Road 8303 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open to Volcano Viewpoint.
Forest Road 8322 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open. Partial washouts on road.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 05/25/2016: Road is washed out .2 miles past Forest Road 47 junction. Use not advised. The road is open and clear from the Ashford side via Forest Road 52.
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 06/01/2016: There is a washout at milepost 9.2 and one at milepost 9.4. Use not advised.
Forest Road 88 Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Road open coming from Trout Lake.  Access is possible to Big Tire Jct. and Langfield Falls, but not all the way thru to Rd.90 due to washout. Closed at MP 19.7
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open for the season.
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open.
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Forest Road 99 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Will open on 6/17/2016. Only access is from Randle on Forest Road 25 to Forest Road 99 to Windy Ridge. Call (360) 449-7800 for more information.
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Horse Camp: Cody Closed to Visitor 06/13/2016: Road damage on 56 road at the junction to the camp. Currently not accessible with horse trailers. 4x4 high clearance only. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Horse Camp: Falls Creek    6/28/2016: Call the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current road conditions. WARNING: Part of Road 65 North of 4 Corners has a washout and is not currently accessible for horse trailers.
Horse Camp: Keenes Open to Visitor 06/08/2016: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Horse Camp: Lewis River Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Open to Visitor 5/05/2016: Open. Water available for stock use only.
Horse Camp: Walupt Open to Visitor 06/01/2016: Open. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Huckleberry Access    6/08/2016: Berries are typically ripe beginning in early August.
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Closed to Visitor 4/28/2016: Closed due to snow on roads.
Interpretive Site: Big Tree Open to Visitor 4/28/2016: Open. The Big Tree is suffering from bug kill.
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 04/05/2016: Open
Interpretive Site: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 04/05/2016: Open. Access to one of the most interesting and accessible hikes on the forest. Trail has been cleared.
Johnston Ridge Observatory Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open 7 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm. $8 fee for adults, children 15 & younger free. America the Beautiful passes accepted.
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: $8-$12 for camping. No reservations.
Lahar Viewpoint Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/14/2016: Beautiful view of the south (non-crater) side of the mountain on a clear day.
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open.
Lewis River Open to Visitor Check Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations for fishing season and rules.
Lewis River Valley Open to Visitor 5/06/2016: FR 90 is open.
Meta Lake Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open. Patchy snow.  View the climbing update.
Mount Margaret Backcountry Closed to Visitor 06/09/2016: Snow above 4000 feet. Forest Road 99 is accessible only from the north, from Randle, WA. The south portion of Forest Road 25 remains closed.  Mount Margaret Backcountry Conditions Report.
Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor 05/26/2016: Johnston Ridge Observatory is open 10 am to 6 pm daily. Pine Creek Information Center is open 9 am to 6 pm. Windy Ridge and Forest Road 99 inaccessible until around July 1. Coldwater Science and Learning Center reopens to the public in November. Call Monument Headquarters for more information at (360) 449-7800.
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor 6/18/2016: Road to South Climb trailhead #183 is open.  Please make sure your vehicle is parked in a location where it's not blocking traffic.
Mt. St. Helens East Side: Forest Roads 25 & 99 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Forest Road 25 is open from the north (Randle) to Forest Road 99 only. It is gated just past the 25/99 junction so it is not passable down to the 90 Road on the south side. Forest Road 99 to Windy Ridge will open 6/17/2016. Call (360) 449-7800 for more information.
Mt. St. Helens West Side: State Highway 504 Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Johnston Ridge Observatory open 7 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm.
Observation Site: McClellan Open to Visitor
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 04/05/2016: Open
Observation Site: Palisades Open to Visitor 04/05/2016: Open
Pine Creek Information Center Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 6 pm.
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 6/22/2016: Replacement cabin on site is under renovation. Please contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for updates 509-395-3402.
Rivers and Streams Open to Visitor Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Open to Visitor 6/22/2016: Open.
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/24/2016: Open.
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Open to Visitor 4/28/2016: Day Use area is open. Must have a Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency pass to park in the day use area.
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 06/08/2016: The only access to this campground is from the south on Forest Road 90 and Forest Road 23 from Troutlake. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Open to Visitor 06/01/2016: Opening on June 2, 2016. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 99) Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open access to FR 99 is only from the north.FR 25 is closed from the south.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Flattop Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 4/1/16: Sno-Park closed for the season
Sno-Park: Koshko Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Oldman Pass Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Pineside Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park is closed for the season.
Sno-Park: SnowKing Closed to Visitor 4/1/2016: Sno-Park closed for the season.
Trail #210 Meta Lake Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Trail # 227A Independence Ridge Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open, rough trail, brushy.
Trail #1 Boundary Open to Visitor 06/28/2016: Trail is clear from Trail #18 east to Forest Road 23. It is clear from trail #2 west to just past trail #1a. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #1 Boundary Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open from Hummocks Trail to just before Coldwater Peak where the snow starts.
Trail #10 High Camp Open to Visitor 6/22/2016: Trail still heavily covered with snow.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Snow levels are approximately 5000'. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. The trail is currently inaccessible due to snow. 11/20/2015: 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. There are 3 washouts that are 3 to 4 feet deep and big rocks to maneuver. There are also, 5 to 6 smaller washouts. The Goat Creek bridge at milepost 1.7 on the Snowgrass Trail #96 is closed to all stock use. Stock users must use the detour and ford the creek crossing.
Trail #102 Filloon Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Trail has not yet been cleared of downed logs this season.
Trail #103 Ponderosa Closed to Visitor
Trail #104 Spacing Study Closed to Visitor
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees this season. Expect snow still at higher elevations.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Rd. 24 melted to trailhead. Expect snow at higher elevations on trail.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 6/14/2016:  Lower half of Trail is heavily covered with downed logs. Not recommended until it has been maintained this season. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402 for current information.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 6/24/2016: Trailhead is only accessible by using FS Rd. 6507. (There is a washout on the North side of Rd. 65 past 4 Corners, not recommended for travel). Trail melted to Thomas Lake, some patches of snow still lingering near Blue Lake.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees. Mosquito repellent recommended.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: NOTE: Trailhead is currently only open coming from the South on Rd. 2329. Trailhead is not accessible from the North on Rd. 2329 due to road washout. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #114 High Line Open to Visitor 6/22/2016: Open. Expect snow on trail.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 6/24/2016: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 04/05/2016: Open.
Trail #124 Paradise Open to Visitor
Trail #125 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown. snow level is approximately 5000'.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 6/22/2016: Open.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trailhead is accessible from Rd. 2329 coming from the South.  Rd. 2329 coming from the North has a washout.  Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trail #130 Siouxon Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Trail #132 Observation Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Trail hasn't been fully cleared of all downed trees this season.
Trail #134 Takhlakh Loop Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 4/20/2016: Not accessible yet. Trail has not been maintained yet this Spring.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/20/2016: Open.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint    6/08/2016: Open. Trail has not been maintained yet this season.
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 Open to Visitor 5/13/2016: Trail has not been maintained yet this season. Expected to be cleared of downed logs soon.
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 Open to Visitor 6/08/2015: Open.
Trail #152 Falls Creek Open to Visitor 3/31/2016: Open. Trail cleared of downed trees.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/01/2016: Open. Trail to falls has been cleared of downed logs.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills Closed to Visitor 4/22/2016: 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   
Trail #156 Wildcat   
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees this season.
Trail #158 Big Hollow Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #159 Terminator   
Trail #16 Shorthorn Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #171A Shortcut Closed to Visitor 4/22/2016: 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   
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 04/22/2016: Open
Trail #176 Elk Lake Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. Expect some snow still lingering.
Trail #18 Table Mountain    4/22/2016: 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    4/22/2016: 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    4/22/2016: 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    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    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 Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Road is melted out to the trailhead. Snow on trail around 6,300ft.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Closed to Visitor 6/08/2016: Snow covered.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open.
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Open to Visitor 4/25/2016: Snow still covering trail. Trail has not been maintained yet this season.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Trail is cleared of downed logs.
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive   
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail   
Trail #1: Boundary- Elk Pass to Yellow Jacket Open to Visitor 06/28/2016: No current conditions. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #1: Boundary- Hummocks to Johnston Ridge Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open, Slide near Loowit Viewpoint, passable.
Trail #1: Boundary- Yellow Jacket to Council Lake Open to Visitor 06/28/2016: Trail is clear from trail #18 east to Forest Road 23. It is clear from trail #2 west to just past trail #1a. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #200 Lava Butte   
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: PCT is snow covered at elevations above 6,000 ft. Section North of Stevenson, WA closed to stock use, detour in place on the 2070 Rd. Section is Passable for hikers.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail   
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail   
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open from Coldwater Lake boat launch.  Snow above 4800 feet.
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open, Snow in gullies and tree covered areas.  Please see  Loowit Trail Conditions Report
Trail #216D: Abraham Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown. snow level is approximately 5000'. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #224 Harmony Open to Visitor 06/17/2016: Open conditions unknown
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open.  Trail has been cleared. 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 05/11/2016: Open, Trail has been cleared. Upper bridge has been removed.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: There is a bridge closure on this trail. Trail has been cleared.
Trail #229 Hummocks Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open,brushy patchy snow reported near Boundary Trail.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Trail #234 Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open. 17 trees down,snow at top, not the best for mountain biking. 
Trail #238 Toutle Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open, Washout between Butte Camp Trail and Blue Horse Trail. Trees down towards Sheep Canyon.
Trail #238A Butte Camp Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open, 6 trees down, passable.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Trail has been cleared.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Trail has been cleared.
Trail #250 Osborne Mountain Open to Visitor 05/27/2016: Visitor reports that the trail is open. 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 #251 Teeley Creek Open to Visitor 05/27/2016: Visitor reports that the trail is open. 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 #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open not cleared.
Trail #26 Middle Closed to Visitor 4/22/2016: 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 05/11/2016: Open
Trail #261 Juniper Ridge Open to Visitor 05/27/2016: Trail is clear from Boundary trail #1 north to Trail #262. Trail is clear from Forest Road 2904 to Juniper Ridge. Forest Road 2904 is open to the trail head for high clearance vehicles. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #265 East Canyon Closed to Visitor 06/28/2016: Trail is clear but has tread damage on the upper seciton. The trail head is unreachable due to washout on Forest Road 2325. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #266 High Rock Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown. snow level is approximately 5000'. 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 #269 Allen Mountain Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open,  The trail is closed from to all motorized use from the Blue Lake ORV parking area to just above the junction of Forest Roads 23 and 21 due to an impassable washout. Valley Trail 270 is closed to all motorized use from December 1 to April 1 for wildlife protection. The trail is impassable due to a large washout just above the junctions of Forest Roads 23 and 21. 03/8/2015: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open, current condition unknown.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has not been cleared of downed trees. Expect some snow.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open
Trail #294 Tongue Mountain Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open, high clearance vehicle recommended. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #3 Craggy Peak   
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point   
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 3/31/2016: Trail has been cleared of logs. A few bridges closed due to storm damage, please go around. Closed to stock use until bridges have been repaired.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Open to Visitor 3/31/2016: Trail has been cleared of logs. A few bridges closed due to storm damage, please go around. Closed to stock use until bridges are repaired.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 3/07/2016: There is a permanent 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. Detour routes thru Middle Falls parking area.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/06/2016: Open.
Trail #31C Middle Falls Open to Visitor 3/31/2016: Trail has not yet been maintained this spring.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 6/28/2016:  Expect snow on trail at upper elevations. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Expect snow still on trail. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #34 Lemei Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Expect snow at higher elevations. Trail has not yet been cleared of downed trees this season.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Open to Visitor 6/09/2016: Expect some snow still on trail to lake. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #35 Service Closed to Visitor 6/08/2016: Trail not accessible yet due to snow.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Open to Visitor 5/13/2016: Open. Trail not yet maintained. Expect snow near top.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Open to Visitor 5/02/2016: Open. Trails cleared of downed logs.
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Open to Visitor 5/02/2016: Open. Trail cleared of downed logs.
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 5/02/2016: Open.
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #48 East Crater Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Trail cleared of downed trees. Mosquito repellent recommended. Road to trailhead is in rough condition. Call Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has been partially cleared of downed trees.
Trail #51 Big Tree Open to Visitor 4/20/2016: Open.
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees this season.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Open to Visitor 5/02/2016: Open. Trail has been logged out. Flowers in bloom along trail.
Trail #54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor 5/02/2016: Open. Trail cleared of downed logs.
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Expect trail to still be snow covered. Trail has not yet been cleared of downed trees this season.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #64 Riley Camp Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees this season. Expect snow at elevations above 6,000ft.
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has not yet been cleared of downed trees. Expect snow at elevations above 6,000ft.
Trail #67 Hand Shake Closed to Visitor 4/22/2016: 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 Open to Visitor 6/16/2016: Open.
Trail #71 Pine-Way Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Expect numerous downed trees across trail until it is cleared for the season. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail not maintained yet this season.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Open to Visitor 5/31/2016: Open, but trail has not yet been maintained for season.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open, trail has been cleared to the lake. Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 4/28/2016: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow on road. Please call the local Ranger District office for current information 509-395-3402..
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open, trail has been cleared to the junction with Upper Lake Creek Trail #81. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has been partially cleared of downed trees across trail.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open.
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Portions of the Round-the-Mountain trail are still snow covered. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office 509-395-3402 for up-to-date information.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/17/2016: Open
Trail #95 Goat Ridge Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown. snow level is approximately 5000'. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the Berry Patch Trailhead. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. CROWD ALERT! Snowgrass/Goat Lake/Old Snowy area is the most crowded area in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in summer months. Parking lots at the Snowgrass Trailhead & Berry Patch Trailhead fill early even on weekdays as do places to camp along the trail. The fragile alpine meadows in the area are being heavily impacted. Follow all regulations.
Trail #96 Snowgrass Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown. snow level is approximately 5000'. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the Berry Patch Trailhead. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. The Goat Creek bridge at milepost 1.7 on the Snowgrass Trail #96 is closed to all stock use. Stock users must use the detour and ford the creek crossing. CROWD ALERT! Please be advised that the Snowgrass/Goat Lake/Old Snowy area is the most crowded area in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, in the summer months. The fragile alpine meadows are being heavily impacted. Please observe all closures listed in the Wilderness Regulations and on your Wilderness permit.
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail has not been cleared of downed trees yet this season.
Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open, Small parking area and busy on weekends
Trailhead: Berry Patch Open to Visitor 06/03/2015: The road is open to the trailhead. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trailhead: Big Hollow Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Blue Lake Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Blue Lake Trailhead has limited parking due to road and parking area damage. No turn around for horse trailers.
Trailhead: Blue Lake ORV Closed to Visitor 05/11/2016:  This trailhead is currently inaccessible dut to flood damage to Forest Roads. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Open to Visitor 4/20/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Open to Visitor 5/31/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Open to Visitor 5/31/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/06/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Divide Camp Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Trailhead: East Crater Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Road to trailhead in rough condition.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Open to Visitor 4/1/2016: Road is open.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/12/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Filloon Open to Visitor 6/09/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Expect snow still at elevations above 5,500 ft.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 5/13/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Hummocks/Boundary Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Trailhead: Independence Pass Closed to Visitor 06/23/2016: Closed due to washouts.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - North Open to Visitor 6/11/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Trail not cleared of downed trees yet this season.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trailhead is only accessible from the South on road 2329.  Coming from the North, Rd. 2329 has a washout.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 6/11/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Lemei Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 5/12/2016: Open
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020) Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open. Trail has not been cleared of downed trees yet this season.
Trailhead: Middle Falls Open to Visitor 4/22/2016: Open
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Lower) Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Trail has not yet been cleared of downed trees.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office 509-395-2617 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trailhead is accessible from Rd. 2329 coming from the South. Rd. 2329 coming from the North has a washout. Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Open to Visitor 5/13/2016: Open
Trailhead: Observation Peak Open to Visitor 5/23/2016: Open. Expect snow at higher elevation.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/16/2016: Open, A Northwest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the lower motorized trailhead.
Trailhead: Pine-Way Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Trail not maintained yet for season.
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 6/11/2016: Accesible only from the North on Rd. 2329.  Not yet accessible coming from the South on Rd. 2329 due to snow.
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 Open to Visitor 5/18/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Sawtooth Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Service Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Trail has not been cleared of downed trees yet this season.
Trailhead: Silver Star Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open. Road to trailhead is rough.
Trailhead: Siouxon Open to Visitor 6/06/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Open to Visitor 5/18/2016: Open. Expect some snow still along trail.
Trailhead: Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Snowgrass for hikers Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown. snow level is approximately 5000'. There is still snow on Forest Road 2150 before the trailhead. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trailhead: Soda Peaks Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trailhead: South Climb Open to Visitor 6/18/2016: Open. Road to Trailhead is melted out.
Trailhead: South Coldwater Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Open
Trailhead: Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 5/31/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Accessible by Rd.6507. Rd. 65 has road damage,not recommended.
Trailhead: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 5/26/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor
Trailhead: Upper Gotchen Creek (FR 8040) Open to Visitor 5/18/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trailhead: Williams Mine Open to Visitor 5/16/2016: Trailhead is accessible. Please call Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Upper Cispus River Open to Visitor Check: WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Wilderness areas    06/14/2016: See individual wilderness for current conditions
Wilderness: Glacier View Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Goat Rocks - Gifford Pinchot   
Wilderness: Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Expect snow still on trails at upper elevations.
Wilderness: Mount Adams Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Expect snow on trails above 5,800 ft.
Wilderness: Tatoosh   
Wilderness: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Wilderness: William O. Douglas - Gifford Pinchot   
Windy Ridge Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/23/2016: Only accessible by coming from Randle, WA on the north side, down Forest Road 25 to the 99 Road. Forest Road 25 closed south from the 25/99 junction to just before the Muddy River picnic area.

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:

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Trail #230A South Coldwater

This 3.1 mile trail travels from State Route 504 on the south side of Coldwater lake to meet Coldwater Trail #230. Coldwater Trail #230 joins Boundary Trail #1 2.3 miles from South Coldwater Trail 230A junction.

Logging operations were active on South Coldwater Ridge during the spring of 1980. Several pieces of heavy logging equipment were at logging sites on May 18th and were destroyed by the blast. About 1 mile from the trailhead, you will see a bull­dozer and mangled yarding tower. Blasted logs and toppled trees attest to the lateral blast’s speed and force. The trail steadily climbs to its junction with Coldwater Trail #230 offering views of Mount St. Helens, Coldwater Peak, and Coldwater Lake.

Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site

This trail loops through two forests that stand side by side, but are separated in age by 2000 years. One forest is old-growth Douglas-fir and western red-cedar and the other is a young forest that was originally engulfed by lava flows from an eruption of Mount St. Helens over two millennia ago. This forest encompasses three-dimensional imprints of trees in the old lava beds called lava casts. The boardwalk trail loops through the two forests, and is kid friendly.

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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

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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

Science and Learning Center at Coldwater

This is the view of Mount St. Helens from the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater

The Science and Learning Center is a great resource for schools, science and education  groups interested in field trips and research at Mount St. Helens. The center is also available as a rental facility for special events like family reunions and conferences.

This beautiful facility is located at milepost 43 on State Highway 504, approximately 10 miles west of Johnston Ridge Observatory.

Visitor Information Station: On the weekends, the Science and Learning Center is open to the public. In the winter it is the closest access to Mount St. Helens from the west.  Stop in to get information about exploring the monument, learn about education programs offered, or shop at the bookstore.  A pet rest area is located within the Coldwater Lake area.

There are two trails near the building perfect for exploration. Adjacent to the Science and Learning Center is the accessible Winds of Change Trail, a 1/4 mile paved path leading through a part of the Blast Zone.

The Elk Bench Trail starts near the building and connects with the Lakes Trail, providing stunning views of Coldwater Lake and frequent elk sightings along the way.  Once connected with the Lakes Trail head north along the shore of Coldwater Lake and begin your exploration into Mt. Margaret Backcountry.

Rentals:  The Science and Learning Center has conference rooms available for rental, as well as some rustic or primitive overnight accommodations. We also host special events, including conferences, family reunions and weddings. Contact the Science and Learning Center for more information about rentals.

Educational Programs: The Science and Learning Center hosts schools and provides in-depth and extended education programs to groups visiting the volcano. We offer overnight stays in the Science and Learning Center for education programs as well as hands-on education in the Volcanic Monument. Programs vary from 2 hours to multiple days.

For more information on programs or volunteering, visit the Mount St. Helens Institute's website or contact 360-449-7883.

For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation

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.