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 08/23/2016: Ape Headquarters open 7 days a week, 10 am to 5:30 pm. 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
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 Open to Visitor 6/30/2016: 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. 
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 Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Open.
Campground: Little Goose Horse Camp Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Open.
Campground: Lower Falls Open to Visitor Sites can be reserved in this campground but there are some first come first served sites available also.
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 Open 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 Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Open.
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 Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Open.
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 07/03/2016: 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. 
Campground: Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 4/28/2016: Road to Wicky shelter is now accessible.
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Open Thursday thru Monday, 11 am to 4 pm. Located on Forest Road 99 on the way to Windy Ridge.
Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass or $5 placed in a fee envelope on-site is required for parking.
Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: 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. No parking pass currently required.
Cowlitz Valley area Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 7/5/2016: Slide at milepost 5.8 passable by high clearance 4X4.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 7/22/2016: The road from Packwood is open. The road from Randle is not accessible due to flood damage. Logging operations are occurring along the road, possible 30 minute delays. 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 07/22/2016: The washout just south of Keenes Horsecamp has been repaired 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 Open to Visitor 07/1/2016: Open
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 07/12/2016: Closed at milepost 8 on the north side due to washout. Closed just past Ryan lake coming from Forest Road 99. 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 Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: The road has some rutting a sloughing of the shoulder of the road. 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. The gravel section north of Lone Butte snowpark is rough, caution is needed.
Forest Road 41 Open to Visitor Road has been graded between FR43 and Lookout Mountain. From Lookout Mountain to Sunset Falls the road is rough and slow going. High clearance vehicle recommended.
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 Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Open, log trucks on the road.
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, wash for frost heaves and slumps in the road.
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open.
Forest Road 56 Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Open. 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 07/22/2016: 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 Open to Visitor 7/28/2016: Open. Slumps in pavement. Drive slowly.
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 07/22/2016: Open, Use caution; rock debris on road.
Forest Road 65 Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Be aware of washout on Rd. 65 north of Four Corners. 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 07/22/2016: Open, 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 08/23/2016: Open. Rough in places
Forest Road 8123 Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: 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. The road is gated at the entrance to the Tract D.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 08/16/20l6: Open.
Forest Road 8303 Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Open.
Forest Road 8322 Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: 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 from Trout Lake to Big Tire Jct, Langfield Falls and FR 8851. But cannot drive all the way through to FR 90 due to the washout at MP 19.7.
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open for the season.
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Forest Road 99 Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Open all the way to Windy Ridge.
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Open
Horse Camp: Cody Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: 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.
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Open to Visitor 7/01/2016: Call the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current road conditions. WARNING: Part of Forest Road 65 north of the Horse Camp has a washout and is not currently accessible for horse trailers or passenger vehicles.
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 Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Berries are typically ripe beginning in early August.
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Open to Visitor
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 08/23/2016: 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 08/23/2016: $8-$12 for camping. No reservations.
Lahar Viewpoint Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Beautiful view of the south (non-crater) side of Mount St. Helens on a clear day.
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Open. Please stay well back from river when viewing.
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 08/23/2016: Open
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open.  View the climbing update.
Mount Margaret Backcountry Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open.  Mount Margaret Backcountry Conditions Report.
Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor 08/10/2016: Johnston Ridge Observatory on Highway 504 is open 10 am to 6 pm daily. Pine Creek Information Center on Forest Road 90 is open 9 am to 6 pm. Cascade Peaks Information Station on Forest Road 99 is open Thurs-Monday, 11 am to 4 pm. 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 08/23/2016: Forest Roads 25 & 99 to Windy Ridge both open.
Mt. St. Helens West Side: State Highway 504 Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Johnston Ridge Observatory open 7 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm.  34 miles of State Highway 504 is being resurfaced through mid-August and will be down to one lane in places. Expect delays.
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 08/23/2016: 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 Open to Visitor 06/17/2016: 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 07/03/2016: 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. 
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: Open.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 99) Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
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 # 227A Independence Ridge Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open, rough trail, brushy.
Trail #1 Boundary Open to Visitor 07/01/2016: Trail has been cleared of down trees and is snow free. 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 #10 High Camp Open to Visitor
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 08/05/2016: Trail has been cleared to the PCT. 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. 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
Trail #103 Ponderosa Open to Visitor
Trail #104 Spacing Study Open to Visitor
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Open to Visitor
Trail #107 Sawtooth Open to Visitor
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 8/14/2016 still mosquitoes in the area but decreasing in number. Still recommending mosquito repellent.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor
Trail #110 Green Mountain Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Trail has been cleared. 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 #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 #112 Divide Camp Open to Visitor
Trail #113 Killen Creek Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: 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 been cleared of downed trees. Bring mosquito repellent.
Trail #114 High Line Open to Visitor
Trail #115 Spring Creek Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Clear from Forest Road 5603 to Keenes Trail #120. Trail #115A has been cleared to Forest Road 5603. 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 #116 High Lakes Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Trail has been cleared from Horseshoe Lake to the junction with trail #7a. 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 #12 Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 6/24/2016: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #121 Coleman Weedpatch Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Trail has been cleared to PCT. 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 #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 04/05/2016: Open.
Trail #123 South Point Lookout Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: There are 18 trees across the trail that are passable. The tree is snow free.
Trail #124 Paradise Open to Visitor
Trail #125 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Conditions unknown.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 6/22/2016: Open.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Trailhead is accessible from Rd. 2329 coming from the North.  Rd. 2329 coming from the South 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: Trail has been cleared of down trees and is snow free.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: trail has been cleared of down trees and is snow cleared.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #134 Takhlakh Loop Open to Visitor 06/17/2016: 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 Open to Visitor
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/20/2016: Open.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Trail has not been maintained yet this season. Road in questionable condition, high clearance advised
Trail #145 Bunker Hill    Condition unknown
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    Condition unknown
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    .
Trail #155 West Crater   
Trail #156 Wildcat   
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows   
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 #161 Tatoosh Open to Visitor 08/18/2016: Trail is mostly clear 3 miles in from the north trailhead. There is one 18" tree to step over 1/4 mile soth of Bum Spring. Several logs blocking the trail but there is aneasy walk around. UPPER TATOOSH NOT RECOMMENDED FOR STOCK. There is a washout and boulder between Trail #161A and Trail #161 B that is passable for hikers but not advisable for stock.
Trail #161A Tatoosh Lookout Open to Visitor 07/28/2016: Open, trail has not been cleared.
Trail #161B Tatoosh Lake Open to Visitor 07/28/2016: Trail is open, a few snow patches that are easily passable.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open.
Trail #171A Shortcut Open to Visitor
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 Open to Visitor 7/1/2016: Trail has been cleared of down trees and is snow free.
Trail #180A Ed's   
Trail #180B Chinook   
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock   
Trail #180E Indian Pits   
Trail #183 South Climb Open to Visitor 6/28/2016: Open. Road is melted out to the trailhead. Snow about 8200 on the trail.
Trail #184 Lava Canyon Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open. Please stay well back from river when viewing.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open.
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Open to Visitor 7/1/2016: Trail has been cleared of down trees and is snow free.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 7/1/2016: Trail has been cleared of down trees.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 7/1/2016: Trail has been cleared of down trees.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Trail is cleared of downed logs.
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Open to Visitor
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #1: Boundary- Elk Pass to Yellow Jacket Open to Visitor 07/01/2016: Cleared and snow free. 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 07/19/2016: Open. Slide near Loowit Viewpoint, passable.
Trail #1: Boundary- Yellow Jacket to Council Lake Open to Visitor 08/05/2016: Trail has been cleared. 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 Open to Visitor
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor At Rock Creek near Stevenson, WA trail closed to stock use, detour in place on the 2070 Rd. Section is Passable for hikers.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas Open to Visitor 08/02/2016: The trail has been cleared from Chinook Pass to White Pass.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 08/02/2016: Trail has been cleared from White Pass to Tieton Pass. Trail closed to stock.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #205 Goat Creek Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #210 Meta Lake Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor 07/27/2016: Open, brushy and rough in places above 4000ft.
Trail #213 Green River Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Conditions unknown. Can only access from Forest Road 99, then north on Forest Road 26.
Trail #213A Vanson Ridge Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open, conditions unknown.
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open  Please see  Loowit Trail Conditions Report
Trail #216A Ptarmigan Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #216B June Lake Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #216D: Abraham Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #217 Goat Mountain Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Conditions unknown. Can only access from Forest Road 99, then north on Forest Road 26.
Trail #217A Vanson Peak Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Conditions unknown.
Trail #218 Tumwater Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Conditions unknown.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Conditions unknown. Trail is inaccessible due washouts on Forest Road 26. 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 #22 Carlton Creek Open to Visitor 07/25/2016: Trail has been cleared for junction with trail #42 to the wilderness boundary.
Trail #224 Harmony Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open.
Trail #225 Smith Creek Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open. Brushy at bottom reported Trail is washed out at the bottom.
Trail #227 Independence Pass Closed to Visitor 08/17/2016 Closed due to washouts.
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 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open, brushy.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trail #234 Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 08/16/2016: Open
Trail #238 Toutle Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open. Washout between Butte Camp Trail and Blue Horse Trail has been cleared, passable. Downed trees cleared
Trail #238A Butte Camp Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open, 6 trees down, passable.
Trail #240 Sheep Canyon Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open, conditions unknown.
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.
Trail #251 Teeley Creek Open to Visitor 05/27/2016: Visitor reports that the trail is open.
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open not cleared.
Trail #253 Greenwood Lake Open to Visitor 08/05/2016: Trail has been cleared and is in good shape.
Trail #26 Middle Closed to Visitor Trail is closed from spur road 100 to Surprise Lakes until August 22 to protect Huckleberry pickers.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open
Trail #261 Juniper Ridge Open to Visitor 08/05/2016: Trail has been cleared. 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 07/22/2016: Open, trail has not been cleared.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Open to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 07/26/2016: Open,  The trail is closed 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. The trail has been cleared and is open for all uses from Twin Creek to Cat Creek. 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 #271 Blue Lake Ridge Open to Visitor 07/26/2016: Open, the trail has been cleared and is open to all users. 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 #274 Blue Lake Hiker Closed to Visitor 06/03/2016: Conditions unknown. This trail is not accessible via the Blue Lake Hiker trailhead due to washouts on Forest Road 23 and will not be accessible this year. 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,
Trail #29 Placid Lake Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
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 7/08/2016: Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Open to Visitor 7/1/2016: Cleared of down trees from Trailhead to snow line, approx. 1.3 miles east of Trail #17.
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Open to Visitor 7/1/2016: Trail #30 has been cleared of down trees and is snow free.
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 Trail 31 has a detour west of Middle Falls due to a slide on the trail. To detour go up the trail to the Middle Falls parking lot then down the trail on the east side of the lot to return to the 31 trail.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 7/08/2016:  Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #34 Lemei Open to Visitor
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #35 Service Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Open to Visitor
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 #43 Jug Lake Open to Visitor 07/25/2016: Trail has been looged out rom junction with Cowlitz Trail #44 to Jug Lake and from the PCT to Fryingpan Lake.
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
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 7/08/2016: Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor 7/08/2016: Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #65 Bluff Lake Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Trail has been cleared to the Lake. The road is washed out approximately 1 mile before the trailhead.
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 #76 Clear Lost Open to Visitor 08/08/2016: The trail has been cleared from the junction with Clear Fork trail #61 to the junction with Packwood Lake trail #78. There is one large tree down with decent walk around. There is a river crossing. Snow level is approximately 6500'.
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 #79 Coyote Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Travel not recommended. Trail is in very bad condition. There is a large slide in a rock scree where the trail surface is gone and slope is 40 degrees. There is a large amount of blow down near the junction with trail #78, that makes the trail hard to locate.
Trail #7A Klickitat Loop Open to Visitor 07/22/2016: Trail has been cleared from trail #121 junction through Cody Horsecamp across Cispus river and over Elk Peak to Forest Road 22. 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 #8 Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 6/14/2016: Open.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor 7/1/2016: Trail has been cleared of down trees and is snow free.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open.
Trail #86 Lily Basin Open to Visitor 07/28/2016: Trail has been cleared to Lily Basin. Major wash out at Glacier Creek. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR STOCK! Trail has been cleared between Goat Ridge and Snowgrass Trail #96. 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 #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 07/27/2016: Trail has been cleared. 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 08/05/2016: Trail has been cleared. 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 #97 Bypass Open to Visitor 08/04/2016: Trail has not been cleared except on large tree that has a decent work around. 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 #98 Nannie Ridge Open to Visitor 08/05/2016: Trail is passable for hikers to the PCT. One small area approximately one mile in that is challenging for stock. 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.
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 08/23/2016: Open. $5 fee for parking (fee tube on site) or Northwest Forest or Federal America the Beautiful Passes accepted.
Trailhead: Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
Trailhead: Berry Patch Open to Visitor 06/30/2016: 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 (Mt St Helens) Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: 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 due to flood damage to Forest Road 23 and will not be accessible this year. 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 and washed out about one mile from the trailhead.
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 08/17/2016: Open
Trailhead: Independence Pass Closed to Visitor 08/17/2016: 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: June Lake Open to Visitor 08/17/2016: Open
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: Lake Christine Open to Visitor 06/30/2016: Open, High clearance vehicle recommended. There is a rock slide on Forest Road 5920 approximately 1/2 mile before trailhead. The road is passable to narrow vehicles.
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 7/08/2016: Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Closed to Visitor
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 7/08/2016: Trailhead is accessible from Rd. 2329 coming from the North. Rd. 2329 coming from the South 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 07/2016: 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 07/22/2016: 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. 
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 08/17/2016: 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 08/23/2016: Open. Interpretive talks daily.

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 Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable) 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.

Accessible Adventures Video

Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area

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

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

Nearby Recreation Sites

Accessible Adventures Video

Trail #59 Whistle Punk

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

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

Accessible Adventures Video

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: In the winter, the center is open to the public on weekends. At that time, 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.