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: Jump to Recreation Conditions Report

Reservations: Online reservations at Recreation.gov.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
  
Boating Site: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Dam removed.
Campground: Adams Fork Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Beaver Closed to Visitor 9/21/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Big Creek Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 09/14/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 10/06/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 09/14/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Iron Creek Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Campground is closed for the season.
Campground: La Wis Wis Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Little Goose Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Little Goose Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Moss Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: North Fork Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season. A portion of the campground has been decomissioned due to hazards posed by phellinus infection in trees in the area. Reservations through recreation.gov
Campground: North Fork Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Oklahoma Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Olallie Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Panther Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Paradise Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2014 Closed and gated.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 12/1/2014: Closed and gated for the season.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor
Campground: Smokey Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Sunset Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Tower Rock Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 12/1/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed for the season.
Campground: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Campground: Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor
Cowlitz Valley area Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow levels approximately 2500'. Road is rough; high clearance 4WD recommended.
Forest Road 21 Closed to Visitor 01/30/2015: There is no snow at the Johnson Creek Sno-park so the road is open to the snowline.
Forest Road 2150 Closed to Visitor 12/29/2014: Closed due to snow.
Forest Road 23 Closed to Visitor 02/18/2015: Closed December 1st to March 31st. 
Forest Road 2329 Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Forest Road 24 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2014: Closed approximately one half mile past the Forest boundary for winter recreation.
Forest Road 25 Closed to Visitor 12/29/2014: The road is now gated closed for the winter season. About 12 inches of snow at the 25/2573 jct.
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2014: The road is now gated closed for the winter season.
Forest Road 2750 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: The snow level is approximately 2500'.
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway    02/11/2015: Road is open to Lone Butte Sno-Park. Forest Road 3062 and 3080 closed for winter recreation.
Forest Road 41 Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Forest Road 4109 Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: High clearance vehicles only. Road is rough and in bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Open to Visitor 06/14/2014: Open. CAUTION!!! Sink-hole at Mile-post 8
Forest Road 48 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open, snow level approximately 2500'. High Clearance 4X4 required.
Forest Road 51/Curley Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Open
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 02/24/2015: The road remains open. It is possible to encounter snow and ice on the road. Watch for frost heaves and slumps in the road.
Forest Road 54/Canyon Creek Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open. High clearance vehicles only. MP 26 and 28 marked slide and hole in road.
Forest Road 56 Closed to Visitor 01/30/2015: No snow at the sno-park so the road is open to the snowline.
Forest Road 5603 Closed to Visitor 12/29/2014: Closed due to snow.
Forest Road 5701 Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open
Forest Road 59 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open, snow level approximately 2500'. high clearance recommended. Narrow road in places.
Forest Road 60 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2014: Closed for winter recreation.
Forest Road 63 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open. Snow level approximately 2500'. Use caution; rock debris on road.
Forest Road 65    02/11/2015: No information available.
Forest Road 66    02/11/2015: Be cautious of the sink-hole when heading southbound.
Forest Road 75 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open for 5.5 miles to washout.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Forest Road 8040 is currently closed to wheeled vehicles. This closure is being enacted to protect the road from damage due to muddy conditions, and the road will be reopened as soon as conditions allow.
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor 12/31/2014: 4-5 inches of snow at Cougar Snow Park. Forest Road 81 is currently closed between Cougar Sno-Park and Kalama Horse Camp.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Forest Road 82 is open to Smith Butte. Forest Road 8225 is open to Gotchen Guard Station but muddy.
Forest Road 83 Sno-Parks Open to Visitor 12/31/2014: 10 inches of now at Marble Snow Park. Forest Road 83 closed beyond the Snow Park.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 01/30/2015: The road remains open to the snowline.
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open. Snow level approximately 2500'. 4WD recommended.
Forest Road 88 Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Open to Flattop Sno-Park. Forest Road 8810 is open to Sleeping Beauty Trailhead.
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 02/18/2015: Open
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Forest Road 99 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2014: The road is now gated closed for the winter season. 
Horse Camp: Cody Closed to Visitor 11/07/2014: Closed for the season.
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Horse Camp: Green River Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Horse Camp: Kalama Closed to Visitor 12/24/2014: Closed
Horse Camp: Keenes Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Closed for the season.
Horse Camp: Lewis River Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Horse Camp: Walupt Closed to Visitor 09/16/2014: Closed for the season.
Huckleberry Access Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Open to Visitor 07/19/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Big Tree Open to Visitor 04/17/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Monument Entry Road 99 Closed to Visitor 06/30/14:  Open
Interpretive Site: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Open
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Open. Access to one of the most interesting and accessible hikes on the forest.
Lewis River Open to Visitor 03/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Lewis River Valley Open to Visitor
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Open to Visitor
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor Mt. Adams Climbing Conditions Report
Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor 05/21/2014: Open
Observation Site: McClellan Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed, latrine locked.
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Closed to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Observation Site: Palisades Closed to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor Please remember to turn off the heaters, oven, and lamps when you leave. When snow is present all visitors must park at the sno-park. A Washington Sno-park permit is required.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Guard Station Closed to Visitor 03/26/2014: Sadly, this structure burned to the ground on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The Mount Adams Institute is seeking donations to move an existing historic building to the site. Clean up is the first step. Please stay clear of the Guard Station remains.
Rivers and Streams Open to Visitor 03/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Silver Star Scenic Area Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Open. Logged out. All trails free of snow.
Siouxon Drainage Area Open to Visitor 05/22/2014: Chinook Bridge is out at Falls
Site: Coldwater Lake Picnic And Boating Open to Visitor 09/20/2013: Open
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Closed.
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 10/20/2014 Can access the cave, no fee or pass necessary. Picnic area is closed.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 07/26/2014: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Closed to Visitor
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 07/26/2014: Closed
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Atkisson Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Flattop Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Flattop Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Government Mineral Springs. Washington State Sno-Park Permits are required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Johnson Creek Open to Visitor 02/24/2015: No snow at the sno-park. Due to lack of snow the road remains open above the sno-park to the snow line. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Koshko Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Koshko Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Lone Butte Sno-Park. FR 30 to Lone Butte Sno-Park has been plowed. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades)which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at McClellan Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades)which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Mount St. Helens Closed to Visitor
Sno-Park: Old Man Pass Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Old Man Pass Sno-Park. FR 30 is open to Lone Butte Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Orr Creek Open to Visitor 02/24/2015: Open. There is no snow at the Sno-Park. Forest Road 23, 21 and 56 are bare. The roads are open above the sno-park to the snowline. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Pineside Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Pineside Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Closed to Visitor 01/29/2015: Closed
Sno-Park: Skate Creek Closed to Visitor 02/24/2015: No snow at the Sno-Park. Snow levels remain high so the roads remain open to the snowline. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at Smith Butte.
Sno-Park: SnowKing Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: No snow at SnowKing Sno-Park. It has been warm so most likely this snow has melted. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Sno-Park: Wakepish Open to Visitor 02/24/2015: No snow at the sno-park. Forest Road 25 is bare to the Sno-park. The gates above the sno-park on Forest Roads 25 and 99 remain locked. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Trail #1 Boundary    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'.
Trail #10 High Camp Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'.
Trail #102 Filloon Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #103 Ponderosa Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #104 Spacing Study Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: 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 #108 Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: 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 #11 Snipes Mountain    02/11/2015: Lower portion of trail may be snow free below 4800 ft.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: 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. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: 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 #113 Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: 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 #114 High Line Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: 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 #12 Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: 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 #122 North Fork    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #124 Paradise Open to Visitor 07/22/2014: Trail open.
Trail #125 Dry Creek   
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open Logged out.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: 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 #130 Siouxon Closed to Visitor 11/26//2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #131 River Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'. Trail is very overgrown and signs are missing.
Trail #132 Observation    02/19/2015: Conditions unknown.
Trail #132A Observation Peak    02/19/2015: Conditions unknown.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake    02/19/2015: Conditions unknown.
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Closed to Visitor
Trail #145 Bunker Hill Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Trail is open.
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed
Trail #149A Cedar Creek Open to Visitor
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #152 Falls Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Open
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Forest Road 3062 to the Trailhead is gated.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #155 West Crater Open to Visitor
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #158 Big Hollow    02/11/2015: Conditions unknown.
Trail #159 Terminator Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Not maintained.
Trail #16 Shorthorn Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trail #164 Backbone Lake Closed to Visitor 1/20/2015: Trail #164 is not accessible from Forest Road 1270 due to removal of Jody's bridge. There are no immediate plans to replace the bridge.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #171A Shortcut Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain Open to Visitor 06/06/2014: Open
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #176 Elk Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Expect snow above 4,000 ft. elevation.
Trail #180A Ed's Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #180B Chinook Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #180E Indian Pits Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #183 South Climb Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trail is snow covered.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: 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 #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow    11/26/2014: Conditions unknown.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 02/19/2015: Open
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Not maintained, can be difficult to follow.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams Vicinity Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500' Trail closed to stock. Hikers report a washout south of Cispus Pass from the recent heavy rains. Travel is hazardous for hikers and impassable for stock between Sheep Lake and Snowgrass Flats. Snow level approximately 5000'.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trail #205 Goat Creek Open to Visitor 11/07/2014: Open
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open. Logged out.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 2/24/2015: Open. The trail currently has two bridges that have been removed. The first crossing is over a dry creek channel and the second is over Covel Creek. Hikers should use discretion in finding alternative ways to cross.
Trail #228A Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500' Open, bridge closure on the trail.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: There is a bridge closure on this trail. Down trees may be encountered on the trail.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500': Open
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500': Open
Trail #26 Middle Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #266 High Rock    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'motorcycle use. However, it is only cleared wide enough for ATV's from North Fork to Blue Lake ORV.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #29 Placid Lake Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Open to Visitor
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. expect snow above 4,000 feet elevation depending on aspect.
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. expect snow above 4,000 feet elevation depending on aspect.
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Approx. 150 feet of the trail has collapsed into the river between the Lower and Middle Falls. Please detour through Middle Falls Trailhead. Expect snow above 2500 feet. Trail is closed to stock-use because of safety concerns. The trail will remain closed for stock until repairs can be made. Trail is open for bicycle-use.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek TH to LFRA    11/08/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #31 Lewis River, LFRA to QCF Trail #5 Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls    012/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trail #31C Middle Falls Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Open
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #34 Lemei Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #35 Service Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Patchy snow on trail.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #48 East Crater Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #51 Big Tree Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Open
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 11/26/2014: Open
Trail #64 Riley Camp Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #64A Riley South Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #65 Bluff Lake Closed to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500': This trailhead is inaccessible due to a washout on Road 4612.
Trail #67 Hand Shake Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Closed to Visitor
Trail #71 Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #75 Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake    11/07/2014 : Open, conditions unknown. No Northwest Forest Pass required for the winter season.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. expect snow above 4,000 feet elevation depending on aspect.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trail#54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor Not maintained.
Trailhead: #200088 FR 88 Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Berry Patch Closed to Visitor 12/29/2014: 
Trailhead: Big Hollow    12/08/2014: Unknown
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Coleman Weedpatch    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls    11/26/2014: Unknown
Trailhead: Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: East Crater Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Falls Creek    12/08/2014: Unknown
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Road to trailhead is gated.
Trailhead: Filloon Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Gotchen Creek FR 8020 Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Forest Road 8225 is open to Trailhead.
Trailhead: Gotchen Creek FR 8040 Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Forest Road 8225 is open to Trailhead.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Forest Road 88 is closed to Langfield Falls Trailhead due to Winter Recreation closure.
Trailhead: Lemei Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Open
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Middle Falls Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Open
Trailhead: Middle Trail-Lower Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Open
Trailhead: Middle Trail-Upper    12/08/2014: Expect snow above 2500 feet.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Closed to Visitor 12/08/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Observation Peak    02/11/2015: Conditions unknown.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trailhead: Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 11/26/2014: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Closed to Visitor 02/19/2015: Closed
Trailhead: Salt Creek    02/11/2015: Unknown
Trailhead: Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow,
Trailhead: Service Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Closed due to snow.
Trailhead: Silver Star    02/11/2015: Unknown
Trailhead: Siouxon Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Forest Road 8810 to the Sleeping Beauty Trailhead is open. Some patchy snow on trail.
Trailhead: Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 02/11/2015: Forest Road 8225 is open but muddy to Trailhead.
Trailhead: Snowgrass for hikers    12/29/2014: Snow level approximately 2500'
Trailhead: Soda Peaks Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open.
Trailhead: South Climb Closed to Visitor 02/11/2015: Unreachable by vehicle due to temporary closure of Forest Road 8040. Please contact the Ranger Station at 509-395-3402 for current updates.
Trailhead: Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 05/23/2014: Open
Trailhead: Williams Mine Open to Visitor 06/05/2014: Open
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Open to Visitor 06/26/2014: Open. Expect snow on trails above 4,000 feet elevation, depending on aspect.
Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit Open to Visitor Open
Upper Cispus River Open to Visitor 03/26/2014: Check: DFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Wilderness areas    06/05/2014: See individual wilderness for current conditions
Wilderness: Glacier View Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: The trails are snow free but have not been maintained yet this year.
Wilderness: Goat Rocks - Gifford Pinchot Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: Most of the Goat Rocks is snow free, with the exception of some snow at Goat Lake and the lake is still frozen. On the PCT south of Old Snowy there is a snow field on the trail.
Wilderness: Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Wilderness: Mount Adams Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Tatoosh Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: The trail is mostly snow free with the exception of a snow field between the lakes trail junction and the lookout trail junction.
Wilderness: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 08/08/2014: Open
Wilderness: William O. Douglas - Gifford Pinchot Open to Visitor 07/29/2014: The William O'Douglas Wilderness is mostly snow free. Trails have not all been maintained yet.

Spotlights

Trail #183 South Climb

This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

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

See: Mt Adams Climbing Information.

Forest Road 51/Curley Creek Cut-off

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

Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area

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

Nearby Recreation Sites

Accessible Adventures Video

Trail #59 Whistle Punk

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

This trail is a barrier-free interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management from a historical perspective. The trail surface is crushed compacted gravel, 48 inches wide with turnouts and resting benches.

Accessible Adventures Video

Trail #130 Siouxon

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

Mt. Adams Summit

Mt Adams covered in snow and reflected in Tahklahk Lake

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

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

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

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