Forest Road Conditions by District

  Hood Canal- Quilcene | Pacific - Forks | Pacific - Quinault

 

Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in backcountry areas. Always check weather reports and current conditions prior to your trip.

A significant amount of rain falls on the Olympic Peninsula annually, and forest roads are prone to flooding and washouts. Do not ever attempt to cross road washouts since you could easily get trapped. Always use extreme caution while driving on forest roads. Travel with your lights on, obey speed limits, and watch for pedestrians and other vehicles.

Mt. Walker Road is gated during winter months.

Seasonal Wildlife Gate Closures are Oct. 1 - April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. Done in partnership with WA Department of Fish and Wildlife to reduce disturbance and increase escapement for big game during critical periods.

Maps:

Free Motor Vehicle Use Maps show national forest system roads & trails open to motorized travel. 

 

Forest Roads, Hood Canal Ranger District

Phone: (360) 765 2200 TDD: (360) 765 2200

Forest Service Road #22 - (Donkey Creek Road) Hwy 101/Quinault to Wynoochee

  • Conditions:  
  • Remarks: Road is open from Wynoochee Lake to Hwy 101. Expect snow and ice during winter months.

Forest Service Road #22-400- Lower Wynoochee 

  • Conditions: Expect snow and ice during winter months
  • Remarks: Year round gate closure, Green Diamond Timber Company road.

Cougar-Smith Road - Green Diamond Timber Company 

  • Conditions: Driveable, heavy truck traffic- use extreme caution. Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2270 - Wynoochee Falls (eastside)

  • Conditions:  Narrow, rough road in places, high clearance vehicle recommended.
  • Remarks: Seasonal Wildlife gate Closure Oct 1- April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. 

Forest Service Road #2270 - Loop Road Westside

  • Conditions:  No recent report.
  • RemarksSeasonal Wildlife gate Closure Oct 1- April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. 

Forest Service Road #2294 

  • Conditions: Washed out on Trout Creek side.
  • Remarks: Seasonal Wildlife gate Closure Oct 1- April 30 at MP 5.39. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. Expect snow and ice during winter months 

Forest Service Road #23 - Camp Govey to Brown Creek.

  • Conditions: Open and passable.
  • Remarks: Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #23 - Brown Creek to Spider Lake

  • Conditions: Open, lots of potholes.
  • Remarks: Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #23 - Spider Lake to Wynoochee

  • Conditions: Open, lots of potholes.
  • Remarks:  Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2340-230

  • Conditions:  Open
  • Remarks:  Expect snow and ice in winter months

Forest Service Road #2340-250

  • Conditions: No recent report

Forest Service Road #2340-300

  • Conditions: 
  • Remarks:  Expect snow and ice in winter months

Forest Service Road #2341(S-800 W) 

  • Conditions: Gated. From milepost 18.0 4 wheel drive only.
  • Remarks: Simpson gate/closure signs posted at gate or call Simpson T.C. 426-3381. Gate/ is open during hunting season. Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2341 from Matlock

  • Conditions: From Milepost 18.0, 4 wheel drive only.
  • Remarks:  No recent report

Forest Service Road #2343 Bingham

  • Conditions: CLOSED MP 9.0. Washed out about 5 miles before Haven Lake. Rough road from water run-off. 
  • Remarks:  Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2350 Walter Creek

  • Conditions: 11/23/2015: Road is completely blocked by a slide at mile 4.5 just past the 2350120 Road.
  • Remarks: Watch for narrow spots and rocks at Walter Creek.

Forest Service Road`#2351

  • Conditions: Road is rough in spots.
  • Remarks: Very narrow spot at slide area, larger vehicles may have trouble, use extreme caution.

Forest Service Road #2352

  • Conditions: Road is rough in spots.
  • Remarks: No recent reports

Forest Service Road #2353 (1200) Lebar Loop Rd.

  • Conditions: 
  • Remarks: Seasonal Wildlife gate Closure Oct 1- April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. 

Forest Service Road #2353-200 to Dry Creek Trail 

  • Conditions: Road decommissioned and converted to trail at junction of 2353-200 & 2353-230. Trailers park at LeBar Pass.
  • Remarks: Wildlife Gate seasonal closure from October 1 to April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. Rough road, high clearance vehicles recommended beyond LeBar Pass. Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2353-210 

  • Conditions: Large water bars in intervals, rough in spots.
  • Remarks: Wildlife Gate seasonal closure from October 1 to April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. Expect snow and ice during winter months.

Forest Service Road #2355 to Steel Creek Shelter

  • Conditions: No known issues.
  • Remarks: Wildlife Gate seasonal closure from October 1 to April 30.

Forest Service Road #2361 Church Creek (V1060)

  • Conditions: 
  • Remarks: Wildlife Gate seasonal closure from October 1 to April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. Done in partnership with WA Department of Fish and Wildlife to reduce disturbance and increase escapement for big game during critical periods.

Forest Service Road #2364 to Dusk Peak

  • Conditions: Open and passable to cars.
  • Remarks: Very rough, narrow road, water barred.

Forest Service Road #2368 Canyon River (C-500)

  • Conditions:  No recent report
  • Remarks:  Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2370

  • Conditions: Road rough in spots. 2370-500 spur 4wd only.
  • Remarks:  Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2372 to Satsop Lakes

  • Conditions: 
  • Remarks: High clearance vehicles recommended. Deep snow and ice during winter months.

Forest Service Road #24 Jorsted Road to Lake Cushman

  • Conditions:  Open, watch for potholes.
  • Remarks:  Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #24 - (Access to the Staircase Entrance Olympic National Park - along Lake Cushman)

  • Conditions:  Open. 
  • Remarks: Road rough, watch for rocks in road.

Forest Service Road #2401 Elk/Jefferson Lakes 2441 Road

  • Conditions: 12/13/2019: Temporarily closed due to Maple Fire.
  • Remarks: Water bars in roadway. Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2419 Big Creek/Mt. Ellinor Road

  • Conditions:  04/17/2020: Temporarily closed for health and safety reasons associated with the COVID-19 virus and the limited resources of first responders. 
  • Remarks: Valid Recreation Pass required at upper trailhead. Single lane wheel tracks make it very hard when meeting on-coming traffic. 

Forest Service Road #2421 Jefferson Ridge

  • Conditions: 12/13/2019: Temporarily closed due to Maple Fire. Large rock in road, can get around it, 4-wheel drive recommended. Water barred, road rough.
  • Remarks: Loose gravel. Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2441 Nettleton Pass

  • Conditions:12/13/2019: Temporarily closed due to Maple Fire from MP 5 to terminus.
  • Remarks: Road is very narrow in places, use caution. Expect snow and ice during winter months.

Forest Service Road #2451 Four Stream Road

  • Conditions: Open, causeway bridge over head of Lake Cushman has been repaired.
  • Remarks: Wildlife Gate seasonal closure from October 1 to April 30 at MP 2.1. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative.

Forest Service Road #2451-100 Four Stream

  • Conditions: Road has not been maintained.
  • Remarks: Wildlife Gate seasonal closure from October 1 to April 30. No Motorized traffic behind gate, except limited administrative. Rough narrow roadway, water bars. Loose rock above road before wildlife gate, use caution.

Forest Service Road # 2464 Lilliwaup Creek tie-through 

  • Conditions: 04/17/2020: Temporarily closed for health and safety reasons associated with the COVID-19 virus and the limited resources of first responders. 
  • Remarks: Road rough, high clearance vehicle recommended. Expect snow and ice during winter months.

Forest Service Road #2469

  • Conditions: Road rough in spots.
  • Remarks: Narrow road, water barred. Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2480  

  • Conditions:  Vehicles with higher clearance recommended. Road rough in spots.
  • Remarks: Local route from Lake Cushman to the Hamma Hamma Recreation Area.

Forest Service Road #25 Hamma Hamma River Road

  • Conditions: Single lane wheel tracks makes it difficult when meeting oncoming traffic. Go Slow!
  • Remarks: The Hamma Hamma Road is a two-lane paved road for 8 miles to the Lena Creek Bridge.

Forest Service Road #2502 - Cabin Creek

  • Conditions: Narrow and rough road, water barred year round.
  • Remarks: No recent reports.  Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2510 Duckabush

  • Conditions:  7/12/2017: Washed out at Fulton Creek near MP 11.  The road is reported to be very rough in this area. The road is reported to be open from each side, but it is not a through route at this time. Currently no estimate for repair, and nothing is scheduled.
  • Remarks: Truck traffic log haul, use caution on Hamma Hamma side. Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2510-012 (Seamount Estates)

  • Conditions: Rough, narrow road, not good for car traffic between 2503 jct. and Seamount.
  • Remarks: Use caution, log truck traffic. Expect snow and ice during winter months.

Forest Service Road #2530 

  • Conditions: Use caution, heed warning signs.
  • Remarks: Narrow and rough road, water barred year round. Road is extremely rough after milepost 9.0.

Forest Service Road #2610 Dosewallips 

  • Conditions: Road is accessible to MP 9 and closed beyond that, due to washouts at Case Creek & MP 10.  
  • Remarks: No vehicle access to Elkhorn or Dosewallips Campgrounds, or Lake Constance and Dosewallips trails. Foot bypass. Expect snow and ice in winter months. 

Forest Service Road #2620 Rocky Brook

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Accesses Turner and Buck Mountains.

Forest Service Road #27

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks:  Access roads to Tunnel Creek, Upper and Lower Big Quilcene and Upper and Lower Mt. Townsend Trailheads

Forest Service Road #2700-090 Old Big Quil Lookout

  • Conditions: Expect snow and ice during winter months
  • Remarks: Old lookout site - lookout no longer exists. Views of Olympic and Puget Sound, small turn-around on top

Forest Service Road #2700-190 Upper Mt. Townsend

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Expect snow and ice during winter months. Access to Upper Mt. Townsend Trailhead

Forest Service Road #2730 Mt. Walker

  • Conditions: 11/19/2019: Gate is CLOSED for the season. Will open in spring of 2020.
  • Remarks: 4 mile winding one lane gravel road leading to viewpoints, not recommend for trailers or motorhomes. Expect snow and ice during winter months. 

Forest Service Road #2740 Tunnel Creek

  • Conditions: Open, brushy in places.
  • Remarks: Accesses Tunnel Creek Trailhead,

Forest Service Road #2750 Big Quilcene

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Accesses Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead

Forest Service Road #2760 Mt. Townsend

  • Conditions:  Open
  • Remarks: Accesses Lower Mt. Townsend Trailhead

Forest Service Road #2760-190 Mt. Townsend Trailhead

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Narrow road, not much room to turn around in parking lot. Expect lots of vehicles in parking area and along road most days in the summer.

 

Forest Service Road #28 from Lords Lake

  • Condition: Open
  • Remarks: Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #28 from Palo Alto

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Access roads to Gold, Lower and Upper Dungeness, Tubal Cain Mines, Royal Creek, and Mt. Zion trails.

Forest Service Road #2820 Little Quilcene

  • Conditions: Open, narrow in places.
  • Remarks: Accesses Little Quilcene Trailhead

Forest Service Road #2840 Salmon Creek

  • Conditions: No recent report

Forest Service Road #2845-

  • Conditions: CLOSED at the 2845/2852 junction.

Forest Service Road #2850

  • Conditions: Open

Forest Service Road #2870

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks:   Accesses Graywolf Trailhead, Gold Creek, Lower Dungeness, Upper Dungeness, Royal Basin, Tubal Cain Mines.

Forest Service Road #2870-230

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks

Forest Service Road #2875

  • Conditions: Open, watch for potholes. The 2875 road beyond Slab Camp Trailhead is closed permanently.
  • Remarks: Access roads to Slab Camp, Ned Hill and Deer Ridge Trails.

Forest Service Road #2877

  • Conditions:
  • Remarks: 4 wheel drive recommended.  Expect snow and ice during winter months.

Forest Service Road #2878

  • Conditions: Open, watch for potholes.
  • Remarks: Expect snow and ice during winter months

Forest Service Road #2880 - Dungeness Forks

  • Conditions: Use caution, very narrow road.
  • Remarks: Accesses Dungeness Forks Campground, link to 2870 to access Upper and Lower Dungeness, Gold Creek, Royal Basin and Tubal Cain Mines. Trailers use Taylor Cut-off Road to access the Dungeness and Gray Wolf areas.

Mt. Jupiter Road

  • Conditions:  6/6/2018: Cannot drive to Mt Jupiter Trailhead, gate is closed 2+ miles before. Please respect private property.

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Forest Roads- Pacific Ranger District - Forks

Phone: (360) 374 6522 TDD: (360) 374 6522

Forest Service Road #29 (Hunger Mountain. /"A" Road) 

  • Conditions: 
  • Remarks: Expect road to be closed during winter months due to snow

Forest Service Road #2900-800 

  • Conditions: OPEN, several waterbars, High Clearance Vehicle recomended
  • Remarks: Interesting curved bridge at milepost .5

Forest Service Road #2920 (South Fork Sol Duc to Sitcum)

  • Conditions: 5/2015: Not passable due to rocks in rock MP 5.0
  • Remarks: Opening is not scheduled at this time

Forest Service Road #2922 (South Fork Sol Duc)

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Expect the road to be closed during winter months due to snow

Forest Service Road #2918 (South Fork Sol Duc)

  • Conditions: Open to the end of the road. 

Forest Service Road#2931 (Sore Thumb)

  • Conditions:  CLOSED near milepost 5
  • Remarks: Use caution.

Forest Service Road #2932 South (extension of the Undie Road)

  • Conditions: 2/12/2016: CLOSED. Road is closed except to local traffic (residents only). This is due to increased landslide activity which continues to damage the road. Undie Road is used to access the Bogachiel Rainforest Trail #825 and the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

Forest Service Road #30 (Bear Creek/West Twin)

  • Conditions: 
  • Remarks: Use caution. Watch for log haul. 

Forest Service Road #3040 (to Bear Creek/West Twin Tie)

  • Conditions: No longer a tie road, it is closed at MP 7.3 near the 3068 Junction on the North end.  It is closed at the 3067 Road Junction (MP 13.5) if coming from the South End and entering at Snider Work Center. Still allows access to 3040595 and the Kloshe Nanitch View Point from that side.
  • Remarks:  Forest Road 3040-595 (to Kloshe Nanitch Viewpoint).

Forest Service Road #3068 (Crescent Ridge) 

  • Conditions: 7/12/2017: Closed at MP 3.

 

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Forest Roads- Pacific Ranger District - Quinault

Phone: (360) 288 2525 TDD: (360) 288 2525

 

Lake Quinault Rain Forest Loop Drive 

  • Conditions: Graves Creek Road is OPEN. 4 wheel drive recommended.

Forest Service Road #21 West Boundary 

  • Conditions: OPEN.
  • Remarks: Access to Olympic National Park Queets Campground and Matheny Creek area

Forest Service Road #22 Donkey Creek

  • Conditions: Watch for heavy log truck traffic. Maintained. This roadway connects the Wynoochee area to Highway 101 south of Quinault.
  • Remarks: Expect snow and ice in winter months. The road is graded to Wynoochee.

Forest Service Road #2203 Rainbow Creek Road

  • Conditions: OPEN
  • Remarks

Forest Service Road #2220 Newberry Creek

  • Conditions: OPEN. Many potholes.
  • Remarks: Road narrows about 2.5 due to partial wash out.

Forest Service Road #2204 W. Side of West Fork Humptulips

  • Conditions: Road is in good condition to the Upper West Fork Trailhead. Maintained to Campbell Tree Campground, MP 14.0. 
  • Remarks: Watch for periodic log truck traffic

Forest Service Road #2208 Access to West Fork Trail horse camp

  • Conditions: OPEN
  • Remarks: Watch for periodic Log Truck Traffic
     

Forest Service Road #2258 Quinault Ridge

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Watch for periodic Log Truck Traffic .

Forest Service Road #2280 

  • Conditions: OPEN. Maintained.
  • Remarks: Two narrow areas - use caution.

Forest Service Road #2140

  • Conditions: OPEN. Maintained.
  • Remarks:

Forest Service Road #2160

  • Conditions: 12/18/2019: Closed at MP 6.23 due to washed out culvert.
  • Remarks

Forest Service Road #2170 Matheny Ridge

  • Conditions: OPEN maintained
  • Remarks:

Forest Service Road #2180 Sam's River

  • Conditions: OPEN maintained.
  • Remarks:

Forest Service Road #2190, Prairie Creek Road 

  • Conditions: Open
  • Remarks: Watch for periodic log truck traffic.

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