Trail #252 Big Creek


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Trail map for:

Allen Mountain #269
Big Creek #252
Cave Creek #255
Greenwood Lake #253
High Rock #266
Osborne Mountain #250
Silver Creek #258
Teeley Creek #251

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is open to hiker, motorcycle, horse and bicycle use. No motorized use from March 1 to June 30.

This begins on Forest Road 8420 and climbs steeply to Big Creek and Cora Falls before reaching Cora Lake. Skirting the lake, it passes a junction with Teeley Creek Trail #251, enters a dense forest and climbs to its terminus on Forest Road 8440. Features include Cora Falls, Cora Lake, and High Rock.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/13/2021:Trail conditions unknown. Snow level approximately 3000 feet. Possibility of down trees.
Restrictions: No motorized use March 1 - June 30.  This trail is closed to ATV use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation pass is not required at trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Packwood, WA. Follow Forest Road 52 (Skate Creek) north for 18.2 miles and turn left on Forest Road 84. Follow Forest Road 84 for 4.2 miles and turn right on Forest Road 8420. Follow Forest Road 8420 for 1.6 miles and arrive at the trail on your left.

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  Area/Length : 
2.4 miles

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  Elevation : 
3400 - 4640


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