Trail #61 Clear Fork


A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks Area.

Trail map for:

Angry Mountain
Clear Fork
Clear Lost
Goat Ridge
Jordan Creek
Lilly Basin
Nanny Ridge
Packwood Lake
Pipeline Road
Three Peaks
Upper Lake Creek
Walupt Lake

Area Status: Unreachable

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

Features along this trail include Lily Lake, old growth forest and the upper Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River within Goat Rocks Wilderness.

Beginning at the end of Road 46, the Clear Fork Trail gradually climbs through a dense forest. The trail passes Lily Lake, crosses Clear Lost Trail #76, then follows above the Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River. It crosses the Clear Fork (at 6.5 miles), and then climbs steeply into a forested landscape and ends on the Pacific Crest Trail at Tieton Pass.

Alert: There are no bridges over streams, making crossings difficult until late summer.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required.  Free self- issue Wilderness Permits are available at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Access from Clear Fork Trailhead or Pacific Crest Trail #2000.

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  Area/Length : 
9.6 miles

  Elevation : 
3600' - 4800'