Trail #76 Clear Lost

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

From the trailhead on Highway 12 this trail descends 1 mile to the Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River and into Goat Rocks Wilderness. Here hikers and stock must ford the river. The trail climbs through a dense forest, crossing Clear Fork Trail #61 and on into an alpine landscape, ending at the junction of Bluff Lake Trail #65 and Packwood Lake Trail #78 about 1 mile north of Lost Lake. 

Special Conditions: There are no bridge crossings. Hikers must ford the river.  There is room for only one vehicle at the unmarked trailhead on US Highway 12.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Free Wilderness Permit Required.  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


Clear Lost Trailhead

From Packwood, WA take US-12 East for 17 miles to the trailhead. Trailhead will be on the left.

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  Area/Length : 
6.6 miles

  Elevation : 
3200' - 6375'