Trail #57 Cortright Creek

Area Status: Unknown

This trail open to hiker and horse use only.

From trailhead the trail climbs into William O. Douglas Wilderness through dense forest to a semi-open ridgeline.  It continues southeasterly through several large sub-alpine meadows, ending on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/5/2021: Trail conditions unknown at this time. Some areas within the William O. Douglas Wilderness are higher elevations which can receive fall snow as early as late September. Always check the local forecast before setting off on your hike and have a plan B. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and 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


Cortright Creek Trailhead

From Packwood, WA follow US-12 E for 8.9 miles and turn left on Forest Road 45 and travel on Forest Road 45 for about 8.7 miles to the trailhead. 

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  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

  Elevation : 
4260' - 5760'


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