Trail #79 Coyote


A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

Goat Rocks Wilderness vicinity map. Trails include: Angry Mountain  #90, Bluff Lake #65, Bypass #97, Clear Fork #61, Clear Lost  #76, Coleman Weedpatch #121, Coyote #79, Glacier Lake #89, Goat Ridge #95, Jordan Creek #94, Lily Basin  #86, Nannie Ridge #98, Packwood Lake #78, Pipeline Road #74, Snowgrass #96, Three Peaks #69, Upper Lake Creek #81, Walupt Lake #101. Click here for a larger image file.

Area Status: Unreachable

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

Coyote Trail is within Goat Rocks Wilderness and begins on the Packwood Lake Trail #78 below Lost Lake and climbs southeast over semi-open terrain to Packwood Saddle (at mile 5.5). The trail then continues over scenic open terrain with excellent views, until ending on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 at Elk Pass.

Alert: Steep with exposures. Pack stock is not recommended past Beaver Bill Creek.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/21/2018: Snow level approximately 5000'. Trail maintenance has not been done. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. 07/15/2017: Travel not recommended. Trail is in very bad condition. There is a large slide in a rock scree where the trail surface is gone and slope is 40 degrees.
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



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  Area/Length : 
6.8 miles

  Elevation : 
5120' - 6600'


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