Trail #122 North Fork


Blue Lake Area General map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity

Blue Lake Area General map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity. Sites include: Adams Fork Campground, Bishop Ridge Trail #272, Blue Lake Butte Trail #119, Blue Lake Creek Campground, Blue Lake Hiker Trail #274, Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271, Cat Creek Campground,
Hamilton Buttes Trail #118, Hamilton Peak Trail #109, North Fork Trail #122, and the River Trail #131.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is open to hiker use only.

North Fork Loop Trail takes you through several different aged forests and offers views of the Cispus Valley below.  The steepest section is the initial climb from the valley floor to the bench. The trail begins in the North Fork Campground near the North Fork Guard Station, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. To lengthen your hike, tie in with River Trail #131.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/16/2020: Open
Restrictions: This trail is open to hiker use only and is closed to all other uses.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Road 23 for 10.6 miles to arrive at the group sites on your left and 10.8 miles to arrive at the main campground on your left. The trail is in the back of North Fork Campground by the Guard Station.



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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
1280' - 1680'