Trail #131 River


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.

This trail begins on Forest Road 23 along the north side of the North Fork Cispus River, near the North Fork Group Campground. After following the river for a short distance, it winds around the group camp, ending near the footbridge and North Fork Guard Station. To lengthen your hike, tie in with North Fork Trail #122.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed. Trail is very overgrown and signs are missing.
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
Passes: A Recreation Pass is not required at the trailhead.
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 10.7 miles and arrive at the trail parking area on your left just before crossing the North Fork of the Cispus River.

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  Area/Length : 
0.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
1280' - 1680'