Trail #258 Silver Creek


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

Sawtooth area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include: 
Allen Mountain Trail #269
Big Creek Campground
Big Creek Trail #252

Cave Creek Trail #255
Greenwood Lake Trail #253  
High Rock Trail #266 
Osborne Mountain Trail #250
Silver Creek Trail #258 
Teeley Creek Trail #251

Area Status: Unreachable

This trail is open to motorcycle, hiker, bicycle and horse use.

Located near Bear Prairie, the Silver Creek Trail begins on Forest Road 5240.015 and proceeds generally southwest on an easy grade through an old-growth forest until ending on Forest Road 84. 

This trail is cut by road crossings with Forest Road 5222.016, within the first sections of the trail. Bear Prairie is a meadow at the headwaters of Skate Creek. This was the location of a Ranger Station in 1906. This station was seasonally occupied until Skate Creek Road was built in 1947.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/25/2020: Unreachable due to snow
Restrictions: Closed to ATV use. No motorized use from May 15 through July 10.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Packwood, WA follow Forest Road 52 (Skate Creek) north for 11.6 miles and turn left on Forest Road 8440. Follow Forest Road 8440 for .5 miles and turn right on Forest Road 5240015 for .4 miles and arrive at the trail on the left. 

Lat: 46.699097, Long: -121.813363



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  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

  Elevation : 
2880' - 4080'