Trail #115 Spring Creek


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

High Lakes area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include: Adams Fork Campground, Boulder Trail #1C, Cat Creek Campground, Council Bluff Trail  #117, Green Mountain Trail  #110 , Hamilton Buttes Trail  #118 , Hamilton Peak Trail  #109, High Lakes Trail  #116, Horseshoe Lake Campground, Keenes Horse Camp, Keenes Trail #120, Killen Creek Campground, Spring Creek Trail  #115, Squaw Creek Trail  #265, Takh Takh Meadow Trail  #136.

Area Status: Open

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

This 2.9 mile trail begins on Forest Road 5603.042 and follows an old road for a short distance, offering views of Mt. Adams. The trail passes through an open conifer forest, and then breaks into semi-open meadows with more views of Adams. The trail meets Green Mountain Trail #110 then continues for at least another mile before ending at its junction with High Lakes Trail #116.

Spring Creek Trail is believed to have been a Native American travel route between berry picking camps at Horseshoe Lake and fishing sites along the Cispus River. Several peeled cedar trees can be seen near the trailhead. Look for rectangular scars in the bark. Native people in the area used these pieces of bark to make baskets for berry picking.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/4/2021: Trail was cleared in early-mid summer however current conditions are unknown.
Restrictions: Trail closed to ATV use.
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 Service Road 23 for 17.5 miles then turn left onto Forest Road 21. Follow Forest Road 21 for 4.6 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 56. Follow Forest Road 56 for 3 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 5603. Follow Forest Road 5603 for 3.1 miles and turn right on Forest Road 5603042.  Follow Forest Road 5603042 for .5 miles and arrive at the trail.

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  Area/Length : 
2.9 miles

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  Elevation : 
3800' - 4100'