Trail #270 Valley

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The entire trail is open to motorcycle, hiker, horse and bicycle use. The section of the trail east and south of Blue Lake Campground is open to ATV use.  

This trail has a gentle grade, with views of the Cispus River Valley and Tongue Mountain.

This trail begins at Forest Road 28 near the Cispus River bridge and ends at Forest Road 78 beyond Cat Creek. From Forest Road 28 to the Blue Lake Trailhead on Forest Road 23 the trail is open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles but not ATVs. This 7.5-mile section follows the Cispus River through stands of mixed conifers and hardwoods. The trail crosses the North Fork River on the Road 23 bridge. Watch for vehicle traffic. The trail continues past the junction of Bishop Ridge Trail #272 and Blue Lake Campground Trail #270A until it meets Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271 above the Blue Lake Trailhead on Forest Road 23.

The section of Trail #270 south of Blue Lake Trailhead to Road 78 is open to ATVs as well as hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles. The Valley Trail continues southeast past the junction with Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271 near Blue Lake Trailhead, to Forest Road 78 just south of Cat Creek.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed. Open, Beginning July 23 to August 27, Forest road 23 will be closed from Forest Road 2322 to Forest Road 2325. (Milepost 21 to Milepost 24.5) for repairs. Forest road 2322 will be accessible. Paving will be occurring at other repair sites as well. Call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for alternate routes 360-497-1100. The trail is open to all users. The trail is closed to all motorized use from Dec. 1 to April 1 for wildlife closure.
Restrictions: The entire trail is closed to motorized vehicles from Dec. 1 to April 1 to minimize disturbances to wildlife.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required to park at Blue Lake ORV trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

The trail begins at Road 28 near the Cispus River bridge near North Fork Campground.

ATV access to this trail begins from Blue Lake ORV Trailhead to access the southern portion that allows ATV use.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
16.7 miles

  Elevation : 
1300' - 3200'

 

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