Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife


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

Randle area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include:  
Camp Creek Falls Trail #260
Iron Creek Campground
Kraus Ridge Trail #275

Layser Cave Trail #290

Purcell Lookout Trail #285
Tower Rock Campground
Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail #247

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is an accessible trail and is open to hiker use only.

Woods Creek Trail loops through five ecological areas with interpretive signs, offering hikers an opportunity to learn about diverse wildlife and their habitats. This trail, built by volunteers, was built to be accessible. It is four feet wide with compacted gravel surfacing.  For a longer hike, continue on the Oldgrowth Loop Trail #247A.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/26/2018: Open, Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season.
Restrictions: Closed to horse, bicycle and all motorized use.
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 right in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Follow Forest Road 25 for 4.8 miles and arrive at the trailhead and Interpretive Site on the left at the junction with Forest Road 2305.



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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Elevation : 
1100' - 1100'


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