Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Crest Horse Camp is a very small, primitive campground. This site has easy access to good hiking and horse back riding on the Pacific Crest Trail which runs north from the trailhead to Indian Heaven Wilderness and south past the Big Lava Bed. The campites and interior roads a minimally developed. There is no loop road though the camp which limits the number of horse trailers that can use the site at any one time. The nearby Pacific Crest trailhead has parking for cars.

One toilet and four campsites alongside Forest Road 60.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/5/2021: Road to CG and PCT Trailhead is blocked by snow. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Usage: Medium
  • Only one back-in is allowed at this site. Others can park on the road.
  • Motorized vehicles & bicycles prohibited on Pacific Crest Trail.
Closest Towns: Carson, WA; Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Carson, Washington drive north for 4.8 miles on Wind River Highway to Panther Creek Road. Take a right on Panther Creek Road at the sign for Panther Creek Campground. Stay on this road, which becomes Forest Road 65 at the forest boundary, for approximately 11 miles. At the intersection with Forest Road 60, take a right onto Forest Road 60. Travel about 1.7 miles on Forest Road 60 to the campground and Pacific Crest Trail access.

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