Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020)

Area Status: Open

Provides access to: Gotchen Creek Trail #40 from the south. Trail #40 provides access to Morrison Creek Trail #39 and Cold Spring Trails #72 to the north.

Primitive parking lot with limited parking. Up to 4 cars maximum.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/27/2022: TH is accessible. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Fees: No fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Trout Lake, WA head towards Mt Adams Recreation area and follow the signs to the sno-parks on Hwy 17 to Forest Road 82.  Continue on Forest Road 82, and at the Pineside Sno Park veer left onto Forest Road 8225. Follow Forest Road 8225 for approximately 4 miles until the junction of the 8020.  Turn left and the trailhead is approximately 2 tenths of a mile on the right. 

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