Trail #40 Gotchen Creek

 

Morrison Creek Area Trail Map

General trail guide for Morrison Creek Area in Mt Adams Vicinity. Trails include: Snipes Mountain #11, Gotchen Creek #40, Buck Creek #54, Pine Way #71, Cold Springs #72, Crofton Butte #73, and Salt Creek #75.

Area Status: Unreachable
  
 

This 3 mile trail is located in the area just south of Mt. Adams Wilderness. Trail #40 begins in the south near a livestock corral on Road 8020. The trail heads north and passes through selectively harvested forests, intersects with Cold Spings Trail #72 and Morrison Creek Trail #39 and crosses Hole-in-the-Ground Creek. It then climbs McDonald Ridge where it ends on Road 8040.

The trail and creek are named after the Gotchen family - sheepherders from eastern Oregon who traveled here each summer to graze their flocks.

Features:  Forested path, Hole-in-the-Ground Creek, and old stock drive.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 2/27/2019: Trail is typically not accessible late Fall through early Summer due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to All Motorized Use.
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

This trail is located just south of Mt. Adams Wilderness and can be accessed via:

Gotchen Creek Trailhead, Forest Road 8020 (South)

Gotchen Creek Trailhead, Forest Road 8040 (North)


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Elevation : 
3400' - 4600'

 

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