Trail #11 Snipes Mountain


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 Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

This trail climbs through open pine forests and across rocky slopes along the Aiken Lava Bed and through the remains of the 2008 burn. It meets Pineway Trail #71, then continues another 2.75 miles to the junction with Round the Mountain Trail in high mountain meadows. 

Along this lightly used trails are the A.G. Aiken Lava Bed and meadows. The A.G. Aiken Lava Bed is 4-miles long and approximately one-half mile wide. The lava bed was formed by an eruption of Mt. Adams approximately 4,000 years ago.

The historic Gotchen Guard Station is located on Spur Road 160 in the vicinity of the trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 2/25/2019: Trailhead 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.
Permit Info:
  • Wilderness Permit required if entering Mt. Adams Wilderness. Free self-issue Wilderness Permit available at trailhead.
  • A seperate permit is required to use the section of the Round-the-Mountain trail in the Yakama Indian Reservation. (Overnight stay permits are available. Camping is allowed only in the designated sites.)
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply.
  • Mountain bikes can only be used from the trailhead up to the junction of Pineway Trail #71.
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

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Snipes Mountain Trailhead

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  Area/Length : 
5.7 miles

  Elevation : 
3800' - 6300'


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