Trail #59 Whistle Punk

Area Status: Open

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

This trail is an accessible interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management from a historical perspective. The trail surface is crushed compacted gravel, 48 inches wide with turnouts and resting benches. It access a marsh viewing platform where various bird species can be heard and seen.

Accessible Adventures Video

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/22/2022: Trail has been logged out and is open. There is a fee to park at TH. Use a NWFP, an Interagency Pass or pay $5 cash or check in a fee envelope. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402
Operational Hours: Open most of the year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to All Motorized Use. Bicycle Use Prohibited.
Closest Towns: Stabler, WA; Carson, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


Whistle Punk Trailhead

From Carson,WA.  travel north for approximately 9 miles on Wind River Highway (Forest Road 30). Turn left onto Hemlock Road and go 1 1/4 miles to Forest Service Road 43 (just past the Wind River Work Center). Turn right on Forest Service Road 43 and go 1/2 mile to Forest Service Road 417. Turn right on Forest Service Road 417. Go about 1/2 mile to the parking lot.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

The trail also goes past a wetland area and into an old-growth forest. The final leg of the trail takes visitors through an old Wind River Nursery field.

Interpretive Areas

Recreation areas with activity Interpretive Areas:

Signs and a brochure guide visitors along the trail, which runs along an old railroad grade (dating back to 1913) and past features associated with railroad logging by the Wind River Logging Company.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Elevation : 
1200 - 1200