Trailhead: Packwood Lake


A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks Area.

Trail map for Goat Rocks Wilderness area.


Area Status: Open

Provides access to: Packwood Lake Trail #78

Trailhead is on Forest Road 1260 where Packwood Lake Trail No. 78 heads off for the Goat Rocks Wilderness. DO NOT follow alternate routes provided by your phone or navigation device. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/16/2023: Trailhead is open for the season. Trail #78 is open  to the intersection with the Upper Lake Trail #81 but is closed to Lost Lake due to Goat Rocks Fire.  Upper Lake Trail #81 to the other end of Packwood Lake is open. Expect snow at higher elevations. View Goat Rocks Fire closure map for more information about the Goat Rocks Fire closure.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Goat Rocks Wilderness which surrounds much of Packwood Lake.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information

From Packwood, WA  travel US-12 for .3 miles east and take a right on Snyder Road. travel for 1.2 miles and continue onto Forest Road 1260 for another 4.5 miles to the trailhead.

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