Trailhead: Snowgrass for hikers


A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks Area.

Trail map for Goat Rocks Wilderness area.


Area Status: Open

Provides access to: Goat Ridge Trail #95 and Snowgrass Trail #96 which lead into Goat Rocks Wilderness.

Please note, despite some non-USDA maps, there are no established campgrounds in Goat Rock Wilderness. There are areas that have been used as campgrounds throughout the years by multiple parties during summer and fall but it is prohibited to set up camp within a 1/4 mile of Snow Grass Flats, Goat Lake, or Sheep Lake. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/1/23: No reported fires in this area. For fire information please find CowlitzComplex on Facebook Parking may be limited. You do not need to pay a fee or have a Northwest Forest Pass at this parking area. Free self-issue wilderness permit required at trailheads for Goat Rocks Wilderness. Expect snowfall as early as November 1, 2023.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District 

General Information


From Packwood, WA travel west on US-12 for 2.7 miles then go left on Forest Road 21. Stay on Forest Road 21 for 13 miles then take a slight left towards Forest Road 2150. Follow 2150 and take the 045 spur to the trailhead.

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