Norway Pass Trailhead

Area Status: Unreachable

Norway Pass 2

Provides eastside access to: Boundary Trail # 1 (area is unavailable) which is a key access point to Mount Margaret Backcountry and provides access to Norway Pass, Independence Pass Trail #227, Independence Ridge Trail #227A and Lakes Trail #211.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Forest Roads 99 and 26, the entrances to Norway Pass, are closed for the season. Roads usually melt out in late June.
Fees  $5/vehicle/day-On site payment not available. A Northwest Forest Pass, Amercia the Beautiful Pass, or $5/vehicle/day required for site use. Fee tubes for payment available at Bear Meadow, Meta Lake or Windy Ridge.
Permit Info: A Mount Magaret Backcountry Permit is required for overnight camping. Permits are by advanced reservations only.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
  • No Dogs, Livestock or Fires in the Mount Margaret Backcountry.
  • No Camping without a Mount Margaret Backcountry permit.
Closest Towns: Cougar WA and Randle, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. Passes available at Bear Meadows, Meta Lake and Windy Ridge.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters and Visitor Centers

General Information


From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer right in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Follow Forest Road 25 for 17.9 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 99. Follow Forest Road 99 for 8.9 and turn right on Forest Road 26. Follow Forest Road 26 for 1 mile and arrive at the Norway Pass Trail Head on your left.

From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on Forest Road 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive FR 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 9.2 miles to Forest Road 26 and turn right.  The Norway Pass Trailhead will be on your left on Forest Road 26.

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