Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 99)
Area Status: Open
Provides access to: Smith Creek Trail #225. Trailhead is a small pullout, with space enough for perhaps three vehicles. Very limited parking.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||5/4/2023: Due to a deep snowpack at higher elevations, Forest Road 99 is still closed. This road does not generally reopen until mid June to early July depending on how long it takes the snow to melt.|
|Fees:||No fee or pass required at Smith Creek Trailhead on Forest Road 99. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.|
|Closest Towns:||Randle, WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
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 Forest Road 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 14 miles to the Smith Creek Trailhead. About 0.3 miles beyond the viewpoint.
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