Forest Road 23

Area Status: Not Cleared

Forest Road 23 accesses the east side of the Gifford Pinchot N. F. It connects the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District and the Mt. Adams Ranger District passing through beautiful high Cascades and Wilderness senery along the way. Driving along Upper Cispus River and Mt. Adams Wilderness Area, with ajacent roads to High Lakes area access available.

FR 23 is not maintained in winter,  Baby Shoe Pass is not accessible. It re-opens in the snow free months in early Summer through Fall. It is paved for most of its route, there is a 12 mile gravel stretch over Babyshoe Pass.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/22/2018: Road 23 has been repaired, From the Randle side the road is open to Mile post 31 and then solid impassable snow. Currently from Trout Lake, you can drive almost to the Rd. 90 jct.  This will likely be possible by Memorial Day weekend.
Usage: Medium


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