Forest Road 23

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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: 07/19/2018: Open, Beginning July 23 to August 27, Forest road 23 will be closed from Forest Road 2322 to Forest Road 2325. (Milepost 21 to Milepost 24.5) for repairs. Forest road 2322 will be accessible. Paving will be occurring at other repair sites as well. Call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for alternate routes 360-497-1100..
Usage: Medium

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