Forest Road 26

Area Status: Closed

Forest Road 26 travels north to south, from Forest Road 25 to Forest Road 99 (Windy Ridge) near Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. It is a paved road that has not been well maintained. There are some gravel sections, slumps, and potholes.  Please be careful!

The road is very scenic leading into the blast zone near Mt. St. Helens. Along the road, you will see blown down trees from the eruption and new trees and plants that have grown back.

The road accesses Goat Mountain Trail, Norway Pass, and the Mt. Margaret Backcountry. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/29/22: Gate is locked. Road is closed for season. Please check back Spring 2023 for updated road condition reports.
Seasonal info: Road is closed and gated for the Winter/Spring season (typically mid to late June).
Usage: Medium
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District (360) 497-1100


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