Forest Road 26

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

FR26 travels north to south, from FR 25 to FR 99 near Mt. St. Helens. It is currently closed on the north side at mile marker 8, and on the south side just above Ryan Lake. 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: 05/08/2017: Closed at milepost 8 on the north side due to washout. Closed just past Ryan lake coming from Forest Road 99. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
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