Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Area Tr. #247

Area Status: Open
Trail through tall mixed conifers.

This is a great place for bird watching, a picnic or hike, just south of Randle, Washington. The day use area has an accessible vault toilet, 3 picnic tables and grills and provides access to Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail #247. The scenic 1.5 mile loop travels through five habitat areas with interpretive signs offering hikers an opportunity to learn about diverse wildlife and their habitats. This trail, built by volunteers, was built to be accessible. It is four feet wide with compacted gravel surfacing.  For a longer hike, continue on the Oldgrowth Loop Trail #247A.

Video: Find out more about the Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife "Story Trail". Note: This video is from 2020 but helps show what the Story Trail is! The featured story for 2023 is 'Look What I Found in the Woods' by Moira Butterfield.

A coyote track embedded in an interpretive panel along a trail A green meadow lined by forest Large nurse tree with holes in it from wildlife. Ferns and berries and greenery in a forest. Trail through tall mixed conifers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/25/2023: Open for the season and a Northwest Forest day/annual pass or interagency pass is now required. Passes can be purchased at a local ranger station, online and at participating local vendors. Please follow Leave No Trace principles when recreating in the forest.
Reservations: Recreation Passes are accepted as a form of payment.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day ( No Fee 10/01/22 - 05/2023)
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer right in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Follow Forest Road 25 for 4.8 miles.

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