Trail #61 Clear Fork


A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

Goat Rocks Wilderness vicinity map. Trails include: Angry Mountain  #90, Bluff Lake #65, Bypass #97, Clear Fork #61, Clear Lost  #76, Coleman Weedpatch #121, Coyote #79, Glacier Lake #89, Goat Ridge #95, Jordan Creek #94, Lily Basin  #86, Nannie Ridge #98, Packwood Lake #78, Pipeline Road #74, Snowgrass #96, Three Peaks #69, Upper Lake Creek #81, Walupt Lake #101. Click here for a larger image file.

Area Status: Not Cleared

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

Features along this trail include Lily Lake, old growth forest and the upper Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River within Goat Rocks Wilderness.

Beginning at the end of Road 46, the Clear Fork Trail gradually climbs through a dense forest. The trail passes Lily Lake, crosses Clear Lost Trail #76, then follows above the Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River. It crosses the Clear Fork (at 6.5 miles), and then climbs steeply into a forested landscape and ends on the Pacific Crest Trail at Tieton Pass.

Alert: There are no bridges over streams, making crossings difficult until late summer.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required.  Free self- issue Wilderness Permits are available at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Access from Clear Fork Trailhead or Pacific Crest Trail #2000.

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  Area/Length : 
9.6 miles

  Elevation : 
3600' - 4800'