Trail #220 Strawberry Mountain

 

A map depicting trails in the Green River area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

Green River area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include:  
Goat Creek Trail #205
Goat Mountain Trail #217 
Green River Trail #213
Quartz Creek Big Trees Trail #219
Ryan Lake Trail #222
Strawberry Mountain Trail #220
Tumwater Trail #218
Vanson Peak Trail #217A
Vanson Ridge Trail #213A

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail is open to hiker, horse and bicycle use.

From Forest Road 2516 the trail heads north toward the peak. From Road 2516 south, the trail takes you through timber to tie in with the Boundary Trail #1 near Bear Meadow. A short spur trail (0.25 mile from Road 2516) takes you to the site of the old fire lookout on Strawberry Mountain. On a clear day you might see the lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens.

This trail was developed by miners sometime before 1895. Today you will be walking through silver forests in places where the lateral blast from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens climbed up to the top of Strawberry Ridge, spilling over in places before the power of the blast dissipated. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/06/2018. Trail has been cleared except for a large rootwad on the trail approximately a 25 min. hike south from the trailhead on Forest Road 2516.
Restrictions: Closed to all motorized use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

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 another 17.3 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2516. Follow Forest Road 2516 for 5.9 miles to the end of the drive-able road. Follow the road for approximately 1 mile to the trail. 

Access: This trail may also can be reached from the Boundary Trail #1 near Bear Meadow on Forest Road 99, or from the Green River Trail #213. Access from the north end, off Road 26, is on private land. Rough road conditions limit the amount of use.


Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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Backpacking

From Forest Road 2516 the trail heads north toward the peak. You will pass two small ponds on the east side of the ridge, 4 miles from Road 2516. From there the trail drops down the ridge and into the timber. From Road 2516 south, the trail takes you through timber to tie in with the Boundary Trail #1 near Bear Meadow. A short spur trail (0.25 mile from Road 2516) takes you to the site of the old fire lookout on Strawberry Mountain. On a clear day you might see the lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens. This trail was developed by miners sometime before 1895. Today you will be walking through silver forests in places where the lateral blast from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens climbed up to the top of Strawberry Ridge, spilling over in places before the power of the blast dissipated. Access: This trail can be reached from the Boundary Trail #1 near Bear Meadow on Forest Road 99, or from Road 2516, which intersects the trail near the site of the old fire lookout on Strawberry Mountain, or from the Green River Trail #213. Access from the north end, off Road 26, is on private land. Rough road conditions limit the amount of use.

Day Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
10.7 miles

  Elevation : 
2920' - 5200'

 



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