Trail #4 Snagtooth

Area Status: Unreachable

This 4.8 mile trail runs from upper Quartz Creek Trail #5 to Boundary Trail #1 crossing Forest Road 9341 at 2.1 miles south of Boundary Trail #1 and 2.7 miles northwest of Quartz Creek Trail #5. This trail is used as an access route to the Boundary Trail #1 (above Forest Road 9341) and to the Quartz Creek Trail #5 below the road. 

Heading north from Forest Road 9341 this is a pleasant hike that starts out along Snagtooth Creek and acends up to the upper parts of Snagtooth Mountain where the trail intersects Boundary Trail #1 north of Snagtooth Mountain and west of Hat Rock.

To the south and east of Forest Road 9341, Snagtooth Trail passes through three logged over areas before joining Quartz Creek Trail #5. While the trail is steep, descending 1465 feet in 1 mile, it provides the quickest way to reach the upper Quartz Creek Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/05/2017: Trail will likely be snow covered at upper elevations until early Summer.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Northwoods, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount Adams Ranger District

General Information


Access via Quartz Creek Trail #5 or Boundary Trail #1

Forest Road 9341 access point:

From Cougar, WA Follow Lewis River Road/Forest Road 90 east for 28 miles. Then go left and stay on Forest Road 90 for another 11.3 miles. Then go left on Forest Road 93 and travel 6 miles and continue straight on the 9341 spur. Follow Forest Road 9341 for about 4.5 miles to where the trail crosses the road.



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  Area/Length : 
4.8 miles

  Elevation : 
2600' - 5000'