Trail #265 East Canyon

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is open to motorcyles, hikers, horses, and bicycles.

This 7.7 mile trail offers beautiful view of Goat Rocks, Rainier, Tongue Mountain and Juniper Ridge. Also of interest along the trail are peeled cedar trees whose bark was used by the Yakama Indians to make baskets.

After a 3-mile hike from Forest Road 5601 near Ollallie Lake, the trail climbs the East Canyon Ridge to meet Forest Road 2328. The trail then follows Forest Road 2328 for 1.5 miles before descending to Forest Road 2322. (Watch for vehicles on Road 2328.)

This trail appears to have been used extensively by Yakama Indians as they traveled from berry picking camps near Olallie, Takhlakh and Chain of Lakes to fishing camps along the Cispus River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/20/2018: Open, Beginning July 23 to August 27, Forest road 23 will be closed from Forest Road 2322 to Forest Road 2325. (Milepost 21 to Milepost 24.5) for repairs. Forest road 2322 will be accessible. Paving will be occurring at other repair sites as well. Call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for alternate routes 360-497-1100. Trail maintenance has not been done. The trail head is unreachable due to washout on Forest Road 2325.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trail is closed to ATV use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
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 left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Service Road 23 for 30.2 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2329. Follow Forest Road 2329 for .78 miles. Road 2329 turns to the right at the junction of Forest Road 5601. Follow Forest Road 5601 (straight) for about .5 miles.

The trail leaves from Forest Road 5601 near Ollallie Lake Campground.



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  Area/Length : 
7.7 miles

  Elevation : 
2400' - 4900'


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