Trail #156 Wildcat

Area Status: Closed

The 2.5 mile Wildcat Trail begins at its intersection with Siouxon Trail #130, about 4.5 miles east from the new location of the Siouxon Trailhead on Forest Road 5701. Here the trail fords Siouxon Creek, which can be 2 to 3 feet deep during periods of high water. The trail climbs a steep and rocky grade for 0.5 mile past the base of Wildcat Falls before continuing to climb to a viewpoint above the 75-foot cascading waterfall. Climbing Wildcat Ridge, the trail gains over 2,000 feet in elevation before ending at Huffman Peak Trail #129. At this point you can head east and south on Huffman Peak Trail #129 to meet the Siouxon Trail near Forest Road 5701 to complete a loop.

Alert: This trail is within the Big Hollow Fire (2020) burned area. Hikers travel at their own risk. Please review safety tips for burned areas.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/08/2023: While portions of the Wildcat Trail are technically open at this time, the Siouxon Trailhead and connector trails to Wildcat are closed due to the 2022 Siouxon Fire. To view the closure area map, click here. To read the forest closure order, click here Expect to see consistant snow pack at starting at 3,000 feet with patchy snow lower down.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Amboy, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Administrative Headquarters  (360) 449-7800

General Information


Siouxon Trailhead


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

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  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

  Elevation : 
1500' - 3600'