Norway Pass Trailhead
Embark on your journey into the rugged and wild Mount Margaret Backcounty from Norway Pass Trailhead. Boundary Trail #1 leads into the backcountry, and provides access to Lakes Trail #211, Independence Ridge Trail #227A and the extremely challenging Whitter Ridge Trail #214. See Mount St. Helens Map.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||5/5/2023: Due to a deep snowpack at higher elevations, Forest Road 99 and Forest Road 26 are still closed. This area does not generally reopen until mid June to early July depending on how long it takes the snow to melt.|
|Permit Info:||A Mount Margaret Backcountry Permit is required for overnight camping. Purchase permits in advance online. Permits not available on-site.|
|Restrictions:||Mount Margaret Backcountry Restrictions:
|Closest Towns:||Cougar WA and Randle, WA|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Passes:||America the Beautiful or Northwest Forest Pass accepted at the trailhead.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
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 17.9 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 99. Follow Forest Road 99 for 8.9 and turn right on Forest Road 26. Follow Forest Road 26 for 1 mile and arrive at the Norway Pass Trail Head on your left.
From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on Forest Road 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive FR 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 9.2 miles to Forest Road 26 and turn right. The Norway Pass Trailhead will be on your left on Forest Road 26.
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