Trail #242 Fossil

Area Status: Unknown

The trail starts in the Kalama Horse Camp before swinging northward and crossing Forest Road 81. After climbing steadily along an old roadbed, the trail enters a magnificent stand of old-growth. The trail passes through a 0.25-mile stretch of young trees before re­entering the older forest. Traversing the western face of Goat Mountain, you enter an ancient stand of old-growth noble fir, ending at a saddle on the north shoulder of the peak. The trail drops downslope and connects with an abandoned road leading to Forest Road 8123.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Forest Road 81 gated and closed at Cougar Sno-park and Kalama Horse Camp.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters & Visitor Centers

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Kalama Horse Camp (Forest Road 81)



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Horse Riding & Camping

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  Area/Length : 
7.0 miles

  Elevation : 
2100' - 3500'


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