Sno-Park: Trail of Two Forests

Area Status: Closed

The site is open for picnicing and hiking Trail of Two Forests Trail #233, a 1/4 mile boardwalk trail that leads you over a 1,900 year old lava flow. Facilities may be snow-covered in winter. 



At a Glance

Current Conditions: 01/10/2022: Forest Road 83 to Cougar Snow Park is now open. Expect icy & narrow conditions along the road.  For current conditions contact Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (360) 449-7800. Sno-Park permit required December 1-March 31.
Fees: 04/01/22: The 2022 sno-park season has ended. For current road conditions contact Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Sno-park passes are required December 1-March 31.
Permit Info: Dec. 1 through March 31: Washington State Sno-Park Permit required and not available on-site. Purchase online or from a vendor. One per vehicle. No other pass required during Sno-Park season.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Winter
Busiest Season: Winter weekends
Restrictions: Ape Cave is CLOSED for the winter. It is a violation of Federal law to enter Ape Cave or its facilities. Please protect the cave ecosystem and wildlife by obeying the closure order. 
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: April 1 through Nov. 30: America the Beautiful or Northwest Forest Passes accepted.
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From Cougar, WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. Continue on Forest Road 90 approximately 4 miles and turn left on forest Roaqd 83. Drive north on Forest Road 83 for 3 miles then turn left onto Forest Road 8303 and go 0.2 miles towards Trail of Two Forests.

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