Sno-Park: Trail of Two Forests

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This site is the winter recreation parking area for Trail of Two Forests and Ape Cave areas. Please always Leave No Trace.

Visitors exploring Ape Cave during the winter season are advised to carry snow shoes and be prepared for winter conditions. Snow depth at the exit of the upper cave is considerably deeper then at the caves entrance. Carry the ten essentials, be prepared for winter conditions and carry at least two sources of light.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Site is open, but Forest Road 8303 is gated just beyond. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic are prohibited beyone the gate. Ape Cave remains closed.
Permit Info: Dec. 1 through March 30: 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: If visiting Ape Cave, to procect the fragil cave environment, the following are prohibited:
  • Pets
  • Food or Drinks (except water)
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Fires
  • Camping
  • Smoking 
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Restroom at Kalama Horse Camp
Passes: April 1 through Nov. 30: America the Beautiful or Northwest Forest Passes accepted.
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General Information


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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