Bear Creek Mountain Trail #1130

This travels within Goat Rocks Wilderness from Conrad Meadows to Section 3 Lake Trailhead. The lower mile from Conrad is very steep as it climbs through open timber.  

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
  • Camping prohibited within 100 feet of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and within 100 feet of lakes.
  • Shoe Lake basin and Snow Grass Flats are closed to camping and campfires; camping is available at Hidden Springs (about 1 mile west of Shoe Lake).
  • The Yakima Indian Reservation, bordering the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the southeast side, is closed to the general public except for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail route  
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Naches Ranger District, (509) 653 1401

General Information


Conrad Meadows Trailhead

From Packwood, WA take US-12 E for 27.5 miles and turn right on Forest Road 1200 (Tieton Reservoir Road) and follow for about 3 miles and go left on Forest Road 1200 (Tieton Reservoir Road) and follow for 3.6 miles. Turn right on forest Road 1204 (Cold Creek) and follow for 2.7 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 750 and follow for about a mile. Take a right on Forest Road 1000 (S Fork Tieton Road) and follow 6.9 miles to the trailhead.


Day Hiking


Horse Riding