Copper Creek Trail #876

Area Status: Open
The Copper Creek Trail is a short but steep jaunt up Copper Ridge above Lake Cushman.

This is a steep 2.1 mile trail that forms a short loop at the ridge top. At 0.2 miles the trail passes the Brown Mule mine site, then continues to follow Copper Creek canyon to the abandoned Apex Mine site at 1.4 miles. At 1.3 miles the trail branches and ascends to the ridge crest separating Copper and Elk Creek watersheds. At 1.9 miles the trail branches again, with both branches of the trail leading to the ridge crest. A “way trail” along the ridge connects these two branches to form a loop (the ridge leads toward Timber Mountain and Lightning Peak). The trail begins at Forest Service Road 2451.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Hoodsport, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Hoodsport, WA turn onto State Route 119 off of Highway 101. Follow State Route 119 for 9.0 miles to the junction with Forest Road 24. Turn left and travel 6 miles to Forest Service Road 2451. Turn left at the causeway and park without blocking the gate. Drive over the causeway bridge and continue about ½ mile on Forest Road 2451 to the trailhead located on the left.

See also: Copper Creek trailhead.


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  Area/Length : 
2.1 miles