Recreation

William O. Douglas Wilderness.

Whether you seek solitude, social activity, creative inspiration, wildlife, forest products or scenic beauty, you can find it in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. 

Recreation sites on the forest are grouped into three areas:

Site Conditions: Scroll to Recreation Conditions Report below the map

Some campgrounds and group sites are available to reserve in advance at Recreation.gov.

 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Current Conditions

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ape Cave Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Forest Road 8303 to Ape Cave gated at Trail of Two Forests Sno-Park. Visitors must walk 1 mile to the cave entrance. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required for site use and NOT available on-site. Cave open during daylight hours, year-round. No pets, food or drink allowed inside the cave, except water. Bring two-three light sources per person. Ape Headquarters will reopen in the spring.
Bear Meadow Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Blast Edge Viewpoint; Monument Entry Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Boating Site: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Road is open to Goose Lake coming from both directions.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open. The dam at lake has been removed until Summer.
Campground: Adams Fork Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Beaver Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season until late May.
Campground: Big Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: FS Rd. 54 is closed on the West side due to road damage. Campground is only reachable if driving on Rd. 54 coming from the East (off FS. Rd. 30)Campground has not been maintained this season. Camp at your own risk & pack out your own trash.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season until Summer.
Campground: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Closed for season until Summer.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Iron Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: La Wis Wis Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is closed for the season until mid-May 2019. There are 2 campsites outside the gate available during the off-season. Please pack out your own trash. ALERT: High clearance vehicles (trucks/SUV's)may now use Road 90 from the West traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area. For trailers & lower clearance passenger cars, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of Trout Lake to Rd. 90 coming from the East. Be aware this section has plenty of potholes. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402. Reservations are highly recommended at this very popular campground 1-877-444-6777 for the Summer months. Walk up sites(on a first come basis)are also available but are hard to get in Summer.
Campground: Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Moss Creek Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until Summer 2019.
Campground: North Fork Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, A portion of the campground has been decommissioned due to hazards posed by phellinus infection in trees in the area. Reservations through recreation.gov
Campground: North Fork Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Oklahoma Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until mid-May 2019.
Campground: Olallie Lake Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed
Campground: Panther Creek Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until mid-May 2019.
Campground: Paradise Creek Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until mid-May.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Campground is closed for the season until early June 2019.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season until Summer.
Campground: Soda Spring Closed to Visitor 10/01/2018: primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Summit Closed to Visitor 10/01/2018: primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open year round. Reservations are accepted May 1- Oct. 1. First come, first served the rest of year.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Tower Rock Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 10/10/2018: Open.
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Closed to Visitor 12/12/2018: Closed for the season. Possible deep snow on Forest Road 99.
Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest Road 81 gated for the season at Cougar Sno-Park on the east and just past Kalama Horse Camp on the west.
Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Open to Visitor Electric motors only. Fishing regs: Trout, year-round. Minimum size 16", limit 1. Artificial lures only, no bait, single point barbless hooks. See selective gear rules. No parking pass currently required. Restrooms open year-round.
Cowlitz Valley area Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 2150 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 23 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2018: Forest Rd. 23 from Randle, WA to Trout Lake is typically blocked by snow during the Winter months until early June.
Forest Road 2329 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 24 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Road is closed for Winter recreation use only Dec. 1 - March 31.
Forest Road 25 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: From Randle Wa, to Cougar the road currently has at least 12" of new snow on it and not recommended for travel. Road is typically blocked by snow during the Winter months until early June.
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 2750 Open to Visitor 10/20/2018: Open, Road is passable to narrow vehicles with high clearance due to washouts.  The road is rough and there is a narrow slide area at MP 3.0.  Recommend high clearance vehicles only and road is not safely passable to trailers.  
Forest Road 28 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 2801 Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 12/11/2018: Open. There may be times during the Winter when the road still needs to be cleared of snow, but it is plowed on a regular basis. Check the Skamania County website, Public Works link for plowing updates during the Winter.
Forest Road 41    12/11/2018: Road is not plowed during the Winter months. From Lookout Mountain to Sunset Falls the road is rough and slow going. High clearance vehicle recommended.
Forest Road 4109 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Road is blocked by snow in Winter months. Recommended for High clearance vehicles only. Road is rough and in bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Snow covered in Winter.
Forest Road 43 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Expect road to be snow covered in Winter months.
Forest Road 48 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 51 /Curly Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 12/11/2018: Open. During the Winter, there may be times after heavy snow that the road hasn't been plowed yet.  For road conditions updates, check the Skamania County website, Public Works link.
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 11/26/18: Skate Creek Rd is open for the season. Watch for ice and frost heaves and slumps in the road.
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 6/01/2018: Forest Rd. 54 is closed on the West side due to road damage, just past the junction of Rd. 54 & Rd. 57. The road is now melted to the Soda Peaks Lake trailhead on the East side. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 56 Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. compact snow and ice on the road.
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. Compact snow and ice on the road.
Forest Road 5701 Open to Visitor 6/30/2017: Open
Forest Road 59 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. High clearance recommended. Narrow road in places.
Forest Road 60 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Road is closed for Winter Recreation use only Dec. 1 - March 31.  Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 63 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. Travel not recommended from the Randle side due to washout ruts in the road. Road is not open due to a large slide at Whalehead Ridge area.
Forest Road 65 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Expect snow on road at higher elevations all Winter. NOTE: Rd. 65. has a short section of flood damage just past Falls Cr. Falls Horsecamp.  Access to Thomas Lake TH is passable by a higher clearance vehicle (Ex. Truck or SUV) otherwise access via Rd. 6507.
Forest Road 66 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Expect road to be snow covered during Winter through mid-Spring. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 75 Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. Open for 5.5 miles to washout.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2018: Road to trailhead is currently blocked by snow through late Spring. Parking can be a challenge on weekends. Please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Forest Road 81 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2018: Gated for the winter on the west side just past Kalama Horse Camp and on the east side at Cougar Sno-Park. Road snow and ice covered and not plowed.
Forest Road 8123 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2018: Forest Road 81 gated for the winter on the west side just past Kalama Horse Camp and on the east side at Cougar Sno-Park. Road snow and ice covered and not plowed.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 12/11/2018: Rd. 82 is kept plowed open to SnowKing Sno-Park in Winter (Elev. 3,200 ft.). NOTE: It is unknown whether the Bird Creek Meadows area road will be re-opened the summer of 2019. Call in June for a current update on the restoration work in progress after the Cougar Creek Fire.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 12/12/2018: Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required for site use at Marble Mountain, Cougar and Trail of Two Forests Sno-Parks and NOT available on-site. Snow levels dropping so be prepared for winter driving conditions. No parking on the road.
Forest Road 8303 Closed to Visitor 12/12/18: Gated at Trail of Two Forests Sno-Park for the winter season. Visitors will need to walk a mile to the cave. A Washington State Sno-Park pass is required for use and NOT available on-site.  
Forest Road 8322 Closed to Visitor Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Forest Road 84 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Forest Road 85 Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. High Clearance 4 x 4 recommended. There is a washout at milepost 9.2 and one at milepost 9.4. Use not advised.
Forest Road 88 Closed to Visitor 12/04/2018: Road is closed for Winter Recreation use only Dec. 1 - March 31.  Note: Road 88 is washed out 7 miles north of Big Tire Jct., cannot connect to FR 90 due to the washout at MP 19.7.
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 12/04/2018: Rd. 90 is closed at the Curley Cr. Rd. intersection heading East for Winter wildlife protection Dec. 1 - March 31. ALERT: High clearance vehicles (trucks/SUV's or cars with at least 8" of clearance) may use Road 90 from the West traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area. For trailers & lower clearance passenger cars, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of Trout Lake to Rd. 90 coming from the East. Be aware this section has plenty of potholes. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 7/13/2017: Open
Forest Road 99 Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park.
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Horse Camp: Cody Closed to Visitor 10/15/2018: Closed
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Call the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current road conditions.
Horse Camp: Keenes Closed to Visitor 10/15/2018: Closed
Horse Camp: Lewis River Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Horse camp is now open for the season. Water is available for stock use only.
Horse Camp: Walupt Closed to Visitor 10/15/2018: Closed
Huckleberry Access Open to Visitor 6/28/2018: Open. Indian Heaven Wilderness is closed to all access beyond the end of the Access Road.
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 11/26/2017: Open
Interpretive Site: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 6/28/2017: Open
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open. Access to one of the most interesting and accessible hikes on the forest. Trail has been cleared. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season.
Johnston Ridge Observatory Closed to Visitor Closed for the winter season. State Route 504 gated at milepost 45. Coldwater Science and Learning Center at milepost 43 open weekends only, 10 am to 4 pm.
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Lahar Viewpoint Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Visitors may still access the site by foot, ski, or snowmobile.
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 12/12/2018: Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Visitors may access the site by foot, ski, or snowmobile.
Lewis River Open to Visitor Check Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations for fishing season and rules.
Lewis River Valley Open to Visitor 7/29/2018: ALERT: Road 90 is closed coming from the West past Curley Creek Falls Road 9039. If traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of Trout Lake to Rd. 90 coming from the East. Be aware this section has plenty of potholes. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Meta Lake Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Miners Car Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Closed to Visitor The Climber's Bivouac trailhead is now CLOSED for the season. Climbers should use the Marble Mountain Sno-Park trailhead and Worm Flows winter climbing route.
Mount Margaret Backcountry Closed to Visitor   Mount Margaret Backcountry Conditions Report.  11/26/2018:

Snow and winter conditions are present in the Mount Margaret Backcountry at all elevations.

 

The Lakes Trail,  South Coldwater and Norway Pass trailheads are open, HOWEVER, South Coldwater Trailhead is now 3/4 mile beyond the Highway 504 winter road closure (milepost 45) so hikers will have to park at Hummocks Trail parking lot and walk in. In addition, Forest Road 99 is snow-covered; Norway Pass trailhead is not reachable by most vehicles.

 

Forest Road 26 is closed from the north, so to get to Norway Pass, take Forest Road 99 to Forest Road 26 north. Trails and campsites in the Mount Margaret Backcountry may be snow-covered. Overnight camping is allowed only at 8 designated sites; these sites must be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Bicycles , stock and fires are prohibited.

   

Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor State Route 504 to Johnston Ridge Observatory gated for the winter at milepost 45 just past Coldwater Lake and the Hummocks Trail. Be prepared for possible snow and ice at higher elevations. Forest Road 83 gated at Marble Mountain Sno-Park for the winter. Forest Road 81 gated on the west side just past Kalama Horse Camp, and on the east side at Cougar Sno-Park. Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 25 gated on the north at the 25/99 junction and on the south 4 miles north of the 25/90 junction.
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor 12/04/2018: Road to trailhead now has over a foot of snow on it at 4,000 ft. (blocked lower by snow in the Winter months). Parking can be a challenge, particularly on weekends. Please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Mt. St. Helens East Side: Forest Roads 25 & 99 Open to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Roads 25 is gated for the winter at the 25/99 junction on the north side and 4 miles north of the 25/90 junction on the south. Forest Road 99 gated at Wakepish Sno-Park.
Mt. St. Helens South Side: Forest Roads 83 & 81 Open to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Forest Road 81 gated on the west side just past Kalama Horse Camp and on the east at Cougar Sno-Park. No parking allowed on the roads.
Mt. St. Helens West Side: State Highway 504 Open to Visitor State Highway 504 gated at milepost 45 for the winter season, just past the Hummocks Trail and Coldwater Lake. Check weather forecast or the live Mount St. Helens Volcanocam at http://www.mountsthelens.com/volcanocam.html to determine visiblility of the volcano. Snow levels dropping, so you may encounter snow and ice at higer elevations.
Observation Site: McClellan Open to Visitor Beautiful, distant view of the southeast side (non-crater side) of Mount St. Helens on a clear day. Elevation is 2,900 feet, so check snow levels.
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open
Observation Site: Palisades Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open
Pine Creek Information Center Closed to Visitor Closed for the season. Will reopen in summer, 2019.
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor 12/11/2018: The road to the cabin is currently open. Cabin renters may need to park at the sno-park when snow arrives. Please remember to turn off the heaters, oven, and lamps when you leave. When snow is present all vehicles must have a Washington Sno-Park permit to park in the sno-park thru March 31.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Cabin Open to Visitor 12/11/2018: Parking in the winter at Atkisson Sno-Park requires a WA Sno-Park permit thru March 31.Expect snow on the road to cabin.  Overnight reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance on www.recreation.gov Please contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for updates 509-395-3402.
Rivers and Streams Open to Visitor Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/08/2017: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Open to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: ALERT: High clearance vehicles (trucks/SUV's)may now use Road 90 from the West traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area. For trailers & lower clearance passenger cars, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of Trout Lake to Rd. 90 coming from the East. Be aware this section has plenty of potholes. The day use area is extremely popular and hard to find parking on weekends. Parking alongside Rd. 90 is not allowed within two miles of the Falls. For a less crowded experience, it is recommended to plan your visit on a weekday if possible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated.
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 8322) Closed to Visitor 12/06/18: Forest Road 83 closed above Marble Mountain Sno-Park due to snow and winter conditions.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 99) Closed to Visitor 12/06/18: Forest Road 99 closed above Wakepish Sno-Park due to snow and winter conditions.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Open to Visitor 12/10/2018: Approx. 5-6" of new snow. More snow needed for adequate coverage of xc-ski and snowshoe trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info.
Sno-Park: Cougar Open to Visitor 12/12/2018: Currently, no snow. May be icy. A Washington State Sno-Park pass required for use and not available at the site. No parking allowed on the road. Elevation 2,275 ft.
Sno-Park: Flattop Open to Visitor 12/10/2018: Approx. 5-6" of new snow. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: Overnight guests staying at the Government Mineral Springs cabin can still park at the cabin. When snow blocks the road, a Washington Sno-Park permit is required to park in the Sno-Park.
Sno-Park: Johnson Creek Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Closed. A Washington State Sno-park permit is required Dec 1 to April 1.
Sno-Park: Koshko Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: More snow needed for adequate coverage of xc-ski and snowshoe trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: More snow needed for adequate coverage of trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info.
Sno-Park: Marble Mountain Open to Visitor 12/13/2018: 3-4 inches of snow on the ground. Road plowed and icy. No parking allowed on the road. A Washington State Sno-Park pass is required, and not available at the site. Marble Mountain Shelter open. Bring your own firewood if you wish to heat the shelter's stove. Elevation 2,650 ft.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: More snow needed for adequate coverage of xc-ski and snowshoe trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Oldman Pass Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: More snow needed for adequate coverage of xc-ski and snowshoe trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Orr Creek Closed to Visitor 05/08/2018: Closed. A Washington State Sno-park permit is required Dec. 1 to April 1.
Sno-Park: Pineside Open to Visitor 12/10/2018: Approx. 5-6" of new snow. More snow needed for adequate coverage of xc-ski and snowshoe trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: More snow needed for adequate coverage of xc-ski and snowshoe trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Skate Creek Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Sno-Park Pass not required for summer season.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor 12/10/2018: Road is no longer plowed to this Sno-Park.
Sno-Park: SnowKing Open to Visitor 12/10/2018: Approx. 5-6" of new snow. More snow needed for adequate coverage of xc-ski and snowshoe trails. Washington Sno-Park permit is required Dec. 1 through March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info.
Sno-Park: Wakepish Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Parking lot not gated. A Washington State Sno-park permit is required starting in December, 2018.
The Worm Flows, Winter Climbing Route Open to Visitor 12/03/18: View Climbing Conditions Report. The Worm Flows winter climbing route is now open for climbers. Expect full winter conditions, including deep snow, ice and extreme weather. The use of crampons and ice axe, as well as snowshoes or skis, is strongly recommended for safety.
Trail #10 High Camp Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018:Road to trailhead is not passable this time of year due to snow.
Trail #102 Filloon Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #103 Ponderosa   
Trail #104 Spacing Study    12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. When the snow melts from the road in late Spring, trailhead is accessible to higher clearance vehicles (Ex. Subaru or higher) using Rd. 65; low clearance vehicles are  recommended to use Rd. 6507 to Thomas Lake TH due to damage on Rd.65.  Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #114 High Line Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 12/11/2018: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #121 Coleman Weedpatch Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 11/26/2017: Open.
Trail #124 Paradise Open to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trail #130 Siouxon Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Trail has not been cleared of debris/trees this season. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #132 Observation Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Open.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Forest Road 54 to trailhead is still open until Winter snow arrives. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Open to Visitor 6/20/2018: Open.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Trail to falls is open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open.
Trail #140 Horseshoe Ridge Open to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #145 Bunker Hill    Condition unknown
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #148 Snofoot Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Open
Trail #149A Cedar Creek    Condition unknown
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #150 Snofoot Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Open
Trail #152 Falls Creek Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Upper portion of trail will be snow covered until late Spring. Trail has not been cleared of downed trees this season. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Road to trailhead is now open through November 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills    .
Trail #155 West Crater   
Trail #156 Wildcat Closed to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Trail is currently snow covered.
Trail #158 Big Hollow Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open.
Trail #159 Terminator Open to Visitor 3/20/2018: Expect snow on trail.
Trail #16 Shorthorn Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Expect snow on trail at upper elevation until late June. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #171A Shortcut Open to Visitor 6/27/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open.
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Open
Trail #176 Elk Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Open to Visitor 7/28/2017: Open.
Trail #180A Ed's Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open. Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180B Chinook Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open. Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock Open to Visitor 3/12/2018: Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180E Indian Pits Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Road to trailhead is in rough shape to trailhead.
Trail #183 South Climb Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is now snow covered and not plowed during the Winter or Spring. Parking can be a challenge on weekends, please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trail #184 Lava Canyon Closed to Visitor Forest Road 83 gated at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Trail snow covered. Please stay well back from the water, and use extreme caution on the lower section past the suspension bridge.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Closed to Visitor 3/08/2018: Not yet cleared of downed trees.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/02/2018: Open.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/02/2018: Open.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Open to Visitor
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #1: Boundary- Hummocks to Johnston Ridge Open to Visitor 12/10/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Road to Johnston Ridge Observatory closed for the season.
Trail #1: Boundary- Johnston Ridge to Truman Trail Open to Visitor 12/10/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Road to Johnston Ridge Observatory closed for the season.
Trail #1: Boundary- Truman #207 to Norway Pass Open to Visitor 12/10/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Road to Johnston Ridge Observatory closed for the season.
Trail #1E Harry's Ridge Open to Visitor 12/10/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Road to Johnston Ridge Observatory closed for the season.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 10/3/2017: Open
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor 7/04/2018: Open. At Rock Creek near Stevenson, WA trail closed to stock use, detour in place on the 2070 Rd. Section is Passable for hikers. Contact the Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trail #201 Eruption Open to Visitor 12/10/18: Winter conditions exist and no longer ADA accessible; expect snow and ice. Road to Johnston Ridge Observatory closed for the season.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #210 Meta Lake Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor 12/10/18: Mixed snow and ice, be prepared for all winter conditions, especially in higher elevations.
Trail #213 Green River Closed to Visitor 12/12/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice.
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor Open, Loowit Trail Conditions Report   12/10/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Forest Roads 81, 99 and 83 east of Marble Mountain closed for the season.
Trail #216A Ptarmigan    12/06/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Trailhead unreachable.
Trail #216B June Lake Open to Visitor 12/12/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. 13 inches of snow at 3,400 ft. Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required for site use at Marble Mountain. Visitors can walk, ski or snowmobile about a mile to the trailhead.
Trail #216D: Abraham Open to Visitor 12/12/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice.
Trail #217 Goat Mountain Open to Visitor Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Trail #224 Harmony Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.
Trail #225 Smith Creek Open to Visitor 12/06/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Trailhead unreachable.
Trail #227 Independence Pass Closed to Visitor Closed due to washouts. 
Trail #227A Independence Ridge Open to Visitor 12/12/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Trailhead unreachable.
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open, not trail maintenance has been done. The trail currently has two bridges that have been removed.  The first crossing is over a dry creek channel and the second is over Covel Creek. Hikers should use discretion in finding alternative ways to cross. 
Trail #228A Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open, no trail maintenance has been done. Upper bridge has been removed.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trail has not been logged out. Upper Bridge has been removed. Creek flow is heavy right now.
Trail #229 Hummocks Open to Visitor 12/12/2018: Three mile loop trail. Winter conditions exist from now until spring; expect mud, snow and ice.
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor 12/12/2018: Access to South Coldwater Trailhead blocked by winter road closure on Highway 504. Park at Hummocks Trail parking lot and walk 3/4 mile to the trailhead. Trail may be snow-covered at higher elevations.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor 12/12/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Trailhead located about a mile past Highway 504 winter closure gate.
Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor 12/04/2018: Trail of Two Forests now a Sno-Park, so a Washington State Sno-Park permit required for use and NOT available on-site. Trail may be icy and/or snowy; use caution on the boardwalk.
Trail #234 Ape Canyon Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Ape Canyon Trail lies beyond the Forest Road 83 gate closure. 83 is gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required for site use at Marble Mountain and NOT available on-site. Snow levels dropping so be prepared for winter driving conditions.
Trail #237 Blue Horse    12/10/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Forest Road 81 closed and gated at Cougar Sno-park and Kalama Horse Camp.
Trail #238 Toutle    12/10/18: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Forest Road 81 gated and closed at Cougar Sno-Park and Kalama Horse Camp.
Trail #238A Butte Camp Open to Visitor 12/10/2018: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Forest Road 81 gated and closed at Cougar Sno-Park and Kalama Horse Camp.
Trail #240 Sheep Canyon Open to Visitor 12/04/2018: Forest Road 81 gated for the winter on the west side just past Kalama Horse Camp and on the east side at Cougar Sno-Park. Road snow and ice covered and not plowed. Trail snow covered.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 09/26/2018: Open, Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 09/26/2018: Open, Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season.
Trail #26 Middle Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Trail is open. Note: Trailhead is now located on FR 8841.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed. Open, The trail is open to all users. The trail is closed to all motorized use from Dec. 1 to April 1 for wildlife closure.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open,
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Open to Visitor 7/08/2017: Open
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Open to Visitor 7/08/2017: Open
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed . Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open. Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Trail is completely open. Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402. Note: There is a permanent detour around Middle Falls, the trail slid and is impassable between Lower and Middle Falls. All of the trail behind the detour is closed to all uses. Detour routes thru Middle Falls parking area.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open
Trail #31C Middle Falls Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open. Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402. Trail 31 has a detour west of Middle Falls due to a slide on the trail. To detour go up the trail to the Middle Falls parking lot then down the trail on the east side of the lot to return to the 31 trail.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Trails are not maintained in the Winter and Spring.  Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #34 Lemei Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Road to trailhead is now accessible. Expect snow on trail at higher elevations.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Road to trailhead is now accessible. Expect snow on trail near lake until mid to late June.
Trail #35 Service Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed debris. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Open to Visitor 5/15/2018: Road 8810 to trailhead is now open. Trail is now melted out & cleared of downed trees.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Open to Visitor
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Open to Visitor
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Open to Visitor
Trail #48 East Crater Open to Visitor 6/27/2018: Open. Trail is melted to Junction Lake & Blue Lake. Mosquito alert, bring repellent! Call Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Trail is open and has been cleared of downed debris. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #5 & #5B Quartz Creek & Quartz Creek Butte Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Trailhead is accessible. Trail has not yet been cleared of downed debris.
Trail #51 Big Tree Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Open
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Open.Trail has not been cleared of downed trees. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Open to Visitor 5/02/2018: Trail has not been maintained yet this season.
Trail #54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Open
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Open to Visitor 7/21/2018: Open.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Open
Trail #64 Riley Camp Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open.  Mosquito repellent highly recommended!
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open. Mosquito repellent highly recommended this time of year! Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #67 Hand Shake Open to Visitor 7/08/2017:Open
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Open to Visitor Road to the lake is in very poor condition.
Trail #71 Pine-Way Open to Visitor 7/21/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Open to Visitor 7/21/2018: Open.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Open to Visitor 5/01/2018: Trail is now accessible. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is not required in the off season to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #79 Coyote Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. Not open to stock. Washouts have been repaired. There are 25 trees down between Elk Pass and Packwood Saddle. 10 trees are small. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Trail will have lingering snow until early June.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor 7/08/2018: Open. Trail has not been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #81 Upper Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. There are 90+ trees down on the trail. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season to park at the Packwood Lake trailhead A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Open
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Trail #95 Goat Ridge Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. There is a minor washout at Jordan Basin. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season to park at the Berry Patch Trailhead.
Trail #96 Snowgrass Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Trail #98 Nannie Ridge Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.  The Goat Creek bridge at milepost 1.7 on the Snowgrass Trail #96 is closed to all stock use. Stock users must use the detour and ford the creek crossing.
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Open to Visitor 8/18/2017: Open
Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 12/12/2018: Site now a sno-park, so a Washington State Sno-Park permit required for use and not available on-site. 1/4 mile-long boardwalk over 1,900 year-old lava casts of trees. Site may be snowy and icy.
Trailhead: Ape Canyon Closed to Visitor 12/04/2018: Trail lies beyond the Forest Road 83 gate closure. Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required for site use at Marble Mountain and NOT available on-site. Snow levels dropping so be prepared for winter driving conditions. No parking on the road.
Trailhead: Berry Patch Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season to park at the trailhead.
Trailhead: Big Hollow Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: Open. Expect snow on trail in Winter. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Blue Lake (Mt St Helens) Closed to Visitor Forest Road 81 gated for the winter on the west side just past Kalama Horse Camp and on the east side at Cougar Sno-Park. Road snow and ice covered and not plowed.
Trailhead: Blue Lake ORV Open to Visitor 09/26/2018: Open, A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is not required in the off season to park at the trailhead.
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: Open. Expect snow to close road to trailhead during the Winter months.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is closed from Dec. 1 - March 31 for Winter Wildlife protection.
Trailhead: Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: East Crater Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is gated for the Winter Dec. 1 - March 31 two miles before the trailhead.
Trailhead: Filloon Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is closed for winter wildlife protection Dec. 1 - March 31. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Hummocks/ Boundary Open to Visitor 12/12/2018: Three mile loop trail. Winter conditions exist from now until spring; expect mud, snow and ice.
Trailhead: Independence Pass Closed to Visitor 12/04/18: Closed for the season.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - North Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: June Lake Open to Visitor 12/12/2018: Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required for site use at Marble Mountain. Visitors can walk, ski or snowmobile about a mile to the trailhead.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Lemei Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until late Spring. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until late May. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020) Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Trail is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Trail is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Middle Falls Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until April or May. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Lower) Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402. Note: Upper trailhead is accessed by Rd. 8841.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402. Note: Trail is accessed by Rd. 8841.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until mid Spring. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until mid Spring. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until mid Spring. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until mid Spring. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Open to Visitor 11/23/2018: Open. There may be snow on Rd. 24.  Road will be closed to Winter Recreation use only on Dec. 1st.
Trailhead: Observation Peak Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/25/2018: Open A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is not required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 07/25/2018: Open
Trailhead: Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until late Spring. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Service Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Silver Star    7/28/2018: Road 4109 to trailhead is a rough road with deep tire ruts.
Trailhead: Siouxon    5/01/2018: Recommended for 4WD or high clearance vehicles due to rough road.
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until late May/early June. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Snipes Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Snowgrass for hikers Closed to Visitor 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Trailhead: Soda Peaks Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: South Climb Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is blocked by snow and not plowed during the Winter or Spring.  Parking can be a challenge on weekends, Please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trailhead: South Coldwater Closed to Visitor 12/10/2018: Highway 504 to Johnston Ridge Observatory closed for the season; walk-in access only.
Trailhead: Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402. NOTE: Rd. 65 had some flood damage, recommended for higher clearance vehicles (Ex. Subaru or higher) to access Thomas Lake Trailhead. For low clearance vehicles, it is recommended to use Rd. 6507 to access Thomas Lake TH.
Trailhead: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead may be blocked by snow during the Winter months. For current information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Open
Trailhead: Upper Gotchen Creek (FR 8040) Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 12/06/2018: Open. Road may be icy/snow covered in Winter.
Trailhead: Williams Mine Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Closed to Visitor 12/06/2018: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until late Spring. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open.
Upper Cispus River Open to Visitor Check: WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Wilderness: Glacier View Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trails are snow covered until early Summer.
Wilderness: Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trails in the Indian Heaven Wilderness are snow covered during winter and Spring (typically until early Summer). Call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current conditions (509) 395-3402.
Wilderness: Mount Adams Open to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trails in the Mt. Adams wilderness are snow covered during winter and Spring (typically until early Summer).
Wilderness: Tatoosh Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Expect snow at 3,000 ft. elevation and above. Trails have not been cleared yet this season of winter downed trees.
Wilderness: William O. Douglas   
Windy Ridge Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 12/13/2018: Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter.

Spotlights

Pacific Crest Trail #2000

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 is 2750 miles long and you can hike 26 of those miles in the designated Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Cascade Locks is the largest city and lowest elevation along the entire route. 

The Pacific Crest Trail within Gifford Pinchot National Forest begins in the Columbia Gorge and runs north to enter Gifford Pinchot National Forest just south of Wind River Experimental Forest and continues north through Indian Heaven Wilderness, Mt Adams Wilderness, and Goat Rocks Wilderness and then into William O. Douglas Wilderness and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Pacific Crest Trail segments:

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Trail #230A South Coldwater

This 3.1 mile trail travels from State Route 504 on the south side of Coldwater lake to meet Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable) 2.3 miles from South Coldwater Trail 230A junction.

Logging operations were active on South Coldwater Ridge during the spring of 1980. Several pieces of heavy logging equipment were at logging sites on May 18th and were destroyed by the blast. About 1 mile from the trailhead, you will see a bull­dozer and mangled yarding tower. Blasted logs and toppled trees attest to the lateral blast’s speed and force. The trail steadily climbs to its junction with Coldwater Trail #230 offering views of Mount St. Helens, Coldwater Peak, and Coldwater Lake.

Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site

This trail loops through two forests that stand side by side, but are separated in age by 2000 years. One forest is old-growth Douglas-fir and western red-cedar and the other is a young forest that was originally engulfed by lava flows from an eruption of Mount St. Helens over two millennia ago. This forest encompasses three-dimensional imprints of trees in the old lava beds called lava casts. The boardwalk trail loops through the two forests, and is kid friendly.

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Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area

The area consists of very tall old growth trees on basically flat terrain of lush vegetation and room to roam. One of the first recreation sites reached when heading into the forest south from Randle, WA on Forest Road 25. The accessible picnic area is set among a majestic forest glen along the Cispus River adjacent to the Iron Creek Campground.

This site is the main access point for Iron Creek Oldgrowth Trail #83 and Iron Creek Campground Loop Trail #817 which are both accessible trails. 

Nearby Recreation Sites

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Trail #59 Whistle Punk

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

This trail is an accessible interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management from a historical perspective. The trail surface is crushed compacted gravel, 48 inches wide with turnouts and resting benches. It access a marsh viewing platform where various bird species can be heard and seen.

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Mt. Adams Summit

Mt Adams covered in snow and reflected in Tahklahk Lake

Mt. Adams, with its summit of 12,276 feet elevation, is the second highest peak in Washington State and the third highest peak in the Cascades Range. There are several climbing routes on the mountain, ranging from the "non-technical" South Climb, to highly technical routes that require advance skill, experience, and special equipment. Because of the high elevation, all climbs have a measure of difficulty and danger.

Weather on Mt. Adams can change rapidly. Sudden snowstorms can occur above 6,000 feet elevation at any month of the year. What appears to be a non-technical route can change drastically during these storms. Your safety will be the result of your preparation and good judgment. Climbers should always prepare for bad weather and an extended stay on the mountain.

All climbers need to be prepared to deal with a wide variety of weather, snow, and rock conditions. Detailed information on climbing routes is available from a number of climbing guidebooks. Consult these as you plan your trips. In addition to the ten essentials for outdoor recreation (map and compass, whistle, flashlight, extra food and water, warm clothing, a first-aid kit, sun glasses and sunscreen, waterproof matches, a candle or fire starter, and a pocket knife), equipment should include sturdy hiking boots, ice ax, crampons, and ropes when travelling on glaciers. Be prepared and know your limits.

Mt. Adams climbing routes and summit are within Mt. Adams Wilderness and is protected and managed to preserve its natural condition. It is to provide opportunities for solitude as well as primitive and unconfined types of recreation. Your actions will help all of us care for this unique area.

Areas & Activities

Highlights

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