Recreation

William O. Douglas Wilderness.

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest has reopened most developed day use & trailhead sites. Currently, dispersed camping is allowed, provided an area or specific dispersed site closure is not in effect. Several developed campgrounds are now open, but many remain closed. 

Check current conditions at specific recreation sites.

View latest COVID update FAQs.

Have questions about visiting the forest? Call us Monday- Friday 8am – 4:30pm:

  • Cowlitz Valley Ranger District: (360) 497-1100
  • Mt. Adams Ranger District: (509) 395-3400 *Taking calls 7 days a week at this office
  • Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument: (360) 449-7800
  • Email 

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Recreation sites are grouped into three geographic areas:

Read our 6-year Proposed Program of Work.

Recreation Map

Conditions Report

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ape Cave Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor

06/23/2020: Temporarily CLOSED to align with the Washington State "Stay Home-Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. View updates on the closure: www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/  Forest Road 8303 is gated just past Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic prohibited beyond the gate.

 

 

Bear Meadow Interpretive Site Open to Visitor
Blast Edge Viewpoint; Monument Entry Open to Visitor
Boating Site: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: The day use area/boat launch is now open for the season. The Goose Lake campground is open on a first come, first served basis. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Open. The dam has been put in for Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District (509)395-3402.
Campground: Adams Fork Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Open. Reservations required via Recreation.gov.
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Closed to Visitor 7/02/2020: Temporarily closed for the Summer of 2020.  Please check back to see current status or contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Campground: Beaver Open to Visitor 7/02/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. For reservations, go to www.recreation.gov.
Campground: Big Creek Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Open. Reservations required via Recreation.gov.
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Open. Reservations required via Recreation.gov.
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 6/06/2020: 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 is no longer being maintained/picnic tables have been removed. Camp at your own risk & pack out your own trash.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Closed to Visitor 7/02/2020: Unknown reopening date due to Covid concerns with group sites.  Contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information (360) 497-1100.
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 6/12/2020: Campground will not be maintained this summer.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 6/13/2020: Campground is still melting out. It is hoped to have it reopened near the end of June. For current info., call Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Open to Visitor 6/09/2020: Open for season.
Campground: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 6/12/2020: Campground is now open for the season. No reservations are taken; first come, first served.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 6/06/2020: Open for Summer season.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Open. Contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for further information (360) 497-1100.
Campground: Iron Creek Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Open. Reservations required via Recreation.gov.
Campground: Killen Creek Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Open. Contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information (360) 497-1100.
Campground: La Wis Wis Open to Visitor 06/04/2020: Open. Reservations required via Recreation.gov.
Campground: Lower Falls Open to Visitor 5/29/20 Lower Falls Campground is open for RESERVATION CAMPING ONLY.  Reservations can be made on www.recreation.gov NOTE: Lower Falls Day Use Area is closed for 2020. 
Campground: Morrison Creek Open to Visitor 6/04/2020: Dispersed camping is allowed. Bathroom will not be maintained on a frequent basis, advisable to bring toilet paper.
Campground: Moss Creek Open to Visitor 6/12/2020: Campground is open for the season. For reservations, visit www.recreation.gov.
Campground: North Fork Open to Visitor 06/12/2020: Open, reservations required this year. Reserve through Recreation.gov
Campground: North Fork Group Camp Closed to Visitor 7/01/2020: Closed. Please contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information (360) 497-1100.
Campground: Oklahoma Open to Visitor 6/12/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. For reservations, visit www.recreation.gov.
Campground: Olallie Lake Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Scheduled to open 6/30/2020. Please contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information (509) 497-1100.
Campground: Panther Creek Open to Visitor 6/12/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. For reservations, visit recreation.gov.
Campground: Paradise Creek Open to Visitor 6/12/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. Visit www.Recreation.gov for reservations.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 7/02/2020: Temporarily closed. It is hoped to reopen July 10, 2020, but please check back for updates or call the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Campground: Soda Spring Closed to Visitor 06/12/2020: Closed
Campground: Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Closed to Visitor 6/30/2020: The Day use area is reopened, the campground reopening date is on hold. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Open.  Please contact the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information (360) 497-1100.
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 06/12/2020: Closed
Campground: Tower Rock Open to Visitor 06/12/2020: Open, reservations required this year. Reserve through Recreation.gov
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Open to Visitor 6/04/2020: Open for the season.
Campground: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Open Reservations only. Reserve through Recreation.gov. Please contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information (360) 497-1100.
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Closed to Visitor
Clearwater Overlook Site Open to Visitor 06/17/2020: Forest Road 25 open for the summer season.
Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Climber's Bivouac is open.
Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Open to Visitor Restrooms open, cleaned infrequently.
Forest Road 20 Closed to Visitor 06/18/2020: Open
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: road is open.
Forest Road 2150 Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Road is open to just before the turn off to Chambers Lake and the Berry Patch and Snowgrass Trailheads and then snow.
Forest Road 23 Open to Visitor 6/23/2020. Road is now melted out for the summer/fall seasons. Expect there to be many potholes along the 10 miles of unpaved section of road. Also be very cautious & alert for buckled pavement/potholes on other sections. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 2329 Open to Visitor 06/24/2020: Road is now driveable for the summer season. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 24 Open to Visitor 6/17/2020: Road 24 is completely open for the summer & fall seasons. It is closed from Dec. 1 - March 31 for Winter recreation use only. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current info.
Forest Road 25 Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Open.
Forest Road 26 Open to Visitor 06/23/2020: Open. Road is rough, drive with caution.
Forest Road 2750 Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Open high clearance regular size vehicles only. Not suitable for trailers. No current report on trail conditions.  
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Road open
Forest Road 2801 Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Road may have snow on it past Lone Butte Sno-Park until early June.
Forest Road 41 Open to Visitor 6/05/2020: From Lookout Mountain to Sunset Falls the road is rough and slow going. High clearance vehicle recommended.
Forest Road 4109    5/07/2020: Road is snow covered until late Spring. Recommended for High clearance 4WD vehicles only. Road is rough and in very bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Open to Visitor 6/05/2020:  Road is snow covered until late Spring. Rd. 42 is in need of brushing, drive cautiously.
Forest Road 43 Open to Visitor 6/24/2020: Drive with caution, road is in rough condition.
Forest Road 48 Open to Visitor 6/15/20: The road(to the Lily Basin TH’s) is blocked by snow. When snow-free, this route is marginally passable to high-clearance vehicles only. Trailers are not recommended.
Forest Road 51 /Curly Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 4/21/2020: Open. For road conditions updates, check the Skamaniacounty.org website, Public Works link.
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open, but road is very rough. Drive with caution, high-clearance vehicle recommended. Please contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information 360-497-1100.
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 5/07/2020: Forest Rd. 54 is closed on the West side due to road damage, just past the junction of Rd. 54 & Rd. 57. On the East side, during the Summer and Fall road 54 is open to the Soda Peaks Lake trailhead and beyond . Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 56 Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Open
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Open
Forest Road 5701 Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Road is clear to the Siouxon Cr. trailhead.
Forest Road 59 Closed to Visitor 06/19/2020: CLOSED due to several washouts.
Forest Road 60 Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Road 60 is completely open. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 63 Closed to Visitor 06/19/2020: 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 5/15/2020:Road is still partially snow covered at North end and not fully driveable until late May. 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. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 66 Open to Visitor 5/18/2020: Road 66 is open for driving, but drive cautiously as there are many potholes. Note: The water in South Prairie(Disappearing Lake) is already too low to paddle on. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 75 Closed to Visitor 06/19/2020: Road damage at MP 3.1 – Drivable but not recommended. Washout on roadway/shoulder
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Open to Visitor 6/24/2020: Road to South Climb trailhead is open for the Summer/Fall. The Mt. Adams Climbing permit system has changed this season. Purchase your digital pass on www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74420. A climbing pass is required May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information or visit our Gifford Pinchot NF website www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor Forest Road 81 is passable, but drive with caution. There are downed trees that have not been cleared yet.
Forest Road 8123 Open to Visitor Road in extremely rough shape. High clearance vehicles recommened. Can only drive less than a mile before totally impassable. May have snow until June.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Open. Bird Creek Meadows area road is closed due to restoration work in progress after the Cougar Creek Fire. Check in late Summer to see if that area re-opens 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Forest Road 83 open and snow-free.
Forest Road 8322 Open to Visitor No reports on the roads condition for 2020.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Road is open, watch for logging traffic.
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Road damage at MP 3.3 – Drivable. Roadway failure on portion of road. High Clearance 4 x 4 recommended.
Forest Road 88 Open to Visitor 6/16/2020: Note: Road 88 is washed out 7 miles north of Big Tire Jct., you cannot connect to FR 90 due to the washout at MP 19.7. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 6/23/2020: Rd. 90 is open coming from both directions. Expect the road to be in rough condition with many potholes. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District with questions (509)395-3402
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 6/24/2020: Road is open for summer/fall. For further information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District.
Forest Road 99 Open to Visitor 06/23/2020: Open
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Open to Visitor Forest Road 99 open.
Horse Camp: Cody Closed to Visitor 06/12/2020: Closed
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 06/12/2020: Closed
Horse Camp: Keenes Closed to Visitor 06/12/2020: Closed
Horse Camp: Lewis River Open to Visitor 6/16/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. Please contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Open to Visitor 6/06/2020: Mt. Adams Horse camp is now open for the season. Water available for stock use only.
Horse Camp: Walupt Closed to Visitor 06/12/2020: Closed
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Closed to Visitor 5/15/2020: Road to site is snow covered until late June.
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Johnston Ridge Observatory Closed to Visitor 07/02/2020: SR 504 past Coldwater Lake will open July 4th. Visitor Center will remain CLOSED. Porta-potties are available in the parking lot.
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Open to Visitor 06/04/2020: Open
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/08/2020: Forest Road 83 open. No trail reports. Due to closure of the Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge, the 1.4 mile upper loop is not possible. The first small bridge remains open for crossing the river. You may still walk down both sides of the river to the suspension bridge, you just can't cross it. The suspension bridge is closed for the foreseeable future.
Meta Lake Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Forest Roads 99 and 26 are open. Forest Road 26 is rough.
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Forest road 830 and Climber's Bivouac are open.
Mount Margaret Backcountry Open to Visitor
  • Expect lingering snow on trails and camps at higher elevations.
  • Forest Roads 99 and 26 to Norway Pass open.
  • Read Mount Margaret Backcountry Conditions Report.
  • Water scarce in areas of the Backcountry, especially along Boundary Trail #1. Only available seasonally.
Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor
  • State Route 504 gated at mile marker 45, just past Coldwater Lake and the Hummocks Trail.
  • Forest Road 83 open.
  • Forest Road 830 to Climber's Bivouac open. 
  • Forest Road 81 open.
  • Forest Road 99 to Windy Ridge open.
  • Forest Roads 25 and 26 open.
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor 06/24/2020: Mt Adams climbing passes are now on sale at recreation.gov. Please check the Mt Adams Climbing Report before your trip. Call the Mt. Adams District office with questions: (509) 395-3402.  
Mt. St. Helens East Side: Forest Roads 25 & 99 Open to Visitor All roads are snowfree. Forest Road 26 is rough.
Mt. St. Helens South Side: Forest Roads 83 & 81 Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Forest Roads 83 & 81 are open. Forest Road 8303 to Ape Cave is gated just past Trail of Two Forest Recreation site and is closed to both pedestrian  and vehicle traffic. Ape Cave remains closed.
Norway Pass Trailhead Open to Visitor 6/29/2020: Water at Norway Pass Trailhead currently unavailable until further notice. Forest Roads 99 and 26 are open.
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Observation Site: Palisades Closed to Visitor 05/15/2020: Closed. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Pine Creek Information Center Open to Visitor 07/02/2020: Open Thursday thru Sunday 10:30am-5pm. Visitors are required to where a face covering while in the building. Restrooms available only during open hours.
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: The cabin will be open for weekend reservations only Fri., Sat., Sun. nights with a 2 night minimum stay required. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Cabin Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: The cabin will be open for weekend reservations only Fri., Sat.,& Sun. nights with a 2 night minimum stay required. Reservations can be made at www. recreation.gov. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Science and Learning Center at Coldwater Open to Visitor 07/02/2020: Open Thursday through Monday 10 am to 5 pm in the foyer only. Foyer is set up with the visitor center store. Face covering are required for public to enter facility. Vault toilet located in the parking lot.
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Closed to Visitor 5/15/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/ Lower Falls Day Use and Campground are typically opened in late Spring.
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Accessible, not open with services. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Open to Visitor Both Forest Service Roads 99 and 26 are open.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Closed to Visitor 5/15/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Sno-Park: Cougar Open to Visitor No snow.
Sno-Park: Flattop Closed to Visitor 4/03/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Sno-Park: Koshko Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Closed to Visitor 4/03/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Sno-Park: Marble Mountain Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Road and sno-park are snow-free.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 5/18/2020: parking lot is open for disperse camping
Sno-Park: Oldman Pass Closed to Visitor 4/03/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Sno-Park: Pineside Closed to Visitor 4/03/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Closed to Visitor 4/03/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Sno-Park: SnowKing Closed to Visitor 4/03/2020: Temporarily closed to align with the Washington State "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Sno-Park: Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor Site is open, but Forest Road 8303 is gated just beyond. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic are prohibited beyone the gate. Ape Cave remains closed.
Trail #10 High Camp Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Trail typically melts out in mid-July.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: conditions unknown, snow possible above 4000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #102 Filloon Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Open.
Trail #104 Spacing Study Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Open.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Expect snow on trail until early-mid July. Mosquitoes can be fierce in July.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Trail typically melts out in early July. Beware, Mosquitoes are fierce in July. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees, expect several across trail until work can be completed. Upper trail typically melts out in early July.
Trail #110 Green Mountain Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Snow possible above 4500' Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Trail is melted to Thomas Lake but expect snow on trail further towards Blue Lake until early July. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Open to Visitor 6/30/2020: Expect trail to be quite snow covered on upper half. Trail typically melts out by mid-July at upper elevation. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Open to Visitor 6/30/2020: Expect trail to be snow covered on upper half, typically until mid-July. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #114 High Line Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Trail typically has snow on it until early-mid July
Trail #115 Spring Creek Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #116 High Lakes Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Trail has been cleared of downed trees the first few miles. There is still lingering snow above Grassy Hill.
Trail #121 Coleman Weedpatch Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Expect snow. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #124 Paradise Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Open.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 6/30/2020: Trail is mostly melted out to the Pacific Crest Trail. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #130 Siouxon Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Open
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Open
Trail #140 Horseshoe Ridge Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #148 Snofoot Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Trail typically melts out in June.
Trail #152 Falls Creek Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #156 Wildcat Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #171A Shortcut Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Typically melts out in June.
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Day use area is open.
Trail #176 Elk Lake Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Trail typically melts out in July.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Trail typically melts out in July.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Open to Visitor 6/25/2020: Trail typically melts out in late June.
Trail #180B Chinook Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #180E Indian Pits Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #183 South Climb Open to Visitor 6/24/2020: The climbing permit system has changed this season. Please purchase a pass online by visiting www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74420. For current info, contact Mt. Adams ranger district, 509-395-3402. For climbing conditions during the summer climbing season, please see the Mt. Adams Climbing Report.
Trail #184 Lava Canyon Open to Visitor 06/08/20: Forest Road 83 open. No trail reports. Due to closure of the Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge, the 1.4 mile upper loop is not possible. The first small bridge remains open for crossing the river. You may still walk down both sides of the river to the suspension bridge, you just can't cross it.  
Trail #185 Wood Lake Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Trail typically melts out in July. Beware, mosquitoes are fierce in July.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #1: Boundary- Hummocks to Johnston Ridge Open to Visitor Trail is snow-free for first section to Johnston Ridge Observatory.
Trail #1: Boundary- Johnston Ridge to Truman Trail Open to Visitor Expect patches of snow. Highway 504 to Johnston Ridge remains gated at milepost 45, just past Hummocks Trail and Coldwater Lake, so no vehicle access.
Trail #1: Boundary- Norway Pass to Elk Pass Open to Visitor
  • Forest Roads 99 and 26 are open.
Trail #1: Boundary- Truman #207 to Norway Pass Open to Visitor Possibly deep snow expected at higher elevations. No trail reports.
Trail #1E Harry's Ridge Open to Visitor Probable lingering snow. No trail reports as of yet.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call local Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open, conditions unknown, expect heavy snow in areas.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Heavy snow above 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #201 Eruption Open to Visitor Highway 504 remains gated at mile marker 45, so vehicle access to Johnston Ridge Observatory is not possible.
Trail #210 Meta Lake Open to Visitor Forest Roads 99 and 26 are open.
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor Trail open and snow-free.
Trail #213 Green River Open to Visitor Forest Roads 26 and 99 are open.
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor Expect snow on sections of the trail. Trailfinding skills recommended while snow exists. Access is limited due to current closure of Windy Ridge on Forest Road 99. The June Lake Trail is a good option.
Trail #216A Ptarmigan Open to Visitor 06/03/2020: Forest Road 830 to Climbers Bivouac is gated.Climbers use Worm Flows Route from Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Trail #216B June Lake Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Forest Road 83 open for the 2020 season. No trail reports.
Trail #216D: Abraham Open to Visitor Forest Roads 99 and 83 normally gated with first snowfalls until sometime in June, limiting road access.
Trail #217 Goat Mountain Open to Visitor Forest Roads 26 and 99 are open.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #225 Smith Creek Open to Visitor
Trail #227 Independence Pass   
  • Independence Pass Trail has experienced significant washouts- visitors cannot safely hike beyond the first 1.5 miles of the trail from the Independence Pass trailhead and will be unable to connect with the Boundary Trail.
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #228A Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #229 Hummocks Open to Visitor 06/03/2020: Open and snow-free.
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor Only a few patches of snow remain.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor Expect snow at higher elevations. The trailhead lies beyond the Highway 504 closure, so a one mile walk up the road is required to reach the trailhead.
Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor 6/29/2020: Restroom being replaced so currently unavailable. Construction around the site continues, but the trail is open.
Trail #234 Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Forest Road 83 open for the 2020 season. No trail reports.
Trail #237 Blue Lake Open to Visitor Forest Road 81 open. No trail reports.
Trail #238 Toutle Open to Visitor Possible snow. Be prepared.
Trail #238A Butte Camp Open to Visitor Possible snow. Be prepared.
Trail #240 Sheep Canyon Open to Visitor Be prepared for snow on the trail.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #250 Osborne Mountain Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Conditions unknown, Snow level approximately 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #251 Teeley Creek Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Snow level approximately 5500'.Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Trail conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #253 Greenwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Snow level approximately 5500'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #255 Cave Creek Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #256 Burley Mountain Open to Visitor 06/19/2020 Open. Conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #258 Silver Creek Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #263 Dark Meadow Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Snow level approximately 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #265 East Canyon Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Snow level approximately 5500'.Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Trail conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #292: Mosquito Meadows Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown, snow level approximately 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #293 High Bridge Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Trail is open, but the Lower Falls Day use area is closed. You will need to access the trail from another trailhead.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #31C Middle Falls Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 6/18/2020: Trail typically is snow covered until July.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Open to Visitor 6/18/2020: Trail is typically snow covered until early July.
Trail #34 Lemei Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Snow typically lingers on trail until early July. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. (509)395-3402.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Trail will likely be melting out still until early July.
Trail #35 Service Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Trail has been cleared of downed trees. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. (509)395-3402.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Trail is melted out but has not been cleared of downed trees yet this season. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trail #48 East Crater Open to Visitor 6/16/2020: Trail is still partially snow covered to Junction Lake. It will likely be late June before it melts out.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Trail is melted out but has not yet been cleared of downed trees. Wildflowers are in bloom near the top.
Trail #5 & #5B Quartz Creek & Quartz Creek Butte    5/15/2020: Open.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open
Trail #54 Buck Creek Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Trail will likely be snow covered until early July. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. (509) 395-3402.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 6/09/2020: Open
Trail #64 Riley Camp Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open
Trail #71 Pine-Way Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Trail has not been cleared of downed trees this season.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Unknown whether snow has melted yet.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #79 Coyote Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open
Trail #81 Upper Lake Creek Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Expect trail to be snow covered until early July.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #95 Goat Ridge Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Deep snow above 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #96 Snowgrass Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Deep snow above 5000'. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail #98 Nannie Ridge Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 6/29/2020: Restrooms are being replaced, so currently unavailable. Construction occuring, but the trail remains open. Forest Road 8303 is gated just past this site. No pedestrian or vehicle traffic past the gate. Ape Cave remains closed.
Trailhead: Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 06/05/2020: Forest Road 83 open for the 2020 season. No trail reports. 
Trailhead: Berry Patch Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open, Snow blocking the road just before the parking lot. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trailhead: Big Hollow Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Trail is open for summer/fall season.
Trailhead: Blue Lake ORV Open to Visitor 06/19/2020. Open with no services, No Northwest Forest Pass Required. Please contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for more information.
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: East Crater Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Road to trailhead is melted out for summer. Expect snow on trail for the next few weeks.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 6/09/2020: Road to trailhead is open for summer/fall season.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Hummocks/ Boundary Open to Visitor 06/03/2020: Hummocks Trail snow-free. Boundary Trail to Johnston Ridge Observatory mostly snow-free.
Trailhead: Independence Pass Closed to Visitor
  • Independence Pass Trail has experienced significant washouts- visitors cannot safely hike beyond the first�1.5 miles�of the trail from the Independence Pass trailhead and will be unable to connect with the Boundary Trail.
  • Forest Roads 99 and 26 are closed for the winter. Roads normally reopen in June.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - North Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Expect snow on trail until later in June.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Expect snow on trail until late June.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Open to Visitor 6/24/2020: Road to trailhead is open coming from both directions on Rd. 2329. Expect snow on trail, particularly at the higher elevations until mid-July. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 5/19/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Lemei Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Road to trailhead is open for summer/fall season. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open. NOTE: Lower Falls Day Use area parking lot is currently closed. Find alternate trailheads to access the Lewis River Trail.
Trailhead: Lily Basin Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trailhead: Lily Basin Stock Open to Visitor 06/15/2020: (to the Lily Basin TH’s) is blocked by snow. When snow-free, this route is marginally passable to high-clearance vehicles only. Trailers are not recommended.”. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 6/09/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020) Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Middle Falls Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Lower) Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. Note: Upper trailhead is accessed by Rd. 8841.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402. Note: Trail is accessed by Rd. 8841.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open with no services. No Northwest Forest Pass required. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trailhead: Pine-Way Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Road to trailhead is typically melted out by early June.
Trailhead: Sawtooth Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Road to trailhead is typically blocked by snow until mid-June.
Trailhead: Service Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Silver Star Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Snowgrass for hikers Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Open. Snow blocking the road just before the road into the parking area. Please call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for updated conditions report: (360) 497-1100.
Trailhead: South Climb Open to Visitor 6/24/2020: Road to trailhead is open for the season through late Fall. The Mt. Adams climbing permit system has changed this season. Purchase your digital pass online at http://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74420. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Road to trailhead is open. 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. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Upper Gotchen Creek (FR 8040) Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Williams Mine Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Road to trailhead is open for Summer/Fall season.
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Windy Ridge Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Forest Road 99 open.
Worm Flows, Winter Climbing Route Open to Visitor
  • Marble Mountain Shelter is closed, but restrooms are open. Restrooms will be serviced infrequently, so bring your own supplies-toilet paper, hand sanitizer. Pack out your trash, please.
  • Overnight stays are permitted for climbers the night before your climb, but car camping only, please. While parked at the site, please leave a copy of your climbing permit on your vehicle dashboard as verification of your permit.
  • Practice social distancing at the trailhead and along the climbing route. Do not congregate at the summit or in the parking lot. Do not take unnecessary risks to prevent stressing rural emergency services during the COVID-19 outbreak, and know your personal limits.

 

 

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