Recreation

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Whether you seek solitude, social activity, creative inspiration, wildlife, forest products or scenic beauty, you can find it in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. We invite you to enjoy the many different aspects of your National Forest.

Recreation opportunities are grouped into three main geographic areas:

Campground Guide Icon Cowlitz Valley area (north side) 
Campground Status Image Mt Adams area (south side) 
Campground Status Image Mount St Helens area (west side) 

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Recreation Conditions Report

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

07/31/2020: Ape Cave remains 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 7/28/2020: The day use area/boat launch is 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 7/28/2020: 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 7/31/2020: Campground will not be opening this summer to comply with Covid-19 safety restrictions on group gatherings. 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 07/21/2020: Due to Gov. Inslee's orders of no gathering larger than 10 people. All group sites will remain closed this season.
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 6/12/2020: Campground will not be maintained this summer.
Campground: Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 8/12/2020: Campground is now open for the season. For current info., call Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Open to Visitor 7/31/2020: Open for season. Weekends typically fill up, for best chance of getting a campsite, try visiting Monday - Thursday.
Campground: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Campground is now open for the season. No reservations are taken; first come, first served. It typically fills up for the weekend, often by Friday afternoon.
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
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.
Campground: La Wis Wis Open to Visitor 06/04/2020: Open. Reservations required via Recreation.gov.
Campground: Lower Falls Open to Visitor 7/31/2020: Lower Falls Campground is open for RESERVATION CAMPING ONLY.  Reservations can be made on www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. It is an extremely popular campground, attempt to make reservations well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). NOTE: Lower Falls Day Use Area is closed for 2020. 
Campground: Morrison Creek Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Dispersed camping is allowed. Bathroom will not be maintained on a frequent basis, advisable to bring toilet paper. Usually sites are available.
Campground: Moss Creek Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: 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 07/21/2020: Following Gov. Inslee's orders of no gatherings larger than 10 people, all group sites will be closed this season.
Campground: Oklahoma Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. For reservations, visit www.recreation.gov. or call 1-877-444-6777.
Campground: Olallie Lake Open to Visitor 7/08/2020: Open.
Campground: Panther Creek Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. For reservations, visit recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Campground: Paradise Creek Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. Visit www.Recreation.gov for reservations or call 1-877-444-6777.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Campground is open for the summer season. For reservations,call 1-877-444-6777 or online www.Recreation.gov.
Campground: Soda Spring Open to Visitor 07/08/2020: Open
Campground: Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor 07/24/2020:Open. Reservations are accepted on www.recreation.gov during the summer season.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Open. Reservation only this year. Reserve through Recreation.gov. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to Use the Day Use area.
Campground: Tillicum Open to Visitor 8/10/2020: Campground is now open for the season.
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 7/15/2020: Open for the season. First come, first serve. Often sites available, particularly on weekdays.
Campground: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 7/01/2020: Open Reservations only. Reserve through Recreation.gov. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to use the Day Use area.
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
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. Watch for log trucks
Forest Road 2150 Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Open, washboards
Forest Road 23 Open to Visitor 8/01/2020. Road is;open for the summer/fall seasons. Expect there to be many potholes along the 10 miles of unpaved section of road. Watch for log trucks! Also be very cautious & alert for buckled pavement/potholes on other sections. Not recommended for driving in the dark. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 2329 Open to Visitor 8/01/2020: Road is open for the summer season. This is a narrow road, please drive slowly as there are many potholes to dodge. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 24 Open to Visitor 7/23/2020: Road 24 is open for the season. Expect temporary road closures & delays on 7/29/20 for danger tree felling from the 6020 road south to asphalt at Peterson Prairie. Delays are expected to be less than 20 minutes. Road is closed from Dec. 1 - March 31 for Winter rec use only. Contact Mt. Adams District 509-395-3402 for current info.
Forest Road 25 Open to Visitor 07/25/2020: Open. Watch for log trucks. Watch for dips in the road. Motorcycles use caution
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 07/25/2020: Road open watch for log trucks
Forest Road 2801 Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Road is open for the Summer & Fall. During the winter it is only plowed to Lone Butte Sno-Park.  Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Forest Road 41 Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: From Lookout Mountain to Sunset Falls the road is rough and slow going. High clearance vehicle recommended.
Forest Road 4109 Open to Visitor 7/10/2020:  Recommended for High clearance 4WD vehicles only. Road is rough and in very bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Open to Visitor 7/15/2020:  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 07/10/20: The road (to the Lily Basin TH). 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 07/25/2020: Open, but road is very rough. Watch for log trucks. Drive with caution, high-clearance vehicle recommended.
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 7/10/2020: 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, but not passable all the way through to Rd. 57. 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 08/01/2020: CLOSED due to several washouts.
Forest Road 60 Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: 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 Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Open. 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 7/10/2020: Road 66 is open for driving, but drive cautiously as there are many potholes. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 75 Closed to Visitor 07/28/2020: Road damage at MP 3.1. Drivable but not recommended.R oad has slumped and there is a washout on roadway/shoulder.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 07/25/2020: August 10 to August 14 the road will be closed from MP .1 to 4.2. Open, watch for log trucks
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: 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 7/10/2020: Open. NOTE: Bird Creek Meadows area road is closed due to restoration work in progress after the Cougar Creek Fire. Check in August to see if that area re-opens 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor Road is paved, but does have some potholes. Light and shadows on the road make them hard to spot. Drive with caution.
Forest Road 8322 Open to Visitor No reports on the roads condition for 2020.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 07/25/2020: Road is open, watch for logging traffic.
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 07/25/2020: Road damage at MP 3.3 – Drivable. Roadway failure on portion of road. Watch for log trucks. High Clearance 4 x 4 recommended.
Forest Road 88 Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: 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 7/10/2020: Rd. 90 is open coming from both directions. Expect the road to be in rough condition with many potholes, particularly as you head East towards Rd. 23. 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 7/22/2020: Bear sightings have been reported on Harmony Trail #224. Use caution. For information on bear encounters, visit the U.S. Forest Service "Be Bear Aware" website.
Horse Camp: Cody Open to Visitor 07/08/2020: Open
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 06/12/2020: Closed
Horse Camp: Keenes Open to Visitor 07/08/2020: Open
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 Open to Visitor 07/08/2020: Open
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Open 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.
Johnston Ridge Observatory Open to Visitor A small area of the lobby of Johnston Ridge Observatory is open. Sales items are available. No movie presentations. Porta potties in the parking lot. Masks are currently required to enter the building to help prevent the spread of COVID 19.
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Open to Visitor Group sites closed for the 2020 season.
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 open to Johnston Ridge Observatory open.
  • 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 8/05/2020: Mt Adams climbing passes are for sale online only at recreation.gov. Please check the Mt Adams Climbing Report before your trip. For further information, call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office (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 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 7/20/2020: Water at Norway Pass Trailhead available. Forest Roads 99 and 26 are open.
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Observation Site: Palisades Closed to Visitor 05/15/2020: Closed.
Pine Creek Information Center Open to Visitor Visitors are required to wear a face coverings while in the building. Restrooms available only during open hours.
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: The cabin will be open for weekend reservations only Fri., Sat., Sun. nights with a 3 night minimum stay required. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Cabin Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: The cabin will be open for weekend reservations only Fri., Sat.,& Sun. nights with a 3 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 Closed to Visitor The center normally opens the beginning of November, weekends only. The 2020 opening will be announced.
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.
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Closed to Visitor 7/31/2020: Area is closed to prevent spread of COVID-19 due to overcrowding issues during the Summer of 2020. Please visit the Gifford Pinchot NF website for updates www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/ Lower Falls Day. Lower Falls Campground is open by reservations only.  It is extremely popular, make reservations well in advance.
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Open to Visitor 07/08/2020. Northwest Forest Pass is required to park and use the Day Use area.
Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Area (#247) Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
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 Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Open for disperse camping during the summer. Bathrooms are not maintained in the off-season.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 7/28/2020: Trail is melted out for Summer/Fall.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 07/30/2020: Trail has been cleared.
Trail #102 Filloon Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Open.
Trail #104 Spacing Study Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Open.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Open. Mosquitoes can be fierce in July, come prepared.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Open. Mosquitoes can be fierce in July, come prepared. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees, expect several across trail making it difficult to hike until work can be completed.
Trail #110 Green Mountain Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Open, Conditions unknown.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Trail is melted out for Summer. Come prepared with mosquito repellent during July. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Open to Visitor 8/01/2020: Trail is open for summer/fall. Wildflowers are in bloom and will be at their peak through mid-August. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Open to Visitor 8/01/2020: Trail is open for summer/fall. Enjoy a wide variety of wildflowers through August. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #114 High Line Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Open.
Trail #115 Spring Creek Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Open, Conditions unknown. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #116 High Lakes Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Open, Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Trail has been cleared of downed trees the first few miles. It is now melted out to the Pacific Crest Trail junction for the summer. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #121 Coleman Weedpatch Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Open
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 7/28/2020: Trail is open for summer/fall and has been cleared of downed trees. 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 7/15/2020: Open.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Open. Expect trail to be crowded, particularly on weekends.
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 7/10/2020: Open.
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Day use area is open.
Trail #176 Elk Lake Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Trail is now melted out for the summer season. Mosquito repellent recommended during July. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. (509) 395-3402.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Trail is open and cleared of downed trees.
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 7/28/2020: 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 07/31/2020: 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. Lower section past the suspension bridge open.  
Trail #185 Wood Lake Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Open. 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 should be snow-free, at least to the junction of the Truman Trail #207.
Trail #1: Boundary- Johnston Ridge to Truman Trail Open to Visitor Possible patches of snow remain at higher elevations.
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 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 07/31/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail has been logged out from junction with trail #101 (Walupt trail) and Trail #98 (Nannie Ridge trail)
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 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor
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 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
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.
Trail #228A Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Expect down trees on the trail.
Trail #229 Hummocks Open to Visitor 8/3 to 8/6 and 8/10 to 8/13/2020: Sections of the Hummocks Trail will be closed for trail work, so the loop will not be possible. Staff will try to have 1/2 the trail available for hiking. Trail will have closure signs marking unavailable sections.
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor Only a few patches of snow remain.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor Trail should be mostly snow-free.
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 07/16/2020: Open. A Northwest Forest Pass is required.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Open, a Northwest Forest Pass is required.
Trail #250 Osborne Mountain Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #251 Teeley Creek Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Trail conditions unknown.
Trail #253 Greenwood Lake Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #255 Cave Creek Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #256 Burley Mountain Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #258 Silver Creek Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #263 Dark Meadow Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #265 East Canyon Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Open. Conditions unknown. Trail work has not been completed.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open. Trail conditions unknown.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Please call
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Open to Visitor 7/08/2020: Open. Mosquito repellent recommended during July. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information (509)395-3402.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #292: Mosquito Meadows Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown,
Trail #293 High Bridge Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open. Conditions unknown.
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Open to Visitor 7/08/2020: Open. Mosquito repellent recommended during July.  Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 7/31/2020: Open.  Lower Falls Day use parking lot & trailhead are closed during the summer of 2020 due to Covid safety concerns of overcrowding. For the upper end of Lewis River Trail, parking is VERY crowded on weekends at Middle and Upper Falls parking lots.  For a less crowded experience, we advise coming on a weekday Monday - Thursday.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Open to Visitor 07/31/2020: Open. Intermittent closures will be happening on Forest Road 9039 for the next 2 weeks weekday evenings and on weekends.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 07/21/2020: Trail is open, but Lower Falls Day Use is closed. Intermittent closures will be happening on Forest Road 9039 for the next 3 weeks.
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 7/15/2020: Trail has been cleared of downed trees. NOTE: To access the Upper Middle Trailhead, begin on Rd. 8841. 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 7/08/2020: Trail is now snow free & has been cleared of downed trees.  Mosquito repellent is recommended during the month of July. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information 509-395-3402.
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 7/08/2020: Trail is now snow-free for the Summer season. 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 7/08/2020: Open. Expect some lingering snow at upper elevation near the PCT.  For further information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Open. Snow free for the summer season.  For further information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Trail #65 Bluff Lake Open to Visitor 07/25/2020: Trail has been logged out to the lake. Beyond there approximately 55 trees down.
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.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #79 Coyote Open to Visitor 06/19/2020: Open Conditions unknown. Expect snow above 5000'.
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'.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Open to Visitor 7/31/2020: Trail is clear for the Summer and Fall.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/15/2020: Open.
Trail #95 Goat Ridge Open to Visitor 07/12/2020: Snow above 6000'. Goat lake is still frozen over & surrounded by snow.
Trail #96 Snowgrass Open to Visitor 7/12/2020: Open. Expect snow above 6000'. Goat Lake is frozen over with snow surrounding it.
Trail #98 Nannie Ridge Open to Visitor 7/31/2020: Trail is snow-free for the Summer & Fall seasons.
Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 7/16/2020: Restrooms are being replaced, so currently unavailable. Construction occuring, but the trail remains open. Forest Road 8303 is gated just past this site. On 7/22/2020, the entire 8303 Road will be closed for restroom installation at the 83/8303 junction, so the site will be inaccessible. 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 7/15/2020: Open. Expect snow on trail above 6,000'. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking.
Trailhead: Big Hollow Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Trail is open for summer/fall season.
Trailhead: Blue Lake ORV Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Open, a Northwest Forest Pass is required.
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Clear Fork Open to Visitor 08/04/2020: Forest Road 46 will be closed starting this week at the junction of the 46/4610, MP 1.6. The closure is slated for 56 days to allow workers to install new structures at Lava Creek and Little Lava Creek. This affects access to this trailhead. 
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Open to Visitor 5/30/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Open
Trailhead: East Crater Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Road to trailhead is open for summer.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: 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 8/3 to 8/6 and 8/10 to 8/13/2020: Sections of the Hummocks Trail will be closed for trail work, so the loop will not be possible. Staff will try to have 1/2 the trail available for hiking. Trail will have closure signs marking unavailable sections.
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 7/15/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Road to trailhead is open coming from both directions on Rd. 2329. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Lemei Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: 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 7/28/2020: Open. NOTE: Lower Falls Day Use area parking lot is currently closed. Find alternate trailheads to access the Lewis River Trail. Parking can be found at Middle or Upper Falls trailheads, also Quartz Creek Falls. Intermittent closures will be happening on Forest Road 9039 for next 3 weeks on eveings and weekends.
Trailhead: Lily Basin Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Road has a steep slumping section that is difficult for high clearance, 4X4 vehicles.
Trailhead: Lily Basin Stock Open to Visitor 07/16/2020: Road is not passable for trailers.
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: 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 7/15/2020: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. Note: Upper trailhead is accessed by Rd. 8841.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Open to Visitor 7/15/2020: Open. NOTE: Trailhead was relocated to begin along Rd. 8841. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
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 07/16/2020: Open, A Northwest Forest Pass is required. The trailhead has been experiencing a record number of vehicles and people this year.
Trailhead: Pine-Way Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 6/13/2020: Open.
Trailhead: Sawtooth Open to Visitor 7/10/2020: Open.
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 07/16/2020: Open
Trailhead: South Climb Open to Visitor 7/28/2020: Road to trailhead is open for the season through late Fall. The last 3 miles of dirt road are fairly rough. 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 7/28/2020: 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.
  • Upper parking lot is closed, but lower lot is open.
  • 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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