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. 

Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest now encompasses 1,312,000 acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (NVM) established by Congress in 1982.

Recreation sites on the forest are organized into three main administrative areas:

Site Conditions: Scroll to Recreation Conditions Report below the map

Reservations: Online reservations at Recreation.gov.

 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ape Cave Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 8303 is open to the Ape Cave parking lot. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass or $5 in the fee tube required to park. No animals, food or drink allowed inside the cave except water. Bring 2-3 light sources per person. Please be prepared if you plan to walk through the upper cave. Snow shoes are recommended for the return, above ground walk back.
Boating Site: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Closed.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Road is snow covered in winter.
Campground: Adams Fork Closed to Visitor 9/27/2016: Closed, not gated but no services provided. The road is still rough in spots. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Closed to Visitor 9/14/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Beaver Closed to Visitor 10/31/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Big Creek Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 05/24/2016: Campground will be closed this year due to flood damaged roads. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 04/04/2017: Closed for season. Unreachable from west side due to road damage.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 10/26/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 9/30/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 10/26/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 10/31/2016 Campground closed for season.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed. Not gated but no services provided. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Iron Creek Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 10/25/2016: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: La Wis Wis Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed
Campground: Little Goose Closed to Visitor 9/30/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Little Goose Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 9/30/2016: Closed.
Campground: Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Campground is not yet accessible due to snow on road. Reservations are highly recommended at this very popular campground 1-877-444-6777. Walk up sites(on a first come basis)are also available but are hard to get in Summer.
Campground: Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Road to campground is snow covered until late May. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Campground: Moss Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: North Fork Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed.  A portion of the campground has been decomissioned due to hazards posed by phellinus infection in trees in the area. Reservations through recreation.gov
Campground: North Fork Group Camp Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed
Campground: Oklahoma Closed to Visitor 9/14/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Olallie Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed. The only access to this campground is from the south on Forest Road 90 and Forest Road 23 from Troutlake. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Panther Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Paradise Creek Closed to Visitor 9/14/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 9/14/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor 9/14/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Smokey Creek Closed to Visitor 9/30/2016: Closed.
Campground: Soda Spring Closed to Visitor 10/25/2016: Closed. No sevices available.
Campground: Summit Closed to Visitor 10/25/2016: Closed. No sevices available.
Campground: Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor 10/15/2016: Open year round.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed. the only access to this campground is from the south on Forest Road 90 and Forest Road 23 from Troutlake. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 10/26/2016: Closed for season.
Campground: Tower Rock Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Closed.
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Road to Campground is snow covered until late Spring. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Campground: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Campground: Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Expect snow on road above 2,000 ft until late Spring.
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Closed for the winter season. May reopen in July.
Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Forest Road 830 to Climber's Bivouac is closed for the winter season. Climbers will now need to start at Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: Snow-free. 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.
Cowlitz Valley area Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Slide at milepost 5.8 passable by high clearance 4X4.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 2/28/2017: FR21 from US Highway 12 to Johnson Creek SnoPark was plowed on February 28, with 18" of new snow at the Park. The road is closed for winter recreation beyond the Johnson Creek Sno-park. The road from Randle is not accessible due to flood damage. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2150 Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Road is closed due to snow.
Forest Road 23 Closed to Visitor 4/14/2017: Road is washed out at MP 12, MP 18 and MP 23.4 This section of the road will be closed until the fall of 2017. Rd. 23 from Trout Lake to the West side of Mt. Adams (Takhlakh Lake area) is snow covered in Winter and won't be accessible until June. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2329 Closed to Visitor 3/24/2017: Snow covered in Winter until late Spring. A map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District is available on the Gifford Pinchot NF wesite. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 24 Closed to Visitor 4/14/2017:  Road is still snow covered and not likely to be driveable until May.
Forest Road 25 Open to Visitor 3/01/2017: FR25 from Randle to Wakepish SnoPark was plowed on March 1st.  One foot of new snow.  Gated for winter on the south side, about 4 miles north of the 90/25 junction. Gated on the north end just past the 25/99 junction. Not a through road for the winter. Plowed from Randle, WA to Wakepish Sno-Park on a regular basis. 
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 11/7/2016: Closed at milepost 8 on the north side due to washout. Closed just past Ryan lake coming from Forest Road 99. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2750 Open to Visitor 4/11/2017 - FR2750 is passable to high clearance vehicles to the trailhead.  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.  View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for a dditional information.
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Closed at milepost 9 due to washout and slide. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 2801 Closed to Visitor 11/7/2016: The road will remain closed after April 1st for flood repair and public safety. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 4/14/2017: Open. For current road conditions, visit Skamaniacounty.org, public works link.
Forest Road 41 Closed to Visitor 4/14/2017: Expect road to be still snow covered. Road was graded between FR43 and Lookout Mountain in Fall 2016. From Lookout Mountain to Sunset Falls the road is rough and slow going. High clearance vehicle recommended.
Forest Road 4109 Closed to Visitor 4/14/2017: High clearance vehicles only. Road is rough and in bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Closed to Visitor 4/14/2017: Expect road to be snow covered until mid-Spring. Road was last worked on in the Fall.
Forest Road 43 Closed to Visitor 4/14/2017: Snow covered until mid-Spring.
Forest Road 48 Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Road closed due to snow at approximately 2500' elevation.
Forest Road 51/Curley Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 4/26/2017: Open.
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Closed to Visitor 12/12/2016: Road is gated closed for sno-park winter recreation use.
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 3/24/2017: Forest Rd. 54 is currently closed due to winter road damage on the West side, just past the junction of Rd. 54 & Rd. 57. Unknown reopening. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 56 Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Road closed for winter recreation. Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 5603 Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Road is closed for winter recreation. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Forest Road 5701 Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Expect snow covering road until early Spring.
Forest Road 59 Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Road closed due to snow. High clearance recommended. Narrow road in places.
Forest Road 60 Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Road is snow covered and not likely driveable until mid-May. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 63 Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Road closed due to snow. Use caution; rock debris on road.
Forest Road 65 Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Road is not fully passable due to snow. Drivers can reach Panther Cr. Falls. Expect snow to linger at upper elevations on road into early/mid May. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 66 Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Road is not yet passable due to snow. Expect snow to linger at upper elevations on road into mid-May. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 75 Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Road closed due to snow at approximately 2500'. Open for 5.5 miles to washout.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Road is not driveable to the South Climb trailhead due to snow. Road is currently blocked by snow approx. 7 miles before the S. Climb trailhead. Expect snow on road until mid to late May. Please park carefully so other vehicles are not blocked in.
Forest Road 81 Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Gates are open on both east and west entrances, but snow prohibits travel 1-2 miles past gates.
Forest Road 8123 Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 81, the access road, remains snow covered.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 4/26/2017: Rd. 82 Open to Smith Butte sno-park.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 83 open to Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Road clear. No parking allowed on the road. Marble Mountain and Cougar parking is free. At Trail of Two Forests, a Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass or $5 in the fee tube required.
Forest Road 8303 Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: 1 foot of snow on the ground. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass or $5 in the fee tube required for parking at Ape Cave or Trail of Two Forests.
Forest Road 8322 Closed to Visitor
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Road closed due to snow and for winter recreation Road is washed out .2 miles past Forest Road 47 junction. Use not advised. The road is open and clear from the Ashford side via Forest Road 52.
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 12/5/2016:  The road will be closed at milepost four Monday - Fridays starting on 12/12/2016 due to logging operations. There is a washout at milepost 9.2 and one at milepost 9.4. Use not advised.
Forest Road 88 Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Road open from Trout Lake to Flattop Sno-Park in Winter. Road 88 will be snow covered until early June. Road 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    4/26/2017: FS Rd. 90 is open one lane at milepost 11.5 to MP 12 due to mudslide. Rd. 90 to Lower Falls has road damage at Crab Creek, MP28 and not recommended. It is hoped repairs will be made later in May.
Forest Road 93 Closed to Visitor 3/24/2017: Road is still snow covered.
Forest Road 99 Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Usually opens in early July, depending on snowpack.
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter. May be accessible in late June or early July.
Horse Camp: Cody Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open, Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 11/29/2016: Call the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current road conditions. WARNING: Part of Forest Road 65 north of the Horse Camp has a washout and is not currently accessible for horse trailers or passenger vehicles.
Horse Camp: Keenes Closed to Visitor 11/7/2016: Closed, not gated but no services provided. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Horse Camp: Lewis River Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Closed for season.
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Closed.
Horse Camp: Walupt Closed to Visitor 11/7/2016: Closed, not gated but no services provided. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Huckleberry Access Closed to Visitor 11/29/2016: Berries are typically ripe beginning in early August.
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Road is snow covered to trailhead in winter.
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Closed to Visitor
Interpretive Site: Big Tree Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead snow covered in winter. The Big Tree is suffering from bug kill.
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open
Interpretive Site: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Area is snow covered in winter.
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open. Access to one of the most interesting and accessible hikes on the forest. Trail has been cleared.
Johnston Ridge Observatory Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Reopens May 13. State Route 504 is closed just past Coldwater Lake at mile marker 45. When open, the fee at Johnston Ridge Observatory is $8 for adults, children 15 & younger free. America the Beautiful passes accepted.
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Opens in mid-late May, depending on snow melt.
Lahar Viewpoint Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 83 is gated just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Normally accessible in late May, depending on when snow melts out.
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 83 is gated just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Normally accessible in late May, depending on when snow melts out.
Lewis River Open to Visitor Check Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations for fishing season and rules.
Lewis River Valley Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: FR 90 is closed Dec.1 - March 31.
Meta Lake Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. May open in early July.
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Open to Visitor 04/17/2017: Climbers Bivouac is closed for the season.  Climbers are advised to use the Worm Flows Climbing Route out of the Marble Mountain Sno-Park.  View the climbing update.
Mount Margaret Backcountry Closed to Visitor 04/17/2017:  Mount Margaret Backcountry Conditions Report.
Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: Highway 504 to Johnston Ridge Observatory gated for the winter at mile post 45, just beyond Coldwater Lake. Johnston Ridge Observatory and 504 will open May 13. Coldwater Science and Learning Center open only for scheduled groups until Nov.
Mt. Adams Summit Closed to Visitor 3/15/2017: Road to South Climb trailhead #183 is snow covered and not driveable until late May.  Please make sure your vehicle is parked in a location where it's not blocking traffic. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current info.
Mt. St. Helens East Side: Forest Roads 25 & 99 Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 25 gated for the winter on the north side, just south of the 25/99 junction. On the south side, it is closed just past Muddy River Picnic Area. No through access. Forest Road 99 gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 25 may open mid-late June, depending on snow depth. Forest Road 99 usually opens in early July.
Mt. St. Helens South Side: Forest Roads 83 & 81 Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 83 open to Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Road clear. No parking allowed on the road. Marble Mountain and Cougar parking are free. On Forest Road 81, the gates are open, but snow prevents entry of more than 1-2 miles. Forest Road 81 is not plowed in the winter and is covered with snow. It is gated on the west just past Kalama Horse Camp, and on the east just past the 81/83 junction.
Mt. St. Helens West Side: State Highway 504 Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: Highway 504 slick in spots. 504 gated for the winter at mile marker 45, just past Coldwater Lake and the Hummocks Trail. Coldwater Science and Learning Center closed to general public until October. Johnston Ridge Observatory and 504 reopen May 13.
Observation Site: McClellan Open to Visitor
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open
Observation Site: Palisades Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open
Pine Creek Information Center Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Opens May 20th, 9 am to 6 pm.
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor Please remember to turn off the heaters, oven, and lamps when you leave. When snow is present all visitors must park at the sno-park. A Washington Sno-park permit is required.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Guard Station Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Replacement cabin on site is under renovation. 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 11/30/2016: Open.
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Road to Ice Cave is snow covered in winter thru April. Access by cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/11/2016: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Day Use area is closed during winter. A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency pass is required to park in the day use area.
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed. The only access to this campground is from the south on Forest Road 90 and Forest Road 23 from Troutlake. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/27/2016: Closed. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter. May open in early July.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 99) Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 99 is gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park for the winter season. 99 reopens normally the first week of July.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Open to Visitor 3/24/2017:  Trails have not been recently groomed. Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31.
Sno-Park: Cougar Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: 1-2 feet of snow on the ground. Forest Road 83 clear. Very limited parking at Cougar Sno-Park. Parking is free.
Sno-Park: Flattop Open to Visitor 3/24/2017: Trails were last groomed Thurs. March 16th. Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 3/24/2017: Road to the Sno-Park is open. Trail to GMS cabin is snow covered, but packed down and easy to walk to in boots. Check http://www.skamaniacounty.org/public-works/homepage/upper-wind-river-recreation-area/">Skamaniacounty.org for current road conditions on the Upper Wind River Hwy. Be sure to leave your vehicle parked at the Sno-Park allowing space for a plow to turn around. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31.
Sno-Park: Johnson Creek Open to Visitor 03/17/2017.  FR52 and 21 to Skate Creek and Johnson Creek SnoParks will continue to be plowed until the end of March.  You can also check Back Country Plowing and Grooming Facebook site for information on grooming and plowing.  Please visit the Northwest Avalance Center web page to keep informed of current avalanche danger.
Sno-Park: Koshko Open to Visitor 3/24/2017: Trails have not been groomed in this area recently. Upper Wind River Hwy. is open. If new snow arrives, it is advisable to check Skamaniacounty.org for current road information on the upper Wind River Hwy. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Open to Visitor 3/13/2017: Upper Wind River Hwy. is open to Lone Butte sno-park. If new snow arrives, it is advisable to check Skamaniacounty.org for current road information on the upper Wind River Hwy. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info.
Sno-Park: Marble Mountain Open to Visitor 04/24/2017: 3 feet of snow on ground. Road clear. Free parking.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 3/24/2017: Trails have not been groomed recently in this area. Upper Wind River Hwy. is open. If new snow arrives, it is advisable to check Skamaniacounty.org for current road information on the upper Wind River Hwy. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info.
Sno-Park: Oldman Pass Open to Visitor 3/24/2017: Trails have not been groomed recently in this area. Upper Wind River Hwy. is open. If new snow arrives, it is advisable to check Skamaniacounty.org for current road information on the upper Wind River Hwy. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info.
Sno-Park: Orr Creek Closed to Visitor 11/7/16: Closed the winter of 2016/2017 due to the Road 23 washouts.
Sno-Park: Pineside Open to Visitor 3/24/2017: Trails have not been groomed recently.  There is still adequate snow coverage, but expect some debris blown down on the trails (needles, cones, lichen, etc.) Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402. Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Open to Visitor 3/24/2017: Upper Wind River Hwy. is open. If new snow arrives, it is advisable to check Skamaniacounty.org website (public works link) for current road information on the upper Wind River Hwy. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info.
Sno-Park: Skate Creek Open to Visitor 03/17/17: FR52 and 21 to Skate Creek and Johnson Creek SnoParks will continue to be plowed until the end of March.. You can also check Back Country Plowing and Grooming Facebook site for information on grooming and plowing. Please visit the Northwest Avalanche Center web page to stay informed on current avalanche danger.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor 3/24/2017: Sno-Park is closed for season.
Sno-Park: SnowKing Open to Visitor 3/24/2017:  Trails have not been groomed recently. There is still adequate snow coverage, but a lot of debris down (needles, cones, lichen) on trail.  Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current info. Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31.
Sno-Park: Wakepish Open to Visitor 03/17/2017: FR25 was plowed to Wakepish SnoPark on Thursday, March 17th.  Parking lot is accessible and clear.  Due to heavy snows and limited funds, this will be the last snow plowing on FR25 this season.  If we get additional snow, the Forest Service will sign suggested parking/turnaround areas if needed.  You can also check Back Country Plowing and Grooming Facebook site for information on grooming and plowing. Please visit the Northwest Avalanche Center web page to stay informed on current avalanche danger.
The Worm Flows, Winter Climbing Route Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017:  View Climbing Conditions Report.  Forest Road 83 open to Marble Mountain Sno-Park. One lane in places.
Trail # 227A Independence Ridge Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter.
Trail #1 Boundary Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #10 High Camp Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #102 Filloon Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #103 Ponderosa   
Trail #104 Spacing Study   
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #110 Green Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017:Trail is still snow covered, likely through early June.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #114 High Line Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #115 Spring Creek Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #116 High Lakes Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trail #121 Coleman Weedpatch Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open.
Trail #123 South Point Lookout Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: There are 18 trees across the trail that are passable.
Trail #124 Paradise Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #125 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Conditions unknown.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 9/06/2016:Open.Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trail #130 Siouxon Open to Visitor 3/31/2017: Road is melted to trailhead. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #132 Observation Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017:Trail is still snow covered, likely through late May.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017:Trail is still snow covered, likely through late May.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Trail is snow covered until late May.
Trail #134 Takhlakh Loop Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Closed to Visitor
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Rd. 65 to the falls is snow covered in Winter.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 6/08/2016: Open. Trail has not been maintained yet this season. Road in questionable condition, high clearance advised
Trail #145 Bunker Hill    Condition unknown
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead not accessible until late Spring. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #149A Cedar Creek    Condition unknown
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Road to trail is snow covered in winter.
Trail #152 Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Road to trailhead is still snow covered. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Road to trailhead is still snow covered. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills    .
Trail #155 West Crater   
Trail #156 Wildcat   
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 1/25/2017:Trailis typically snow covered late Fall through late Spring.
Trail #158 Big Hollow Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #159 Terminator Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Expect snow on trail until late Spring/early Summer
Trail #16 Shorthorn Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early 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 #161 Tatoosh Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow.
Trail #161A Tatoosh Lookout Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow.
Trail #161B Tatoosh Lake Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #171A Shortcut Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Expect snow on trail until early Summer
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Expect snow on trail until late Spring/early Summer
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 04/22/2016: Open
Trail #176 Elk Lake Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Expect snow on trail until late Spring/early Summer
Trail #180A Ed's   
Trail #180B Chinook   
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock   
Trail #180E Indian Pits   
Trail #183 South Climb Open to Visitor 4/17/2017: NOTE: Road to trailhead is snow covered and not completely driveable thru late May. Expect winter conditions on the climbing route.
Trail #184 Lava Canyon Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Forest Road 83 is gated for the season just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Open, snow.
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek    4/17/2017:Trail is still snow covered, likely through mid-May.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek    4/17/2017:Trail is still snow covered, likely through mid-May.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Trail is still snow covered, likely through mid-May.
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Open to Visitor
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #1: Boundary- Elk Pass to Yellow Jacket Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #1: Boundary- Hummocks to Johnston Ridge Open to Visitor 04/18/2017: Snow at higher elevations
Trail #1: Boundary- Yellow Jacket to Council Lake Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor At Rock Creek near Stevenson, WA trail closed to stock use, detour in place on the 2070 Rd. Section is Passable for hikers.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Trail is snow covered.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Trail is snow covered.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #207 Truman (Willow Springs #207A) Closed to Visitor
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #210 Meta Lake Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter.
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor 04/18/2017: Open from Coldwater Lake. Little or no snow. Snow at Higher elevations. Water is running high on creeks crossing the Lakes Trail. Use caution.
Trail #213 Green River Closed to Visitor 04/01/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park.
Trail #213A Vanson Ridge Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Snow Covered
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor 04/18/2017: Open, please see Loowit Trail Conditions Report
Trail #216A Ptarmigan Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Snow covered.
Trail #216B June Lake Open to Visitor 04/18/2017: Reachable by skis or snow shoes from Marble Mountain Sno-park.
Trail #216D: Abraham Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Snow Covered
Trail #217 Goat Mountain Closed to Visitor
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Conditions unknown. Trail is inaccessible due washouts on Forest Road 26. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. 
Trail #22 Carlton Creek Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow.
Trail #224 Harmony Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter.
Trail #225 Smith Creek Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Snow
Trail #227 Independence Pass Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Closed due to washouts.
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Snow on the trail. 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 12/07/2016: Snow on the trail. Upper bridge has been removed.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: There is a bridge closure on this trail. Trail has been cleared.
Trail #229 Hummocks Open to Visitor 04/11/2017: Trail flooded 3/4 mile in.
Trail #230 Coldwater Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Snow covered in spots and at Higher elevations.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: State Route 504 is closed just past Coldwater Lake.
Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor 04/18/2017: A Northwest Forest, America the Beautiful pass or $5 in the fee tube is required for parking.
Trail #234 Ape Canyon Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Forest Road 83 is gated just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park for the winter.
Trail #238 Toutle Closed to Visitor 04/01/2017: Open from Kalama Horse Camp. Snow covered.
Trail #238A Butte Camp Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Snow covered. FR 81 is snowed in 1-2 miles past east and west gates.
Trail #240 Sheep Canyon Closed to Visitor 04/01/2017: Forest Road 81 is gated just past Kalama Horse Camp on the west side, and just past the 83/81 junction on the east side.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Snow on the trail.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Snow on the trail.
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Open not cleared.
Trail #26 Middle Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Snow on the trail.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Open to Visitor 11/7/2016: Conditions unknown.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Open, Snow on the trail. The trail is closed to all motorized use from Dec. 1 to April 1. The trail is closed to all motorized use from the Blue Lake ORV parking area to just above the junction of Forest Roads 23 and 21 due to an impassable washout. The trail has been cleared and is open for all uses from Twin Creek to Cat Creek. Valley Trail 270 is closed to all motorized use from December 1 to April 1 for wildlife protection. The trail is impassable due to a large washout just above the junctions of Forest Roads 23 and 21. 03/8/2015: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Snow on the trail. Recent fall storms may have brought trees down and snow can come at any time.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017:Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through early Summer due to snow.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Open, snow on the trail.
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through early Summer due to snow.
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #31 Lewis River Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Access Road 90 has a slide at MP28. It is planned to be repaired in May. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Access Road 90 to trailhead is still snow covered. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Access Road 90 to trailhead has a slide at MP28. It is planned to be repaired in May. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 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 Closed to Visitor 4/17/2017: Access Road 90 to trailhead is still snow covered. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31C Middle Falls Closed to Visitor 4/26/2017: Access Road 90 to trailhead has a slide at MP28. It is planned to be repaired in May. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 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 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #34 Lemei Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #35 Service Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Road 80 to shelter is snow covered until late May.
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #48 East Crater Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible until early Summer due to snow. Road to trailhead is in rough condition. Call Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #51 Big Tree Open to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trail is accessible in Winter by skiing or snowshoeing.
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until late Spring.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until Spring.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until mid-Spring.
Trail #54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor 5/02/2016: Open. Trail cleared of downed logs.
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until Summer.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 12/13/2016: Open. Expect snow on trail until early Spring.
Trail #64 Riley Camp Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until Summer.
Trail #64A Riley South Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016:Trail is snow covered until Summer.
Trail #67 Hand Shake Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Road to lake is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #71 Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016:Trail is snow covered until early Summer. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Northwest Forest Pass is not required to park at the trailhead during the off season. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until late Spring. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 12/07/2016: Snow on trail.
Trail #86 Lily Basin Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. Major wash out at Glacier Creek. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR STOCK! Trail has been cleared between Goat Ridge and Snowgrass Trail #96. 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 #9 Round-the-Mountain Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office 509-395-3402 for up-to-date information.
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trailhead: Ape Canyon Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 83 is gated just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Road usually melts out in late May to access the site.
Trailhead: Big Hollow Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Blue Lake (Mt St Helens) Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Forest Road 81 is open only 1-2 miles past Kalama Horse Camp due to snow.
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until mid-Spring.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through early Summer due to snow.
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until Spring.
Trailhead: Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: East Crater Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Road to trailhead is snow covered. Road is in rough condition about one mile from the trailhead. High clearance recommended. Call Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 4/14/2017: Road 3062 to trailhead is snow covered and not yet driveable. Check in late April for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Filloon Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 12/01/2016: Road to trailhead is closed until April 1.
Trailhead: Hummocks/ Boundary Open to Visitor 04/18/2017: Due to rain and snow, sections of the Hummocks Trail are underwater. Use caution.
Trailhead: Independence Pass Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: Closed due to washouts.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - North Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: June Lake Closed to Visitor 04/18/2017: 138 inches of snow at the lake itself (3440 ft.) Forest Road 83 is gated just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park, requiring a 1 mile snowshoe or ski trip to reach the trailhead.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible in Winter thru early Summer due to snow.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Lemei Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Closed to Visitor 1/20/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020) Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Middle Falls Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Lower) Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trail is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017:Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trail is snow covered until later in Spring.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Closed to Visitor 3/30/2017: Trail is snow covered until later in Spring.
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office 509-395-2617 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Closed to Visitor 1/20/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow unless on xc-skis or snowshoes.
Trailhead: Observation Peak Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Closed to Visitor 12/07/2016: Unreachable due to snow. A Northwest Pass is not required to park at the trailhead in the off season. A fee tube is located at the lower motorized trailhead.
Trailhead: Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trailhead is snow covered until early Summer.
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Salt Creek Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trail is snow covered until late Spring. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Service Closed to Visitor 12/20/2016: Access Road to trailhead is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Silver Star Closed to Visitor 2/14/2017: Road to trailhead is snow covered in Winter. Road to trailhead is rough.
Trailhead: Siouxon Open to Visitor 3/31/2017: Road is now passable to trailhead. Recommended for 4WD or high clearance vehicles due to rough road.
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Snipes Mountain Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Soda Peaks Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Road to trailhead is snow covered in winter.
Trailhead: South Climb Closed to Visitor 3/15/2017: Rd. 80 is still completely snow covered. Rd. 8040 to the South Climb trailhead typically melts out by late.
Trailhead: South Coldwater Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: State Route 504 is closed just past Coldwater Lake.
Trailhead: Stagman Ridge Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Accessible by Rd.6507. Rd. 65 has road damage,not recommended.
Trailhead: Trapper Creek Closed to Visitor 11/30/2016: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through mid-Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Trout Creek Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trailhead: Upper Gotchen Creek (FR 8040) Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trailhead: Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 12/13/2016: Open, expect snow on trail in winter.
Trailhead: Williams Mine Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trailhead is not accessible in Winter. Please call Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Closed to Visitor 1/20/2017: Trailhead is typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow.
Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit Closed to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trails are snow covered until mid-Spring.
Upper Cispus River Open to Visitor Check: WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Wilderness: Glacier View Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Goat Rocks    12/13/2016: Trails are snow covered until early Summer.
Wilderness: Indian Heaven Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trails are snow covered until early Summer.
Wilderness: Mount Adams Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trails are snow covered until early Summer.
Wilderness: Tatoosh   
Wilderness: Trapper Creek Closed to Visitor 1/25/2017: Trails are snow covered until mid-Spring.
Wilderness: William O. Douglas   
Windy Ridge Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 04/24/2017: Forest Road 99 gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Usually opens around early July, when snow melts out.

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.

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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 march 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.