Recreation

William O. Douglas Wilderness.

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

Recreation sites on the forest are grouped into three areas:

Site Conditions: Scroll to Recreation Conditions Report below the map

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

 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Current Conditions

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ape Cave Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Forest Road 8303 to Ape Cave open. Cave open during daylight hours. No pets, food or drink allowed inside the cave, except water. Bring two-three light sources per person.
Bear Meadow Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open. Fee tube available for payment of recreation fee of $5 for recreation sites in the forest.
Blast Edge Viewpoint; Monument Entry Open to Visitor Open.
Boating Site: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 5/26/2018: Road is now open to Goose Lake coming from both directions.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Open. The dam at lake has been put in for the Summer season.
Campground: Adams Fork Open to Visitor 05/18/2018: Open
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Open for season until Sept. 10.
Campground: Beaver Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Open for season until Sept. 24.
Campground: Big Creek Open to Visitor 05/18/2018: Open
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Open to Visitor 05/18/2018: Open
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 7/05/2018: FS Rd. 54 is closed on the West side due to road damage. Campground is only reachable if driving on Rd. 54 coming from the East (off FS. Rd. 30)Campground has not been maintained this season. Camp at your own risk & pack out your own trash.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Open to Visitor 05/24/2018: Open
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open for season.
Campground: Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open for Summer season.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Campground is open.  Please be aware there has been a black bear in the area getting into garbage.  Make sure to store your food properly in your vehicle overnight.
Campground: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 5/17/2018: Campground is now open for the season.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 5/17/2018: Campground open for the season. Iron Mike water pump is turned on.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Open to Visitor 6/22/2018: Open
Campground: Iron Creek Open to Visitor 6/29/2018: Open but no water available until further notice.
Campground: Killen Creek Open to Visitor 6/22/2018: Open
Campground: La Wis Wis Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Open
Campground: Lower Falls Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Open. Due to a slide, part of Forest Road 90 near Crab Creek is currently recommended for higher clearance vehicles only. It is not recommended for trailers. If you are coming from the south and headed to Lower Falls, travel instead through Trout Lake to Forest Road 23 and west on Forest Road 90.  Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402.  Reservations are highly recommended at this very popular campground 1-877-444-6777 for the Summer months. Walk up sites(on a first come basis)are also available but are hard to get in Summer.
Campground: Morrison Creek Open to Visitor 5/23/2018: Open for season. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Campground: Moss Creek Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Open for season until Sept. 10.
Campground: North Fork Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Open but no water available until further notice. A portion of the campground has been decommissioned due to hazards posed by phellinus infection in trees in the area. Reservations through recreation.gov
Campground: North Fork Group Camp Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Open but no water available until further notice.
Campground: Oklahoma Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Open for season until Sept. 10.
Campground: Olallie Lake Open to Visitor 6/22/2018: Open
Campground: Panther Creek Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Open for season until Sept. 10.
Campground: Paradise Creek Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Open for season until Sept. 10th.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 6/07/2018: Campground is now open for the season.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Open to Visitor 6/07/2018: Campground is now open for the season.
Campground: Soda Spring Open to Visitor 06/08/2018: Open
Campground: Summit Open to Visitor 05/24/2018: Open
Campground: Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Open year round. Reservations are accepted May 1- Oct. 1. First come, first served the rest of year.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Open
Campground: Tillicum Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Campground is open until Fall.
Campground: Tower Rock Open to Visitor 05/18/2018: Open
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Open to Visitor 5/09/2018: Open for the season.
Campground: Twin Falls Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Open.
Campground: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 6/22/2018: Open
Campground: Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 6/07/2018: Open.
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Closed to Visitor  
Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest Road 830 to Climbers Bivouac open. No water is available. There are several campsites, but none reservable. A $5 per day per vehicle fee at the fee tube, a Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required for parking.
Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Open to Visitor Electric motors only. Fishing regs: Trout, year-round. Minimum size 16", limit 1. Artificial lures only, no bait, single point barbless hooks. See selective gear rules. No parking pass currently required.
Cowlitz Valley area Open to Visitor
Dark Divide Roadless Area Open to Visitor
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open, washout has been temporarily repaired.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 6/8/2018: Open
Forest Road 2150 Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open to Berry Patch and Snowgrass Flats trailhead.
Forest Road 23 Open to Visitor 06/07/2018: Road is now open for the season, typically until early November. Closed in Winter thru early June.
Forest Road 2329 Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Expect somewhat rough road conditions. Contact the Cowlitz Valley RD for current info. 360-497-1103.
Forest Road 24 Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Road is open for the Summer/Fall season.
Forest Road 25 Open to Visitor 06/21/2018: Forest Road 25 is open.
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 06/29/2018: Road open on Forest Road 99 end to Ryan Lake. Middle section closed for repair work in 2018.  Closed at milepost 8 on the north side due to large washout & just past Ryan Lake on south side coming from Forest Road 99.
Forest Road 2750 Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Road is passable to narrow vehicles with high clearance due to washouts.  The road is rough and there is a narrow slide area at MP 3.0.  Recommend high clearance vehicles only and road is not safely passable to trailers.  
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 06/21/2018: Open
Forest Road 2801 Closed to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Open. Rd. 30 is snow covered past Lone Butte Sno-Park and not completely driveable after that point (typically until mid June).
Forest Road 41 Open to Visitor 4/26/2018: From Lookout Mountain to Sunset Falls the road is rough and slow going. High clearance vehicle recommended.
Forest Road 4109 Open to Visitor 4/26/2018: Recommended for High clearance vehicles only. Road is rough and in bad shape.
Forest Road 42 Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open.
Forest Road 43 Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open.
Forest Road 48 Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open
Forest Road 51 /Curly Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Open
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 04/26/18: Skate Creek Rd is open for the season. Watch for frost heaves and slumps in the road.
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 6/01/2018: Forest Rd. 54 is closed on the West side due to road damage, just past the junction of Rd. 54 & Rd. 57. The road is now melted to the Soda Peaks Lake trailhead on the East side. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 56 Open to Visitor 06/02/2018: Open
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 05/22/2018: Open
Forest Road 5701 Open to Visitor 6/30/2017: Open
Forest Road 59 Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open. High clearance recommended. Narrow road in places.
Forest Road 60 Open to Visitor 5/26/2018: Road is now open to Goose Lake coming from both directions. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 63 Closed to Visitor 6/21/2018: 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 6/12/2018: Open. NOTE: Rd. 65. has some flood damage just past Falls Cr. Falls Horsecamp.  Access to Thomas Lake TH is passable by a higher clearance vehicle (Ex. Subaru or higher) otherwise access via Rd. 6507.
Forest Road 66 Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Road is melted to South Prairie (Disappearing Lake) coming from either direction. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 75 Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open for 5.5 miles to washout.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Open to Visitor 6/19/2018: Road to trailhead is open. Parking can be a challenge on weekends. Please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor Open. Road has potholes and can be rough.
Forest Road 8123    Forest Road 81 open but rough, but no reports on the 8123.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 5/18/2018: Rd. 82 is mostly melted out.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 07/10/18: No parking on the road. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass or $5 in a fee tube required to park at Cougar Sno-Park, Lahar Viewpoint, Ape Canyon and Lava Canyon Trailheads.
Forest Road 8303 Open to Visitor Open to Ape Cave. No parking allowed on the road. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass, or $5 in the fee tube is required.
Forest Road 8322    Forest Road 83 is open, but no reports on the 8322.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open. but very rough. High Clearance 4 x 4 recommended. There is a washout at milepost 9.2 and one at milepost 9.4. Use not advised.
Forest Road 88 Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open. Note: Road 88 is washed out 7 miles north of Big Tire Jct., cannot connect to FR 90 due to the washout at MP 19.7.
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 7/12/2018: Road is open. Recent roadwork on Forest Road 90 near Crab Creek has made the road accessible for most vehicles, but larger RV's or trailers should still take Rd. 23 from Trout Lake to Rd. 90 coming from the East. Be aware this section has plenty of potholes. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 93 Open to Visitor 7/13/2017: Open
Forest Road 99 Open to Visitor 7/13/2018: Open
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Open to Visitor Open.
Horse Camp: Cody Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Open, no water available.
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 5/08/2018: Not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Call the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current road conditions.
Horse Camp: Keenes Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open
Horse Camp: Lewis River Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Open. Road 90 is now melted out to the horse camp coming from the West.
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Horse camp is now open for the season. Water is available for stock use only.
Horse Camp: Walupt Open to Visitor 6/29/2018: Open
Huckleberry Access Closed to Visitor 5/08/2018: Open. Indian Heaven Wilderness is closed to all access beyond the end of the Access Road.
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Closed to Visitor 5/08/2018: Area not accessible due to snow until late Spring.
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Closed to Visitor 1/12/2018: Area not accessible due to snow until late Spring.
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 05/08/2017: Open
Interpretive Site: Peterson Prairie Open to Visitor 6/28/2017: Open
Interpretive Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open. Access to one of the most interesting and accessible hikes on the forest. Trail has been cleared. A Northwest Forest Pass is required.
Johnston Ridge Observatory Open to Visitor Open 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. Located at mile marker 52, the end of Highway 504. Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, at milepost 5, open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm.
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2018 season. 27 sites, no reservations, $8 for a single or $16 for a double site.
Lahar Viewpoint Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open with a beautiful of the south (non-crater) side of the volcano on a clear day.
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 7/13/2018: Trail open. Use extreme caution on the lower section past the suspension bridge. Stay on the trail and do not approach the river and falls. Several fatalities have occured over the years.
Lewis River Open to Visitor Check Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations for fishing season and rules.
Lewis River Valley Closed to Visitor 12/21/2017: Road 90 to Lower Falls is closed in the Winter until April 1st for wildlife protection.
Meta Lake Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open.
Miners Car Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open.
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Open to Visitor 830 Road to Climber's Bivouac is now open. Climbing Conditions   View the climbing update.
Mount Margaret Backcountry Open to Visitor Forest Roads 99 and 26 open to Norway Pass. 26 closed from the north, so access Norway Pass from Forest Road 99. State Route 504 open on the west side. To overnight camp, you must have a Mount Margaret Backcountry Permit for one of 8 campsites. Permits are on sale at recreation.gov.  Mount Margaret Backcountry Conditions Report.
Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor State Route 504 to Johnston Ridge Observatory is open. Forest Road 81 & 83 are open. Forest Road 25 is open.  Forest Road 99 to Windy Ridge is open.
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Road to trailhead is open. Parking can be a challenge, particularly on weekends. Please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Mt. St. Helens East Side: Forest Roads 25 & 99 Open to Visitor Forest Road 25 is open. Forest Road 99 is open.
Mt. St. Helens South Side: Forest Roads 83 & 81 Open to Visitor Forest Roads 83 and 81 open. Forest Road 81 is rough. No parking allowed on the roads.
Mt. St. Helens West Side: State Highway 504 Open to Visitor State Highway 504 open. Check weather forecast or the live Mount St. Helens Volcanocam at http://www.mountsthelens.com/volcanocam.html to determine visiblility of the volcano.
Observation Site: McClellan Open to Visitor Beautiful, distant view of the southeast side (non-crater side) of Mount St. Helens on a clear day.
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Observation Site: Palisades Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Pine Creek Information Center Open to Visitor Open 7 days a week, 10 am to 5 pm.
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor 4/09/2018: The road to the cabin is now melted. Cabin renters may still need to park at the sno-park for the next few weeks if new snow arrives. Please remember to turn off the heaters, oven, and lamps when you leave. When snow is present all vehicles must have a Washington Sno-park permit to park in the sno-park thru March 31.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Cabin Open to Visitor 4/09/2018: Renovation of cabin is complete. Overnight reservations can now be made up to 6 months in advance on www.recreation.gov Please contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for updates 509-395-3402. Parking in the winter at Atkisson sno-park requires a WA Sno-Park permit thru March 31.
Rivers and Streams Open to Visitor Check WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Open to Visitor 3/20/2018: Open
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Open.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/08/2017: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/24/2018: Open
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Open. A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency pass is required to park in the day use area.
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Open
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Open to Visitor 6/22/2018: Open
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Open to Visitor Open.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 8322)    No trail report.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 99) Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 open only to Wakepish Sno-Park, at the beginning of the 99 road. Gated for the winter just past the sno-park. Road 99 usually melts out in June-July, depending on snowpack.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Open to Visitor 4/16/2018: Rd.24 & Rd. 60 to Goose Lake were last groomed 3/28/18. There is still enough snow coverage for Skiing,snowshoeing, and snowmobiling after the first mile up the road from the sno-park. Washington Sno-Park permit is not required this time of year. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distrit 509-395-3402 for current info.
Sno-Park: Flattop Open to Visitor 4/16/2018: Trails were last groomed 3/30/18. WA Sno-Park permit is not required this time of year.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 4/16/2018: Overnight guests staying at the Government Mineral Springs cabin can park at the cabin this time of year.
Sno-Park: Koshko Open to Visitor 4/16/2018: Skiing and snowshoeing conditions may still be possible. Be aware trails have not been groomed. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Open to Visitor 4/16/2018: Trails were last groomed 3/27/18. 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 No parking allowed on the road. No fee or pass required to use site until further notice.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 3/30/2018: At least 1-2 feet of snow depth. Skiing and snowshoeing are still possible. Be aware trails have not been groomed. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Oldman Pass Open to Visitor 3/30/2018: Skiing and snowshoeing are still possible. Be aware trails have not been groomed. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Pineside Open to Visitor 3/30/2018: Recommending using Atkisson Sno-Park at this time of year. There are currently too many bare spots for skiing/snowshoeing at Pineside unless new snow arrives. Washington Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Open to Visitor 3/30/2018: At least 1 foot of snow depth. Skiing and snowshoeing are still possible. Be aware trails have not been groomed. WA Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further info. To check on the Upper Wind River Hwy. road conditions, view http://www.skamaniacounty.org Public Works link.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor 3/30/2018: Road is no longer plowed to this Sno-Park.
Sno-Park: SnowKing Open to Visitor 3/30/2018: Recommending using Atkisson Sno-Park at this time of year. There are currently too many bare spots for skiing/snowshoeing at Snowking unless new snow arrives. Washington Sno-Park permit required Dec.1-Mar.31.
The Worm Flows, Winter Climbing Route Open to Visitor  View Climbing Conditions Report. Forest Road 83 open to Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Trail #10 High Camp Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Trail to high camp has some patches of snow thru mid to late July.
Trail #102 Filloon Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open. Snow still lingering at upper elevations.
Trail #103 Ponderosa   
Trail #104 Spacing Study   
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open.
Trail #107 Sawtooth Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Expect snow on trail until early July.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Snow may be lingering on trail at upper elevation. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #109 Hamilton Peak Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'.Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open. 
Trail #110 Green Mountain Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Trailhead is accessible to higher clearance vehicles (Ex. Subaru or higher) using Rd. 65; low clearance vehicles are  recommended to use Rd. 6507 to Thomas Lake TH due to damage on Rd.65. Trail is melted out to Blue Lake. Mosquitoes are plentiful this time of year! Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Open. Mosquito repellent highly recommended! Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Rd. 2329 is open. Mosquito repellent highly recommended!
Trail #114 High Line Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Expect snow on trail to linger until early to mid July.
Trail #115 Spring Creek Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #116 High Lakes Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #117 Council Bluff Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #118 Hamilton Buttes Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #119 Blue Lake Butte Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 6/20/2018: Some snow still lingering on upper portion of trail but not hard to navigate. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #121 Coleman Weedpatch Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 05/08/2017: Open.
Trail #123 South Point Lookout Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Snow patches possible on the trail. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #124 Paradise Open 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 07/11/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trail #130 Siouxon Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Trail has not been cleared of debris/trees this season. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #132 Observation Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Open.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Forest Road 54 to trailhead is now open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Open to Visitor 6/20/2018: Open.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Closed to Visitor 7/14/2018: This trail is temporarily closed. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 3/27/2018: Road to trailhead is snow covered until early June.
Trail #140 Horseshoe Ridge Closed to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #145 Bunker Hill    Condition unknown
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #148 Snofoot Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Open
Trail #149A Cedar Creek    Condition unknown
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #150 Snofoot Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Open
Trail #152 Falls Creek Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Upper portion of trail will be snow covered until late Spring. Trail has not been cleared of downed trees this season. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Road to trailhead is now open. There may be some lingering snow on upper portion of trail. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills    .
Trail #155 West Crater   
Trail #156 Wildcat Closed to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Trail is currently snow covered.
Trail #158 Big Hollow Closed to Visitor 3/27/2018: Trail has snow at upper elevation and has not been cleared of downed debris.
Trail #159 Terminator Closed to Visitor 3/20/2018: Expect snow on trail.
Trail #16 Shorthorn Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Expect snow on trail at upper elevation until late June. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #161 Tatoosh Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Snow patches possible. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #161A Tatoosh Lookout Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Snow patches. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #161B Tatoosh Lake Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Snow on the trail to the lake very possible. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #171A Shortcut Open to Visitor 6/27/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain Open to Visitor 7/05/2018: Open.
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 3/27/2018: Open
Trail #176 Elk Lake Closed to Visitor 3/27/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Closed to Visitor 3/27/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Open to Visitor 5/05/2017: Expect snow on trail until late Spring/early Summer
Trail #180A Ed's Closed to Visitor 3/27/2018: Road may still have some snow the last mile. Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180B Chinook    3/27/2018: Snow may still be on last mile of road to trailhead. Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock    3/12/2018: Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180E Indian Pits Closed to Visitor 3/12/2018: Road to trailhead currently has snow on it and is in rough shape to trailhead.
Trail #183 South Climb Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Road to trailhead is open.  Parking can be a challenge on weekends, please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. The trail is snow free to 7,400' ft. elevation. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trail #184 Lava Canyon Open to Visitor Forest Road 83 open, upper loop snow-free. Lower section closed due to trail damage.
Trail #185 Wood Lake Closed to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Closed to Visitor 3/08/2018: Not yet cleared of downed trees.
Trail #192.1 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/02/2018: Open.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/02/2018: Open.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Open to Visitor
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #1: Boundary- Hummocks to Johnston Ridge Open to Visitor
Trail #1: Boundary- Johnston Ridge to Truman Trail Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Open. Brushy.
Trail #1: Boundary- Truman #207 to Norway Pass Closed to Visitor 06/29/18: Boundary Trail is snow covered past Coldwater Peak Trail.
Trail #1E Harry's Ridge Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Likely totally snow free. Boundary trail to this trail snow-free.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 10/3/2017: Open
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Closed to Visitor 5/08/2018: Open. PCT sections will be snow covered going through Indian Heaven and Mt. Adams Wilderness until early Summer. At Rock Creek near Stevenson, WA trail closed to stock use, detour in place on the 2070 Rd. Section is Passable for hikers. Contact the Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'.Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #201 Eruption Open to Visitor
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 Open to Visitor Open.
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Trail may have winter damage.
Trail #213 Green River Open to Visitor 07/13/2018: Trail conditions unknown. Access is from Forest Road 99 to Forest Road 26 north. Forest Road 26 brushy.
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor Open, Loowit Trail Conditions Report   Forest Road 99, 81 and 83 open.
Trail #216A Ptarmigan    Forest Road 81 open, but no trail reports available.
Trail #216B June Lake Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Trail snow free.
Trail #216D: Abraham Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Open, conditions unknown.
Trail #217 Goat Mountain Open to Visitor 07/13/2018: Open, conditions unknown. Accessible from Forest Road 99 to Forest Road 26. Forest Road 26 brushy.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Closed to Visitor 6/8/2018: 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 Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #224 Harmony Open to Visitor Open.
Trail #225 Smith Creek    No trail report.
Trail #227 Independence Pass Closed to Visitor Closed due to washouts. 
Trail #227A Independence Ridge Open to Visitor 6/29/18: Open 
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open, not trail maintenance has been done. The trail currently has two bridges that have been removed.  The first crossing is over a dry creek channel and the second is over Covel Creek. Hikers should use discretion in finding alternative ways to cross. 
Trail #228A Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Open, no trail maintenance has been done. Upper bridge has been removed. Creek flow is heavy right now.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Trail has not been logged out. Upper Bridge has been removed. Creek flow is heavy right now.
Trail #229 Hummocks Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: May encounter wet areas.
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Trail may still have snow at higher elevations.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Open, brushy.
Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor Road open to Ape Cave. A Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful Pass, or $5 in the fee tube required.
Trail #234 Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Open and snow-free.
Trail #237 Blue Horse    Forest Road 81 open, but no trail reports available.
Trail #238 Toutle    Forest Road 81 open, but no trail reports available.
Trail #238A Butte Camp Open to Visitor 07/13/2018: Trail snow-free.
Trail #240 Sheep Canyon Open to Visitor Forest Road 81 open, but no trail reports available. May be few patches of snow lingering.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open, Northwest Forest Pass is required.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open, Northwest Forest Pass is required .
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #258 Silver Creek Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #259 Langille Ridge Closed to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done. 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 #26 Middle Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Trail is open. Note: Trailhead is now located on FR 8841.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Trail #266 High Rock Open to Visitor 07/12/2018: Beginning 7/16/2018 - 07/19/2018: Lookout repair work will be occurring. There will crews and horses hauling lumber and supplies on the trail on Monday and Thursday. Lookout will be closed to entry between 7/16 and 7/19 due to the repairs.
Trail #267 Glacier View Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'.Trail maintenance has not been done. Conditions unknown. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Open to Visitor 6/21/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 05/25/2018: Open, trail has not been cleared. The trail is open to all users. The trail is closed to all motorized use from Dec. 1 to April 1 for wildlife closure.
Trail #274 Blue Lake Hiker Open to Visitor 6/8/2018: Open, Trail has not been cleared of blow down but is passable to hikers. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 05/25/2018: Trail has not been cleared.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Closed to Visitor 10/3/2017: Open
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open,
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Closed to Visitor 10/3/2017: Open
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Open to Visitor 7/08/2017: Open
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Open to Visitor 7/08/2017: Open
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed . Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open. Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Trail is completely open. Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402. Note: There is a permanent detour around Middle Falls, the trail slid and is impassable between Lower and Middle Falls. All of the trail behind the detour is closed to all uses. Detour routes thru Middle Falls parking area.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open
Trail #31C Middle Falls Open to Visitor 6/09/2018: Open. Contact Mt. Adams RD for current info. 509-395-3402. Trail 31 has a detour west of Middle Falls due to a slide on the trail. To detour go up the trail to the Middle Falls parking lot then down the trail on the east side of the lot to return to the 31 trail.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Open. Mosquitoes have arrived, come prepared!
Trail #33A Deep Lake Open to Visitor 7/10/2018: Open. Mosquitoes have arrived, come prepared!
Trail #34 Lemei Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Road to trailhead is now accessible. Expect snow on trail at higher elevations.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Road to trailhead is now accessible. Expect snow on trail near lake until mid to late June.
Trail #35 Service Closed to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed debris. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Open to Visitor 5/15/2018: Road 8810 to trailhead is now open. Trail is now melted out & cleared of downed trees.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Closed to Visitor 3/20/2018: Road to trail is still partially snow covered.
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 3/20/2018: Road to trailhead is snow covered and not accessible until late Spring.
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Closed to Visitor 3/20/2018: Road to shelter has not yet melted out.
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Closed to Visitor 3/20/2018: Road to trailhead is snow covered and not accessible until late Spring.
Trail #48 East Crater Open to Visitor 6/27/2018: Open. Trail is melted to Junction Lake & Blue Lake. Mosquito alert, bring repellent! Call Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Closed to Visitor 5/02/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #5 & #5B Quartz Creek & Quartz Creek Butte Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Trailhead is accessible. Trail has not yet been cleared of downed debris.
Trail #51 Big Tree Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Open
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed trees.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Open.Trail has not been cleared of downed trees. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Open to Visitor 5/02/2018: Trail has not been maintained yet this season.
Trail #54A White Salmon River Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Open
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Closed to Visitor 5/02/2018: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #57 Cortright Creek Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Open
Trail #60 Sand Lake Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #61 Clear Fork Open to Visitor 6/8/2018: Trail is snow free except a few patches to the Cowlitz Crossing. Trail has been logged out except one large tree not too far past Skeeter shelter, easy for hikers to get around. There is a washout just below the junction with the PCT, not recommended for stock. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #64 Riley Camp Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open.  Upper section of trail may have lingering snow.
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open. Trail may have lingering snow at upper elevation. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #65 Bluff Lake Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. The road is washed out approximately 1 mile before the trailhead.
Trail #67 Hand Shake Open to Visitor 7/08/2017:Open
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Closed to Visitor Road to the lake is in very poor condition.
Trail #71 Pine-Way Closed to Visitor 3/15/2018: Road to trailhead is snow covered until early Summer. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Closed to Visitor 5/02/2018: Trail is snow covered until early Summer.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Closed to Visitor 3/15/2018: Road to trailhead is snow covered and typically not accessible until early June.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Open to Visitor 05/25/2018: Open A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #75 Salt Creek Open to Visitor 5/01/2018: Trail is now accessible. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #76 Clear Lost Open to Visitor 06/29/2018: Snow level approximately 5800'. Trail maintenance has not been done. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 6/8/2018: Open, trail has been cleared. A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Trail will have lingering snow until early June.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Open to Visitor 7/08/2017: Open. Trail has not been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Open to Visitor 9/08/2017: There is a high probability of a large debris avalanche originating from Avalanche Glacier affecting the basins below. Use caution when traveling on Round-the-Mountain Trail #9 & avoid areas upslope of the trail.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Trail #95 Goat Ridge Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail has been cleared to the trail 95a junction. There is still snow traveling from Jordan Basin to Goat Lake. Trail 95a is clear, there are several snow fields to cross on the north side. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #96 Snowgrass Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail has been cleared from the trailhad to the bottom of the switchbacks approximately 3 miles from the trailhead. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #98 Nannie Ridge Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail is clear to the Pacific Crest Trail. Lots of mosquitos! Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. The Goat Creek bridge at milepost 1.7 on the Snowgrass Trail #96 is closed to all stock use. Stock users must use the detour and ford the creek crossing.
Trail #9A Looking Glass Lake Open to Visitor 8/18/2017: Open
Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 1/4 mile-long boardwalk over 1,900 year-old lava casts of trees. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass, or $5 in a fee envelope required.
Trailhead: Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Open and snow-free.
Trailhead: Big Hollow Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Blue Lake (Mt St Helens)    Forest Road 81 open, but no trail reports available.
Trailhead: Buck Creek-Lower Open to Visitor 5/02/2018: Open. Trail has not been cleared yet of downed debris.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Open to Visitor 5/14/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Open to Visitor 5/14/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Cultus Creek Open to Visitor 6/05/2018: Road 24 to trailhead is now accessible. Expect snow on trail until early July.
Trailhead: Curly Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/26/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Divide Camp Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Open
Trailhead: East Crater Open to Visitor 6/27/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/26/2018: Road to trailhead is now open.
Trailhead: Filloon Open to Visitor 5/23/2018: Road to trailhead has just melted out.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 5/24/2018: Open.
Trailhead: High Rock/Greenwood Lake Open to Visitor 07/12/2018: Beginning 7/16/2018 - 07/19/2018: Lookout repair work will be occurring. There will crews and horses hauling lumber and supplies on the trail on Monday and Thursday. Lookout will be closed to entry between 7/16 and 7/19 due to the repairs. High clearance 4 x 4 needed on Forest Road 85. High clearance recommended on Forest Road 84. Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office for current information 360-497-1103.
Trailhead: Hummocks/ Boundary Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Trail open and snow-free.
Trailhead: Independence Pass Closed to Visitor Closed due to washouts.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - North Open to Visitor 6/05/2018: Road to trailhead is open. Expect snow on trail until late June.
Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Open to Visitor 6/05/2018: Road to trailhead is gated at the intersection of Rd. 60 & Rd. 6048. You must walk up the 3 mile road to access this trailhead.
Trailhead: June Lake Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Trail snow free.
Trailhead: Killen Creek Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trailhead accessible from the north and the south.
Trailhead: Langfield Falls Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Lemei Open to Visitor 5/23/2018: Road to trailhead is now open.
Trailhead: Lewis River/Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 5/01/2018: Open. Lewis River trail has been cleared of downed trees. Contact Mt. Adams RD for further info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Road to trailhead is now melted out.
Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020) Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Road to trailhead is melted out.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Trail is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Open to Visitor 5/10/2018: Trail is snow covered until late Spring.
Trailhead: Middle Falls Open to Visitor 5/01/2018: Open.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Lower) Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Trailhead is accessible and has been cleared of downed trees. Note: Upper trailhead is accessed by Rd. 8841.
Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper) Open to Visitor 6/14/2018: Open. Trail has  been cleared of downed trees. Note: Trail is accessed by Rd. 8841.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed debris.
Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed debris.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed debris.
Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Open to Visitor 5/25/2018: Trail has not been cleared yet of downed debris.
Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Trailhead is now open. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District office 509-395-2617 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Muddy Meadows Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Open Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office 360-497-1103 for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Natural Bridges Open to Visitor 5/17/2018: Open.
Trailhead: Observation Peak Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Road to trailhead is now open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 05/25/2018: Open A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is required to park at the trailhead. A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trailhead: Pine-Way Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Road to trailhead is open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 07/11/2018: Open
Trailhead: Salt Creek Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Trailhead is now accessible. Trail has not been maintained yet this season. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Sawtooth Closed to Visitor 6/02/2018: Road to trailhead is not quite driveable due to lingering snow.
Trailhead: Service Closed to Visitor 4/17/2018: Trailhead unreachable due to snow on road until late Spring/early Summer.
Trailhead: Silver Star Open to Visitor 5/08/2018: Road 4109 to trailhead is a rough road with deep tire ruts.
Trailhead: Siouxon Open to Visitor 5/01/2018: Recommended for 4WD or high clearance vehicles due to rough road.
Trailhead: Sleeping Beauty Open to Visitor 5/15/2018: Road to trailhead is melted out. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Distric for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 6/02/2018: Trailhead is now accessible. Expect snow on trail at upper elevations until mid-June.
Trailhead: Soda Peaks Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Road 54 to trailhead is now melted out.
Trailhead: South Climb Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Road to trailhead is open. Parking can be a challenge on weekends, please park carefully where other cars won't be blocked in. A Cascade Volcano Pass is required for climbing May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trailhead: South Coldwater Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Open.
Trailhead: Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 6/27/2018: Open.
Trailhead: Tatoosh South Open to Visitor 6/8/2018: Open
Trailhead: Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 6/27/2018: NOTE: Rd. 65 had some flood damage, recommended for higher clearance vehicles (Ex. Subaru or higher) to access Thomas Lake Trailhead. For low clearance vehicles, it is recommended to use Rd. 6507 to access Thomas Lake TH.
Trailhead: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 6/01/2018: Open.
Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Open
Trailhead: Upper Gotchen Creek (FR 8040) Open to Visitor 5/17/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Walupt Lake Open to Visitor 6/8/2018: Open
Trailhead: Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 4/17/2018: Open.
Trailhead: Williams Mine Open to Visitor 5/17/2018: Road 23 to trailhead is open from Trout Lake.
Trailhead: Wright Meadows Open to Visitor 4/26/2018: Trail has not been cleared of downed trees this season.
Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit Open to Visitor 5/04/2017: Trails may be partially snow covered until mid/late May.
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 3/07/2018: Trails in the Indian Heaven Wilderness are snow covered during winter and Spring (typically until early Summer). Call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current conditions (509) 395-3402.
Wilderness: Mount Adams Closed to Visitor 3/07/2018: Trails in the Mt. Adams wilderness are snow covered during winter and Spring (typically until early Summer).
Wilderness: Tatoosh Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Trapper Creek Open to Visitor 3/15/2018: Expect snow at 3,000 ft. elevation and above. Trails have not been cleared yet this season of winter downed trees.
Wilderness: William O. Douglas   
Windy Ridge Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 07/10/2018: Open. No visitor center, but a viewpoint and restroom available.

Spotlights

Pacific Crest Trail #2000

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

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

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Pacific Crest Trail segments:

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Trail #230A South Coldwater

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

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

Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site

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

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Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area

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

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

Nearby Recreation Sites

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Trail #59 Whistle Punk

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

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

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Mt. Adams Summit

Mt Adams covered in snow and reflected in Tahklahk Lake

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

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

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

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

Areas & Activities

Highlights

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