Recreation

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

Recreation opportunities are grouped into three main geographic areas:

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

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ape Cave Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Advanced timed reservation tickets required. Ape Headquarters, the small information station at Ape Cave, is available for ticket holders, 9 am to 5 pm, seven days a week.
Bear Meadow Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park (Trailer Drop). View Mount St. Helens Overview Map. The road usually melts out and opens at the end of June each year.
Blast Edge Viewpoint; Monument Entry Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park (Trailer Drop). View Mount St. Helens Overview Map. The road usually melts out and opens in June each year.
Boating Site: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 5/26/2021: The boating site is open. A NWFP or Interagency pass or $5.00 cash is required to park there. The lake was stocked 5/25/2021. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Closed to Visitor 2/22/2021: Road to lake is blocked by snow during the winter until early summer.  For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Campground: Adams Fork Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: Adams Fork campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Open to Visitor 6/14/2021: Campground is open. Please contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420 for information. For reservations go to Reservation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Campground: Beaver Open to Visitor 6/4/2021: Beaver Campground is officially open for the season. Sixty percent of the sites are available by reservation only. For reservations go to Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance) of your planned date. For more information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420.
Campground: Big Creek Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: Big Creek campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: Blue Lake Creek campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: Coho Group Camp Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: La Wis Wis campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance).
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead    6/14/2021: Can access the CG. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Campground is accessible. For current info., call Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Open to Visitor 6/14/2021: Campground is open for the season. There is a $10 per site per night. For further information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 1-509-395-3402.
Campground: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Campground is open and charging $10.00 per night per site.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Open to Visitor 6/14/2021: Campground is open for the season. There is a $5 fee per site per night. It is a first come first served campground. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information (509) 395-3402.6/14/2021:
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 6/11/2021: Horseshoe Lake campground is still closed however is now accessible. Not gated, dispersed camping is still allowed prior to official opening. Tentative opening date is the end of June. Please pack out all trash.
Campground: Iron Creek Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: Iron Creek campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 6/11/2021: Killen Creek campground is still closed and unreachable due to snow. Not gated, dispersed camping is allowed prior to official opening date. Tentative opening date is July 4th weekend. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance).
Campground: La Wis Wis Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: La Wis Wis campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: Lower Falls Open to Visitor 05/17/2021: Open; reservations are required. During the summer, it is an extremely popular campground, attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Campground: Morrison Creek Closed to Visitor 5/28/2021: It is possible to drive to the campground. Dispersed camping is allowed. Bathroom will not be maintained during the off-season, bring toilet paper and pack out your own trash. For further information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Campground: Moss Creek Open to Visitor 6/4/2021: Campground is open for the season. Sixty percent of the sites are available by reservation only. For further information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420. For reservations go to Recreation.gov.
Campground: North Fork Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: North Fork campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: North Fork Group Campsites Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: North Fork campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance).
Campground: Oklahoma Open to Visitor 5/22/2021: Campground is open for the season. Sixty percent of the sites are available by reservation only. For further information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420. For reservations go to Recreation.gov.
Campground: Olallie Lake Closed to Visitor 6/11/2021: Olallie campground is still closed however is accessible at this time with some snow still present. Not gated, dispersed camping is allowed prior to official opening date. Tentative opening date is the end of June. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance).
Campground: Panther Creek Open to Visitor 5/22/2021: Campground is open for the season. Sixty percent of the sites are available by reservation only. For further information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420. For reservations go to Recreation.gov
Campground: Paradise Creek Open to Visitor 6/4//2021: Campground is open for the season. Sixty percent of the sites are available by reservation only. For Further information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420. For reservations go to Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 05/12/2021: Campground will open in June. For information call Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420. For reservations go to Recreation.gov.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor 05/12/2021: Opening in June. For information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420. Reservations can be made on www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Campground: Soda Spring Closed to Visitor 6/14/2021: Soda Spring campground is still closed and snow is still present. Take caution and turn around before you get stuck. Dispersed camping allowed before official opening. Tentative opening date is the end of June. No reservations - only first come first serve sites available.
Campground: Sunset Falls Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor Campground is open year-round. During the season sixty percent of the sites are available by reservation only. During the off-season, all sites are available on a first come, first serve basis until June 1. For summer reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or reserve online through Recreation.gov. For information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation at 661-702-1420.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 6/15/2021: Takhlakh Lake campground is still closed and may be unreachable due to snow. Snow still present at campground. Not gated, dispersed camping allowed prior to official opening date. Tentative opening date is 4th of July weekend or after. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available.
Campground: Tillicum    620/2021: Campground is accessible. For further information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Campground: Tower Rock Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: Tower Rock campground is officially open for the season. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Open to Visitor 5/13/2021: Campground is open for the season. It is a first come first served CG. There is a $10 fee per site per night. For further information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station, 509-395-3402.
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 6/14/2021: CG is accessible but not being maintained. Dispersed camping is allowed. Pls pack out your own trash. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Campground: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 6/15/2021: Walupt Lake campground is still closed for the season and snow is still present in patches surrounding the lake however lake is mostly snow free at this point. Tentative opening date is 4th of July weekend. Attempt to make reservations on www.Recreation.gov well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Campground: Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 4/30/2021: FR 8040 is open to the shelter. For more information contact the Mt.Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. The road usually melts out and opens in June each year.
Clearwater Overlook Site Open to Visitor Forest Road 25 open.
Climbers Bivouac Trailhead Open to Visitor 06/18/21: Climbers Bivouac is open for the season, but with heavy snow in the surrounding area. Most campsites are under snow and the Ptarmigan trail to treeline also still has significant snow. 
Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site Open to Visitor 05/20/2021: Coldwater Lake, parking lot and boat ramp open. Restroom available in the parking lot. No restroom available yet at Johnston Ridge.
Crab Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor From June 15 to September 15 a parking reservation ticket is required to park at the TH. These tickets can be obtained from Recreation.gov for a $2 processing fee. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 20 Open to Visitor 6/08/2021: Open. Conditions unknown.
Forest Road 21 Open to Visitor 5/20/2021: Road is snow free and drivable from Packwood side for roughly 11 miles and then completely blocked by snow and impassable. This portion of road is all gravel with many large potholes; drive with caution. Full loop connecting Packwood to Randle is impassable due to snow at this time. Snow level is approximately 3500 feet. Road is closed to motorized wheeled vehicles between December 1st and April 1st.
Forest Road 2150 Closed to Visitor 6/8/2021: Road remains unreachable due to snow. Snow level is approximately 4000 feet elevation. Road typically not drivable until mid-June.
Forest Road 23 Open to Visitor 6/15/2021:Forest Road 23 is now snow free. During the Summer, expect there to be many potholes along the 12 miles of unpaved section of road. Watch for log trucks! Also be very cautious & alert for buckled pavement/potholes on other sections. Not recommended for driving in the dark. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 2329 Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Sections of road may be accessible at this time while some snow still may be present leading to popular areas such as Takhlakh Lake. This is a narrow road, please drive slowly as there are many bumps & potholes. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402 or the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District 360-497-1103.
Forest Road 24 Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: FR 24 is open from the intersection with FR 60 to the intersection with FR 30. FR. 24 is legally closed from Dec. 1 - March 31 for Winter recreation use only. Contact Mt. Adams District 509-395-3402 for current info.
Forest Road 25 Open to Visitor 06/09/2021: Road is open. Once clear of snow watch for dips in the road. Motorcycles use caution.  
Forest Road 26 Closed to Visitor 6/11/2021: Snow level is approximately 4000 feet elevation. Road is closed and gated for the Winter and Spring season (typically mid to late June)
Forest Road 2750 Open to Visitor 06/18/2020: Open high clearance regular size vehicles only. Not suitable for trailers. No current report on trail conditions.
Forest Road 28 Open to Visitor 6/02/2021: Mostly drivable however some snow present one mile from Mosquito Meadows.
Forest Road 2801 Open to Visitor 04/13/2021: Open, conditions unknown. Wildlife Closure from December 1st - April 1st.
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: The road is snow free from Carson to the intersection with FR 24. In the winter the Wind River Hwy. (Rd. 30) is plowed regularly to Lone Butte Sno-Park . Expect road 30 to be blocked by snow past that point until late Spring. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Forest Road 41 Closed to Visitor 6/4/2021: Road is snow free. From Lookout Mountain to Sunset Falls the road is rough and slow going. High clearance vehicle recommended. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 4109 Closed to Visitor The road is impassable with two and a half foot deep ruts in spots. Silver Star trail can be accessed from the DNR Grouse Vista TH.A Discover Pass is required at this TH. For further information call Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Forest Road 42 Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: The road is snow free. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 43 Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Road is snow free. Drive with caution, road is in rough condition.  For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509)395-3402.
Forest Road 48    4/12/2021: Snow level is approximately 3000 feet. Road may be blocked by snow and will be closed for the Winter and Spring season (typically mid to late June) This route is marginally passable to high-clearance vehicles only. Trailers are not recommended.
Forest Road 51 /Curly Creek Cut-off Open to Visitor 4/27/2021: Open. In the winter for road condition updates check the Skamania county.org website, Public Works link. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-2021.
Forest Road 52/Skate Creek Road Open to Visitor 5/7/2021: Road 52 (Skate Creek Road) is officially open for the season. Be aware of possible potholes. Call Cowlitz Valley Ranger District for current information at 360-497-1100. 
Forest Road 54/ Canyon Creek Open to Visitor 6/4/2021: The road is snow free. Forest Rd. 54 is closed on the West side due to road damage, just past the junction of Rd. 54 and Rd. 57.On the East side, during the Summer and Fall road 54 is open to the Soda Peaks Lake trailhead and beyond, but not passable all the way through to Rd. 57. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 56 Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Open. Road is closed to motorized wheeled vehicles between December 1st and April 1st.
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Open. Road is closed to motorized wheeled vehicles between December 1st and April 1st.
Forest Road 5701 Closed to Visitor 2/2/2021: Forest Road 5701 is closed until further notice. Due to ongoing hazards and rehabilitation work following the Big Hollow fire, this current closure area is likely to stay in place until next Spring or longer.  For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 59 Closed to Visitor 5/7/2021: Closed due to several LARGE washouts. Road will not be back in service for 2-3 years.
Forest Road 60 Open to Visitor 6/4/2021: The road is snow free and open to travel from Trout Lake to Carson. FR 60 is closed from Dec. 1 - March 31 for winter recreation use only.Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 63 Closed to Visitor 06/19/2020: Travel not recommended from the Randle side due to washout ruts in the road. Road is not open due to a large slide at Whalehead Ridge area.
Forest Road 65 Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: Road is snow free. NOTE: Rd. 65. has a short section of flood damage just past Falls Creek Horse Camp. Access to Thomas Lake TH is passable by a higher clearance vehicle (Ex.Truck or SUV) otherwise access via Rd. 6507. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 66 Open to Visitor 5/26/2021: FR 66 is open from Willard to FR 60. Drive cautiously as there are many potholes. A section of the pavement has collapsed on the west side of the road south the junction with the gravel section. Area is marked with a traffic cone. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for current information.
Forest Road 75 Closed to Visitor 02/11/2021: Road damage at MP 3.1. Drivable but not recommended.Road has slumped and there is a washout on roadway/shoulder.
Forest Road 76 Open to Visitor 4/13/2021: Open. Paved road with some large pot holes; drive with caution.
Forest Road 80 and 8040 Open to Visitor 6/7/2021: FR 8040.500 is open to the South Climb TH. Road is rocky and rutted. High Clearance is recommended. The Mt. Adams Climbing permit system changed last season to online purchase only. Purchase your digital pass at Recreation.gov/activitypass/mt-adams-climb Purchase your pass before coming to Trout Lake because the area lacks cell coverage. A climbing pass is required May 1 - Sept. 30. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information or visit our Gifford Pinchot NF website www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot/
Forest Road 81 Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Forest Road 81 is open, but very rough with potholes. May be lingering snow. Use caution when driving.
Forest Road 8123 Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Forest Road 81 rough getting to 8123. 8123 remains washed out less than a mile in.
Forest Road 82 / 8225 Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: Road is open to the forest boundary. NOTE: Bird Creek Meadows area road is closed due to restoration work in progress after the Cougar Creek Fire. Check in June to see if that area is planned to be reopened. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 06/04/2021: Expect a short stretch of snow blocking one lane. No parking allowed on Forest Road 83. Drive slowly and carefully on the road. Potholes have been reported. For the latest weather forecast in that area, check this National Weather Service page.
Forest Road 8322 Open to Visitor 06/04/2021: Forest Road 8322 is a ROUGH road. Recommended for 4x4s with high clearance.
Forest Road 84 Open to Visitor 4/12/2021: Snow level is approximately 3000 feet. Drive with caution.
Forest Road 85 Open to Visitor 4/12/2021: Snow level is approximately 3000 feet. Road damage at MP 3.3. Drivable. Roadway failure on portion of road. Watch for log trucks. High Clearance 4 x 4 recommended.
Forest Road 88    6/4/2021: The road is snow free to Langfield Falls. The road is washed out 7 miles north of Big Tire Junction. You cannot connect with FR 90 due to the washout at MP 19.7. From Dec. 1 - March 31 Rd. 88 is open for winter recreation use only beginning at Flattop Sno-Park. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Forest Road 90 Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: FR 90 is snow free for its full length. Expect the road to be in rough condition with many potholes and brush, particularly as you head East towards Rd. 23 from Lower Falls. The Crab Creek Slumps area of the road is in poor condition. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District with questions (509)395-3402
Forest Road 93 Closed to Visitor 6/4/2021: Road is snow free at lower elevations. For further information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District. 509-395-3402
Forest Road 99 Closed to Visitor 06/16/2021: Forest Road 99 remains gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park. There is no planned opening date as of now.  Road usually opens in late June. 
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Road usually opens around late June.
Horse Camp: Cody Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Cody Horse Camp is officially open for the season. 
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Closed to Visitor 11/09/2020: Closed. For further information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Horse Camp: Keenes Closed to Visitor 6/11/2021: Horse Camp is now accessible however is not officially open for the season yet.
Horse Camp: Lewis River Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Campground is open. From June 15 to Sept 15 a parking reservation ticket will be required to park in the lot adjacent to the Horse Camp. Reservation tickets can be acquired by going to Recreation.gov. There is a $2 processing fee. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Horse Camp: Mt. Adams Open to Visitor 4/15/2021: Mt. Adams Horse Camp is open. The water available for stock use only has been turned on for the season. For further information contact the Mt. Adams ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Horse Camp: Walupt Closed to Visitor 6/11/2021: Closed, not gated, dispersed camping is allowed.
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: FR 24 to the Berry Fields is snow free. For further information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Interpretive Site: Layser Cave Open to Visitor 6/11/2021: Open. Road to trailhead is steep. Trail may be hard to find due to overgrown brush.
Johnston Ridge Observatory Closed to Visitor 06/14/2021: While the Observatory remains closed with no firm opening date, the plaza area behind the building with an incredible view of the crater and volcano, and blast zone, is open. Stroll around the building and read interpretive signs about the eruption. Sales items are available from 10-4 daily, with restrooms open during those hours. Porta potties available in the parking lot. Check weather forecast for the Johnston Ridge area (4,000 foot elevation).
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Kalama Horse Camp is open. Shelter remains closed. Water in horse troughs is running. No water for human consumption. Sites currently $14 per night.
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/04/2021: Upper trail open. Lower Lava Canyon Trail closed until trail maintenance can be completed. The Lava Canyon Bridge remains closed until further notice, but the first steel bridge is open so both sides of the river can be accessed.
Lewis River Recreation Area    The LRRA is a fourteen mile stretch of FR 90 starting just east of the Speed Trail and ending just west of Summit Prairie TH that has been designated a restricted parking and use area. The restrictions are in effect from June 15 to September 15. To park at trailheads or day use areas in the LRRA a parking reservation ticket is required. These tickets can be obtained from Recreation.gov for a $2 processing fee.
Loowit #216- Butte Camp to Ptarmigan Trail Open to Visitor 06/07/2021:  No reports on Loowit Trail yet. North side should be melted out, but snow remains on the south, deep in places. Forest Road 99 gated until late June normally. Reports will start apppearing on the Washington Trails Association website.    
Loowit Trail #216- Windy to Castle Ridge Trail Open to Visitor 06/07/2021:  No reports on Loowit Trail yet. North side should be melted out, but snow remains on the south, deep in places. Forest Road 99 gated until late June normally. Reports will start apppearing on the Washington Trails Association website.  
Meta Lake Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park.
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Open to Visitor 06/18/21: Climbers Bivouac is open but with heavy snow in the area. Climbers using the Monitor Ridge route must use good route-finding skills for the first 2 miles to treeline due to heavy snow. Obstacles and downed trees may still exist as snow has prevented trailwork from occuring yet this season. 
Mount Margaret Backcountry Closed to Visitor
  • 06/18/2021: Forest Roads 99 and 26 are gated, restricting access from the east side. Both roads normally open toward the end of June.
  • Heavy snow this year is obstructing trails and backcountry areas much later than normal. Most backcountry campsites are still under snow. 
Mount St. Helens East: Forest Roads 25 & 99 Open to Visitor 06/09/2021: Forest Road 25 is now open. Forest Road 99 to Windy Ridge remains gated just past Wakepish Sno Park/Trailer Drop until the snow melts out, usually around the end of June.
Mount St. Helens South: Forest Roads 83 & 81 Open to Visitor 06/07/2021:
  • Forest Road 83 open. No parking allowed on the road.
  • Forest Road 81 open, but very rough. Drive with caution.
  • Forest Road 830 to Climber's Bivouac is gated normally until mid-June to the beginning of July, depending on when the road melts out.
  • Forest Road 8303 to Ape Cave and beyond is open. Ape Cave requires new timed tickets available on Recreation.gov.
Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor
  • State Route 504 is open to Johnston Ridge.
  • Forest Road 83 open.
  • Forest Road 830 to Climber's Bivouac is open.
  • Forest Road 81 open.
  • Forest Road 25 is open.
  • Forest Road 99 to Windy Ridge gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park, normally opening around the end of June/beginning of July.
  • Forest Roads 26 gated at the 2612 junction.
Norway Pass Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 26 is gated at the 2612 junction.
Observation Site: Mt. Rainier-Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 11/25/2020: Unknown due to snow and WADOT plowing.
Observation Site: Palisades Closed to Visitor 05/15/2020: Closed.
Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: In the GPNF only lower elevation portions are snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Pine Creek Information Center Open to Visitor 05/28/2021: Please wear masks when entering the building. A limited number of people will be allowed inside at one time.
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor The cabin is available for rent 7 days a week. A two night minimum stay is required on weekends. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Recreation Rental: Peterson Prairie Cabin Open to Visitor The cabin is available for rent 7 days a week. A two night minimum stay is required on weekends. The water has been turned off for the season, bring your own water at this time of year or melt snow in the winter. Reservations can be made at www. recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Science and Learning Center at Coldwater Closed to Visitor In an effort to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, Coldwater Science and Learning Center will remain closed until further notice. The center normally operates from Nov. to April, open weekends only. Please check the Gifford Pinchot National Forest website for updates.
Site: Hemlock Picnic Area Open to Visitor 5/4/2021: Open. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Ice Cave is open. A NWFP, Interagency pass or $5 cash is required for parking. The cave entrance steps are wet and slippery. Each visitor should have warm clothing, good shoes and two headlamps or other sources of light. To access the ice cave during the winter months, park at Atkisson Sno-park & snowshoe, ski, or hike to the cave (2 miles roundtrip). A WA Sno-Park permit is required for vehicles Dec. 1 -March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: Open
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Open to Visitor 5/20/2021: Day Use Area is now open with a $5/vehicle day use fee. Use a valid Recreation Pass or pay on-site (cash or check in a fee envelope). STARTING June 15, 2021, a parking reservation ticket will also be required. there is a $2 fee for the ticket. Reservation tickets are available at recreation.gov. For further information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 4/13/2021: Snow covered.
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: May still have some occasional patches of snow. Site is open for use. No services are being provided. Leave No Trace practices apply.
Site: Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Area TR #247 Open to Visitor 6/11/2021: Open. Northwest Forest day/annual pass or interagency pass required in the summer season. Passes can be purchased at a local ranger station, online and at participating local vendors. Leave No Trace practices apply.
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park.
Sno-Park: Atkisson Closed to Visitor A Washington So-park permit is required from Dec 1 to March 31.
Sno-Park: Cougar Closed to Visitor No snow expected until late fall/winter, 2021.
Sno-Park: Flattop Closed to Visitor A Washington Sno-park permit is required from Dec 1 to March 31.
Sno-Park: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor A Washington Sno-park permit is required from Dec 1 to March 31.
Sno-Park: Johnson Creek Closed to Visitor 04/12/2021: Sno-park pass no longer required for the remainder of winter season. Trails are no longer being groomed and roads no longer plowed however area is still open for winter recreation.
Sno-Park: Koshko Closed to Visitor A Washington Sno-park permit is required from Dec. 1 to March 31.
Sno-Park: Lone Butte Closed to Visitor A Washington Sno-park permit is required from Dec 1 to March 31.
Sno-Park: Marble Mountain Open to Visitor
  • 05/20/2021: Forest Road 83 clear to Marble Mountain. Patchy snow on the ground. A few potholes have been reported on the 83. Road may be icy.
  • To protect the mountain environment, please bring your own blue bags. Only a small supply is provided, and they run out quickly.
  •  A good resource to see forecasts is this National Weather Service site or Mountain Forecast.com. Elevation at Marble is 2,600 feet. 83 is gated for the winter just past the sno-park. Conditions can change quickly. Always be prepared.
Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows Closed to Visitor A Washington Sno-Park permit is required from Dec. 1 - March 31.
Sno-Park: Oldman Pass Closed to Visitor A Washington Sno-Park permit is required from Dec. 1 - March 31. In the winter to check on the Wind River Hwy. status, visit Skamaniacounty.org, public works link.
Sno-Park: Orr Creek Closed to Visitor 04/12/2021: Sno-park pass no longer required for the remainder of winter season. Trails are no longer being groomed and roads no longer plowed however area is still open for winter recreation.
Sno-Park: Pineside Closed to Visitor Washington Sno-Park permits are required from Dec. 1 - March 31.
Sno-Park: Rush Creek Closed to Visitor Washington Sno-Park permits are required from Dec. 1 - March 31.
Sno-Park: Skate Creek Closed to Visitor 04/12/2021: Sno-park pass no longer required for the remainder of winter season. Trails are no longer being groomed and roads no longer plowed however area is still open for winter recreation.
Sno-Park: Smith Butte Closed to Visitor Rd. 82 is no longer plowed to Smith Butte in the winter. Sno-Park is permanently closed as a result. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Sno-Park: SnowKing Closed to Visitor Washington Sno-Park permits are required from Dec. 1 - March 31.
Sno-Park: Trail of Two Forests Closed to Visitor No snow predicted until late fall/winter, 2021. Forest Road 83 is currently clear, but may be icy. 
Sno-Park: Wakepish Closed to Visitor 04/12/2021:Sno-park pass no longer required for the remainder of winter season. Trails are no longer being groomed and roads no longer plowed however area is still open for winter recreation. Winter conditions change rapidly; drive with caution. Chains and snow tires recommended. Forest road 25 and 99 are gated past the sno-park. Always be prepared for winter driving even during spring months.
Trail #10 High Camp Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Expect trail to be snow covered for winter and spring until mid-summer. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #101: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 6/11/2021: Walupt Lake is accessible now by 4 wheel drive and snow is still present at and around the lake. Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early Summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trail #102 Filloon Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Trail is snow covered during the winter & spring until early summer. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #103 Ponderosa Closed to Visitor 5/4/2021: Trail is open. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #104 Spacing Study Closed to Visitor 5/4/2021: Trail is open. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #106 Hidden Lakes    6/20/2021: the trail is accessible. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Trail #107 Sawtooth    6/20/2021: Trail is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #108 Cultus Creek    6/20/2021: Trail is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 6/7/2021:The lower part of the trail is cleared. The upper part of the trail is snow covered and has not been cleared completely of downed trees, expect several across trail at upper elevation.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021:The trail is accessible from FR 6507. Trail still has snow and reports indicate that the mosquitos are present Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #112 Divide Camp Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Trail is inaccessible until summer due to snow on Rd. 2329 leading to trailhead. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Trail is inaccessible until summer due to snow on Rd. 2329 leading to trailhead. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402. in
Trail #114 High Line Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Snow covered until mid-summer. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #12 Stagman Ridge Open to Visitor 6/7/2021: The trail is open to Bottle Camp. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #122 North Fork Open to Visitor 5/7/2021: Open. Trail in good condition.
Trail #124 Paradise Closed to Visitor 6/4/2021: Open seasonally from July 1 to August 31. Legally closed the rest of the year. For information contact Mt. Adams Range Station 509-3953402.
Trail #129 Huffman Peak Closed to Visitor 1/15/2021: Temporarily closed due to damage following the Big Hollow wildfire activity in the area. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #13 Muddy Meadows Closed to Visitor 1/15/2021: Trail is inaccessible until summer due to snow. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #130 Siouxon Closed to Visitor 5/17/2021: Currently closed due to damage following the Big Hollow wildfire. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #130A Chinook Creek Closed to Visitor 1/15/2021: Currently closed due to damage following the Big Hollow wildfire. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Trail #132 Observation Closed to Visitor 3/30/2021: Trail is temporarily closed due to damage following the Big Hollow fire. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #132A Observation Peak Closed to Visitor 3/30/2021: Trail is currently closed due to damage following the Big Hollow wildfire. It is typically snow covered until early summer. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #132B Shortcut Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Trail is temporarily closed due to damage following the Big Hollow wildfire. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake Closed to Visitor 5/28/2021: Road is snow free to TH. Trail has snow at the higher elevations. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #135 Big Huckleberry Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Trail is accessible from the PCT. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #137 Panther Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/5/2021: Trail to the Falls is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #139 East Fork Closed to Visitor 6/5/2021: Trail is accessible. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 5/5/2021: Trail is snow covered and unreachable. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #140 Horseshoe Ridge Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Temporarily closed due to damage following wildfire activity in area. For further information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 395-3402.
Trail #145 Bunker Hill Open to Visitor For information contact Mt Adams Range Station 509-395-3402
Trail #146 Grassy Knoll Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. Wildflowers are typically at peak bloom in May/June. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #149A Cedar Creek Open to Visitor 5/19/2021: Trail is accessible and well defined. There is some blow down on the trail and an easy creek crossing. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #15 Peeled Cedar Closed to Visitor 6/5/2021: Trail and historic site are accessible. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #152 Falls Creek Open to Visitor 5/21/2021: FR 3062 has been graded. The Trail is open and snow free to the Falls. Upper part of the trail is still snow covered. The Road is gated in the winter from Dec. 1 - March 31. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #152A Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor This trail has been combined with Trail #152. Please read information about that trail for information about #152A or contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station.
Trail #153 Paradise Hills    6/20/2021: Trail is inaccessible due the closure of FR 64. Trail is open for motorized use between July 1 - Aug. 31. For further information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District, 509-395-3402.
Trail #155 West Crater Open to Visitor 6/5/2021: Trail is accessible. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #156 Wildcat Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Temporarily closed due to wildfire damage in area. For further information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #157 McClellan Meadows Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. For further information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #158 Big Hollow Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Temporarily closed due to wildfire damage in area. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #159 Terminator    2/17/2021: Snow covered in Winter months. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station.
Trail #16 Shorthorn Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free for the first two miles. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #17 Stabler Camp Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is accessible. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #171 Indian Race Track Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Area is snow covered in winter/spring through early summer. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #171A Shortcut Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Trail is snow covered until summer. for information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Trail #172 Bluff Mountain    6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #173 Summit Springs Closed to Visitor 5/6/2021: Trail is accessible. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #174 Sunset Falls Open to Visitor 12/04/2020: Day use area is open. NWFP, Interagency Pass or $5 is required to park at the Day Use Area. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #175 Starway Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. For information contact The Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #176 Elk Lake Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Trail is snow covered and not accessible until Summer. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. (509) 395-3402.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Closed to Visitor 5/29/2021: Trail is still snow covered. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Trail typically melts out in late June.for information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station509-395-3402.
Trail #180A Ed's Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. FR 4109 is impassible to TH. Access through the DNR Tarbell trail, Discover Pass required. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #180B Chinook Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. FR 4109 is impassible to TH. Access from the DNR Tarbell Trail, Discover Pass required. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock Closed to Visitor 5/21/2021: Trail is mostly snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Trail #180E Indian Pits Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #180F Pyramid Rock Closed to Visitor 5/6/2021: Trail is accessible from DNR Grouse Vista Trailhead, Discover Pass required. Trail is snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #183 South Climb Open to Visitor 6/7/2021: TH is accessible. There is snow on the trail beginning about 6500 feet elevation. During peak climbing season from May 1 - Sept. 30th climbing permit is required. Please purchase a pass online by visiting Recreation.gov/activitypass/mt-adams-climb. For current info, contact Mt. Adams ranger district, 509-395-3402. For climbing conditions during the summer climbing season, please see the Mt. Adams Climbing Report.
Trail #184 Lava Canyon Open to Visitor 06/9/2021: Upper and Lower Trail open. Upper Trail clear of debris and in good condition; stay on the trail at all times for safety. 
  • Due to closure of the Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge, the 1.4 mile upper loop is not possible. The first small bridge remains open for crossing the river. You may still walk down both sides of the river to the suspension bridge, you just can't cross it. Lower section past the suspension bridge open.  
Lower Lava Canyon Trail is steep and exposed and recommended for experienced hikers only. Lower Trail conditions are currently wet and slippery in places; anticipate several shallow stream crossings. 
Trail #185 Wood Lake Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Unreachable in winter & spring due to snow. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509)395-3402.
Trail #187 Iron Creek Campground Loop Open to Visitor 5/7/2021: Open. Trail in good condition.
Trail #19 Cussed Hollow Closed to Visitor 5/5/2021: Trail is snow covered at higher elevations. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #191 Zig Zag Lake    5/28/2021: Trail is accessible. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek Closed to Visitor 5/17/2021: Trail is temporarily closed for public safety due to damage following the Big Hollow fire. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509)395-3402.
Trail #194 Dry Creek Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Trail is temporarily closed for public safety due to wildfire damage in the nearby area. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509)395-3402.
Trail #195 Big Slide Primitive Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Trail is temporarily closed due to the Big Hollow wildfire damage in area. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #198 Sunshine Primitive Trail Closed to Visitor 2/18/2021: Trail is temporarily closed due to the Big Hollow wildfire damage in area. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #1: Boundary- Hummocks to Johnston Ridge Open to Visitor 06/18/21: Use caution as some areas of the trail have reduced tread width. Area is snow-free.
Trail #1: Boundary- Johnston Ridge to Truman Trail Open to Visitor 05/27/2021: This section fairly melted out. Expect a few patches of snow. Deep snow remains in the Mount Margaret Backcountry. Routefinding skills needed if you go beyond the Harry's Ridge spur.
Trail #1: Boundary- Norway Pass to Elk Pass Closed to Visitor

Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 26 is gated at the 2612 junction. Road usually opens in late June, depending on when the snow melts out.

Trail #1: Boundary- Truman #207 to Norway Pass Open to Visitor 05/27/2021: Expect deep snow on the trail the further you hike into the Mount Margaret Backcountry. Forest Road 99 & 26 gated for the winter on the east side, so no access from that side. Routefinding skills may be needed.
Trail #1E Harry's Ridge Open to Visitor 5/19/2021: Snow on about 1/2 the trail from Johnston Ridge to Harry's Ridge. Frozen in the morning, so microspikes recommended. For trip reports, check AllTrails, Washington Trails Association, or other trail websites.
Trail #2 Summit Prairie Open to Visitor 5/15/2020: Open at lower elevations but snow covered at higher elevations. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 6/5/2021: Trail is accessible. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area    5/52021: Trail snow free only at lower elevations. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Snow level is approximately 3000 feet. Conditions unknown however there is most likely several feet of snow on the trail during winter months. Snow clears typically early-mid summer.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Snow level is approximately 3000 feet. Conditions unknown however there is most likely several feet of snow on the trail during winter months. Snow clears typically early-mid summer.
Trail #201 Eruption Open to Visitor 05/27/2021: Trail should be fairly snow-free.
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Temporarily closed for public safety due to the Big Hollow fire. for information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Temporarily closed for public safety due to the Big Hollow fire. for information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #21 Squaw Butte/Tillicum Closed to Visitor 5/5/2021: Trail is snow covered. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #210 Meta Lake Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 99 normally melts out and opens around the end of June.
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor 05/27/2021: Lakes Trail is snow-free. May be muddy with some small water crossings. Wearing waterproof boots recommended.
Trail #213 Green River Closed to Visitor Trail is covered with deep snow. Forest Road 26 is gated at the 2612 junction, requiring a walk to the trailhead. Be prepared for deep snow on Forest Road 26 and the trail.
Trail #216 Loowit Open to Visitor 06/07/2021:  No reports on Loowit Trail yet. North side should be melted out, but snow remains on the south, deep in places. Forest Road 99 gated until late June normally. Reports will start apppearing on the Washington Trails Association website.  
Trail #216A Ptarmigan Open to Visitor 06/18/2021: Climbers Bivouac is open but with heavy snow in the surrounding area. Climbers using the Monitor Ridge route can anticipate hiking through snow immediately from the trailhead to the summit. Use good route-finding skills to avoid losing the trail to treeline. 
Trail #216B June Lake Open to Visitor 06/04/2021: Trail open. Possibly a bit of snow still present at the lake. Definite snow beyond.
Trail #216D: Abraham Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 83 gated for the winter just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Trail #216E Windy Open to Visitor May encounter snow/deep snow on approaches to the trail. Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 83 is gated just past Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Trail #217 Goat Mountain Open to Visitor Trail is open but snow covered. Forest Road 26 is gated at the 2612 junction, requiring a walk to the trailhead. Be prepared for deep snow on Forest Road 26 and the trail.
Trail #219 Quartz Creek Big Trees Open to Visitor 02/11/2021 Snow level is approximately 1000'. Conditions unknown.
Trail #225 Smith Creek Open to Visitor 06/04/2021: South trailhead (off Forest Road 8322) accessible, but road is very rough, recommended for high clearance vehicles only. Use caution. Forest Road 99 gated just past Wakepish Sno-Park so north trailhead inaccessible.
Trail #227 Independence Pass   
  • Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. The road normally opens around the end of June.
  • Independence Pass Trail has experienced significant washouts. Visitors cannot safely hike beyond the first 1.5 miles of the trail from the Independence Pass trailhead and will be unable to connect with the Boundary Trail.
 
Trail #227A Independence Ridge   
  • Independence Pass Trail has experienced significant washouts- visitors cannot safely hike beyond the first 1.5 miles of the trail from the Independence Pass trailhead and will be unable to connect with the Boundary Trail.
Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. The road normally reopens around the end of June.
Trail #228 Covel Creek Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Open. Some small stream crossings necessary.
Trail #228A Covel Creek Falls Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Open. Some small stream crossings necessary.
Trail #228B Angel Falls Loop Open to Visitor 5/24/2021: Open. Some stream crossings necessary.
Trail #229 Hummocks Open to Visitor 05/17/2021: Trail snow-free. For trip reports, check Washington Trails Association, AllTrails, or other trail websites.
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor 05/24/2021: Expect continuing snow on the trail. Trail climbs to 5,100 feet at the Colwater/Boundary Trail junction.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor 04/22/2021: Several feet of snow on trail. Snow is still falling at the elevation. Always be prepared.
Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests Open to Visitor 04/16/2021: Trail is snow-free. Forest Road 8303 is gated just beyond Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site until May 18th, with the opening of Ape Cave. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic are prohibited beyond the gate on 8303 this year due to the Ape Cave closure.
Trail #234 Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 06/18/2021: Trail has received annual maintenance; however use caution as a large stump obscures part of the trail at mile 2.5. 
Trail #237 Blue Lake Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Forest Road 81 open, but rough. Forest Road 8123 washed out less than a mile in. Proceed on foot from washout.
Trail #238 Toutle Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Lower elevation sections of the trail near Kalama Horse Camp are mostly snow-free but only some downed trees have been cleared. Upper sections of the trail near Blue Lake and Sheep Canyon still have snow. 
Trail #238A Butte Camp Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Forest Road 81 open, but rough. Proceed with caution. Expect snow at higher elevations along the Butte Camp trail. 
Trail #24 Bluff Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #240 Sheep Canyon Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Expect snow on this trail until July, when it normally melts out.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Open. A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is required to park at trailhead. No bathroom or trash services provided. Practice Leave No Trace.
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 4/13/2021:Trail conditions unknown. Snow level approximately 3000 feet. Possibility of down trees.
Trail #256 Burley Mountain Open to Visitor 4/13/2021: Snow level is approximately 3000 feet. Trail conditions unknown.
Trail #26 Middle    6/20/2021: Trail is mostly snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #260 Camp Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/14/2021: Snow level is approximately 3000 feet. Trail conditions unknown.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021:Trail conditions unknown. Snow level approximately 3000 feet. Possibility of down trees.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 6/1/2021: Open and trail is cleared and snow free. Dec 1st to April 1st trail is closed to motorized use.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 5/17/2021: The Kraus Ridge Trail #275 will be temporarily open for normal use beginning May 18, 2021. Logging operations will commence again in June. The trail may be temporarily closed at this time for public safety until logging operations have been completed. Please continue to check here for updates. This is part of the Judd Thin Timber Sale.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Snow covered. Mosquito repellent recommended during July. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information (509)395-3402.
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 4/13/2021: Open. Trail conditions unknown.
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Snow covered. Mosquito repellent recommended during July.  Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information (509) 395-3402.
Trail #3 Craggy Peak Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is mostly snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #30 & #30A Spencer Butte & Breezy Point Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Typically snow covered until Summer. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Trail cleared from TH to Upper Falls. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Curly Creek to Lower Falls Open to Visitor 4/27/2021: This segment of the trail is open and snow free. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31 Lewis River, Lower Falls to Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 5/5/2021: This segment of the trail is open. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31A Curly Creek and Miller Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/27/2021: Curly Creek Falls is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402
Trail #31C Middle Falls Open to Visitor 5/6/2021: Trail is snow free. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #31E Speed Closed to Visitor 5/6/2021: Trail is snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #33 Indian Heaven    6820/2021: Trail is accessible. Has snow at the higher elevations. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #33A Deep Lake Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Trail typically snow covered until early summer. Beautiful view of Mt. Adams from Deep Lake! For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #34 Lemei    6/20/2021: Trail is accessible but snow covered after the first two miles. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. (509)395-3402.
Trail #34A Wapiki Lake Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Trail will likely be melting out still until early July.For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #35 Service    6/20/2021: Trail is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. (509)395-3402.
Trail #37 Sleeping Beauty Peak Open to Visitor 6/5/2021: The trail is open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
Trail #38 Wicky Creek Open to Visitor 6/5/2021: The trail is open. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Open to Visitor 5/6/2021: Trail is snow free and bucked out. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for further information 509-395-3402.
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is snow free and bucked out. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #4 Snagtooth    5/6/2021: Trail is snow covered at higher elevations. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #48 East Crater    6/20/2021: Trail is snow free for the first two miles. Mosquito repellent is strongly recommended. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District further information 509-395-3402.
Trail #49 Little Huckleberry Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Road to TH is snow free. Trail has snow at higher elevations. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #5 & #5B Quartz Creek & Quartz Creek Butte Closed to Visitor 6/7/2021: Trail is open for the first two miles. At this point passage is likely to be blocked by the flow of water in Snagtooth Creek. For further information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station, 509-395-3402.
Trail #51 Big Tree Open to Visitor 5/5/2021: Trail is snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #52 Monte Carlo Open to Visitor 6/7/2021: Trail accessible from lower elevation TH. Trail has been cleared. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #53 Monte Cristo Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: Trail is snow free and open. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #54 Buck Creek Open to Visitor 5/13/2021: The trail is cleared and open for use. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #55 Tombstone Lake Closed to Visitor 5/4/2021: Trail is snow covered and unreachable. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #59 Whistle Punk Open to Visitor 5/19/2021: Trail is open. NWFP required to park at TH. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #5C: French Creek Closed to Visitor 5/4/2021: Trail is snow covered and inaccessible. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #6 House Rock Closed to Visitor 5/4/2021: Trail is snow covered and inaccessible. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #64 Riley Camp    6/7/2021: TH is accessible. For further information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Trail #64A Riley South Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Trail is still covered with snow.For further information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Trail #65 Bluff Lake Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trail #70 Steamboat Lake Closed to Visitor 4/6/2021: Road to the lake is covered with snow. For further information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Trail #71 Pine-Way Open to Visitor 6/7/2021: Trail is accessible. Trail has not been cleared. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: Trail is open and snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte    5/4/2021: Trail is snow covered. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #74 Pipeline Road Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Open. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trail #75 Salt Creek    6/5/2021: FR 8031 is open to the TH. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #78 Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 5/17/2021: Open. Northwest Forest day/annual pass or interagency pass will be required starting Tuesday, May 18th. Passes can be purchased at a local ranger station, online and at participating local vendors. Leave No Trace practices apply.
Trail #79 Coyote Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trail #8 Langfield Falls    6/5/2021: FR 88 is open to the TH. For information contact Mt Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #80 Wright Meadow Closed to Visitor 5/4/2021: Road to trailhead is open but trail is snow covered at higher elevations. For information contact Mt Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Trail #81 Upper Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 5/7/2021: Open. Trail in good condition.
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Closed to Visitor 5/4/2021: Trail is still buried in snow. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 4/13/2021: Open. Trail conditions unknown.
Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 06/11/2021: Site and restrooms open.
Trailhead: Angry Mountain Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Cleared until milepoint 4 until blocked by snow around 5,000 feet elevation. Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early Summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trailhead: Ape Canyon Open to Visitor 06/07/2021: Forest Road 83 open. Trail hasn't received maintenance yet. Expect snow.
Trailhead: Berry Patch Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100. A Northwest Forest Pass is NOT REQUIRED for parking in the off season.
Trailhead: Big Hollow Closed to Visitor 5/3/2021:Temporarily closed due to wildfire damage in area. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Blue Lake ORV Open to Visitor 5/12/2021: Open. Northwest Forest day/annual pass or interagency pass required beginning Monday May 17th. Passes can be purchased at a local ranger station, online and at participating local vendors. Leave No Trace practices apply.
Trailhead: Bluff Lake    4/13/2021: Road is washed out approximately 1 mile before trailhead. Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trailhead: Clear Fork Open to Visitor 6/15/2021: Trail cleared until junction with trail #76 approximately 2 and a half  miles into trail. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trailhead: Coleman Weedpatch Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early Summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge East Open to Visitor TH is Located on FR 8040. 5/21/2021: FR 8040 is open to TH. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Crofton Ridge West Closed to Visitor TH is Located on 8031.050. 5/4/2021: Road to trailhead is blocked by snow. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Falls Creek Falls Open to Visitor 5/7/2021: The road has been graded. The gate is open. The gate is approx. 2 miles before the trailhead. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for information, 509-395-3402.
Trailhead: Forest Road 88 - Pacific Crest Trail Closed to Visitor 2/08/2021: Road to trailhead is blocked by snow until summer. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Trailhead: Grassy Knoll Open to Visitor 4/6/2021: FR 6808 now open and passable to TH. FR 68 is snow free to trailhead. Trail has snow at higher elevations. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Trailhead: Hummocks/ Boundary Open to Visitor 02/19/2021: Expect deep snow on the trail. Trailfinding skills required.
Trailhead: Independence Pass Closed to Visitor Independence Pass Trail has experienced significant washouts- visitors cannot safely hike beyond the first 1.5 miles of the trail from the Independence Pass trailhead and will be unable to connect with the Boundary Trail.
  • Forest Roads 99 and 26 are closed for the winter. Roads normally reopen in June.
  • Trailhead: Indian Race Track - North Closed to Visitor TH is located on FR 65. 5/5/2021: TH is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
    Trailhead: Indian Race Track - South Closed to Visitor Trailhead is located on a gated road and is inaccessible year around. For more information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
    Trailhead: Lily Basin Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100. Road has a steep slumping section that is difficult for high clearance, 4X4 vehicles.
    Trailhead: Lower Gotchen Creek (FR 8020) Open to Visitor 5/28/2021: TH is accessible. For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
    Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Lower Open to Visitor TH is located on FR 65. 6/20/2021: TH is accessible For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: McClellan Meadows-Upper Open to Visitor TH is located on FR 3053. 6/20/2021: TH is accessible. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Middle Falls Open to Visitor 4/26/2021: Trailhead is accessible. From June 15 - Sept. 15 a $2 parking reservation ticket will also be required. Reservation tickets are available at Recreation.gov. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
    Trailhead: Middle Trail (Lower) Closed to Visitor Middle Trail begins at the Service Trail. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Middle Trail (Upper)    Trailhead is located on FR 8841. 6/5/2021: FR 88 is open to FR 8841. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Lower    5/6/2021: TH is located on FR 1800.750. Road to trail head is mostly open. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District.
    Trailhead: Monte Carlo-Upper Open to Visitor TH is located on FR 1800.230. 6/5/2021: Road is open. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402 for current info.
    Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Lower Open to Visitor This TH is located on FR 1800.230. 6/7/2021: TH is accessible. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Monte Cristo-Upper Open to Visitor TH is located on FR 8600.080. 6/5/2021: TH is accessible. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Mosquito-PCNST #2000 Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: The TH at Mosquito Lake is accessible. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Natural Bridges Open to Visitor 6/20/2021: The site is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Observation Peak Closed to Visitor 2/08/2021: NOTE: Trailhead is temporarily closed after damage from the Big Hollow fire. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for information, 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Packwood Lake Open to Visitor 5/17/2021: Open. Northwest Forest day/annual pass or interagency pass will be required starting Tuesday, May 18th. Passes can be purchased at a local ranger station, online and at participating local vendors. Leave No Trace practices apply.
    Trailhead: Service Open to Visitor Th located on FR 8821. 6/5/2021: TH is accessible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
    Trailhead: Silver Star Closed to Visitor FR 4109 to the TH is totally impassible. Trail can be accessed through DNR Grouse Vista Trail, Discover Pass required. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
    Trailhead: Siouxon Closed to Visitor 5/17/2021: Road to trailhead is blocked by snow in the winter. It will remain closed in Spring until damage from the Big Hollow wildfire can be repaired. For current information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509)395-3402.
    Trailhead: Snowgrass for hikers Closed to Visitor 4/13/2021: Goat Rocks Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early summer. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
    Trailhead: South Climb Open to Visitor 6/7/2021: FR 8040.500 is open to the TH. The Mt. Adams climbing permit system has changed. Purchase your digital pass online at Recreation.gov/activitypass/mt-adams-climb. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402 for further information.
    Trailhead: Thomas Lake Closed to Visitor 6/20/2021: NOTE: Rd. 65 had some flood damage, recommended for higher clearance vehicles (Ex. Subaru or higher) to access Thomas Lake Trailhead. For low clearance vehicles, it is recommended to use Rd. 6507 to access Thomas Lake TH. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Trapper Creek Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Temporarily closed after wildfire activity in area. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Trout Creek Open to Visitor 2/08/2021: Open
    Trailhead: Upper Falls/Quartz Creek Open to Visitor 5/5/2021: Trailhead is accessible. From June 15 - Sept. 15 a $2 reservation parking ticket will also be required. Reservation tickets are available at recreation.gov. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
    Trailhead: Upper Gotchen Creek (FR 8040) Open to Visitor 5/17/2021: Road to TH is passable. For information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Williams Mine Open to Visitor 6/5/2021: FR 23 is open to the TH. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
    Trailhead: Wright Meadows Open to Visitor 5/4/2021: Trailhead is open. From June 15 through September 15 a parking reservation ticket will be required. Reservation tickets are available at Recreation.gov. There is a $2 processing fee. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
    Trails #180 & #180D Silver Star & Summit Closed to Visitor 4/26/2021: Access the trail through the Grouse Vista TH on state land, Discover Pass required. Th trail is snow free. For information contact Mt. Adams Range District 509-395-3402.
    Wilderness: Goat Rocks Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Trails are snow covered for the winter and spring.  Roads to trailheads typically do not melt out until early Summer.  For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District 360-497-1103.
    Wilderness: Indian Heaven Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Indian Heaven Wilderness is snow covered and not accessible until early Summer.  For current information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
    Wilderness: Mt. Adams Closed to Visitor 2/17/2021: Trails in Mt. Adams Wilderness are currently snow covered and not accessible until early Summer. For information, contact Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
    Wilderness: Trapper Creek Closed to Visitor 5/17/2021: Most of Trapper Creek Wilderness will remain closed until wildfire damage in area has been repaired. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District at 509-395-3402 for current information.
    Wind River Historic District Open to Visitor Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
    Windy Ridge Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. The road normally opens in late June or early July, depending on how quickly the snow melts out.
    Worm Flows, Winter Climbing Route Open to Visitor
    • 04/02/2021: The latest climbing report is on the Mount St. Helens Institute website under Current Conditions. Significant snow still present above 3000 feet in elevation. 
    • Safety Alert: A cornice (giant, overhanging mass of snow) forms every year at the summit and can release at any time, plunging into the crater. Stay well back from the edge and don't trust footprints you see.
    • Marble Mountain Warming Shelter open. Restrooms available. Pack out your trash, please. Please bring your own blue bags due to limited supply at the trailhead.
    • Practice social distancing at the trailhead and along the climbing route. Do not congregate at the summit or in the parking lot.

     

     

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