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, year-round. No pets, food or drink allowed inside the cave, except water. Bring two-three light sources per person. Ape Headquarters will reopen in the spring.
Bear Meadow Interpretive Site Open to Visitor A Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass required for parking and not available on-site.
Blast Edge Viewpoint; Monument Entry Open to Visitor Open.
Boating Site: Goose Lake Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Road is open to Goose Lake coming from both directions.
Boating Site: Mosquito Lakes Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open. The dam at lake has been removed until Summer.
Campground: Adams Fork Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Atkisson Group Camp Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Beaver Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season until late May.
Campground: Big Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Blue Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Canyon Creek Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: 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 Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Crest Camp/Trailhead Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season.
Campground: Cultus Creek Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Forlorn Lakes Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season until Summer.
Campground: Goose Lake Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Government Mineral Springs Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Closed for season until Summer.
Campground: Horseshoe Lake Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Iron Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Killen Creek Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: La Wis Wis Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Lower Falls Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is closed for the season until mid-May 2019. There are 2 campsites outside the gate available during the off-season. Please pack out your own trash. ALERT: High clearance vehicles (trucks/SUV's)may now use Road 90 from the West traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area. For trailers & lower clearance passenger cars, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of 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. 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 Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Moss Creek Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until Summer 2019.
Campground: North Fork Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed, 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 Closed to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Campground: Oklahoma Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until mid-May 2019.
Campground: Olallie Lake Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed
Campground: Panther Creek Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until mid-May 2019.
Campground: Paradise Creek Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Closed for season until mid-May.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Closed to Visitor 9/10/2018: Campground is closed for the season until early June 2019.
Campground: Peterson Prairie Group Camp Closed to Visitor 10/10/2018: Closed for season until Summer.
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 10/31/2018: Open year round. Reservations are accepted May 1- Oct. 1. First come, first served the rest of year.
Campground: Takhlakh Lake Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Tillicum Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Tower Rock Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed
Campground: Trout Lake Creek Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Twin Falls Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
Campground: Walupt Lake Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Campground: Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor 10/10/2018: Open.
Cascade Peaks Interpretive Station Closed to Visitor 11/16/2018: Closed for the season.
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. Restrooms open year-round.
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 08/29/2018: Open
Forest Road 2150 Open to Visitor 08/29/2018: Open
Forest Road 23 Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Forest Rd. 23 is currently open from Randle, WA to Trout Lake, WA through Fall until snow accumulates.  Road is closed during the Winter months.
Forest Road 2329 Open to Visitor 10/11/2018: Road 2329 is in decent shape.
Forest Road 24 Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Road is open during the Fall season.
Forest Road 25 Open to Visitor 10/5/2018: 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 08/02/2018: Gated shut due to high fire danger by private timber company. 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 10/03/2018: Open
Forest Road 2801 Open to Visitor 07/20/2018: Open, Logging operations occurring.
Forest Road 30/Wind River Highway Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open.
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 10/31/2018: 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 08/29/2018: Open
Forest Road 5603 Open to Visitor 08/29/2018: 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 10/31/2018: Road is 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 10/31/2018: Open. NOTE: Rd. 65. has a short section of flood damage just past Falls Cr. Falls Horsecamp.  Access to Thomas Lake TH is passable by a higher clearance vehicle (Ex. Truck or SUV) otherwise access via Rd. 6507.
Forest Road 66 Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Road is open. 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 11/19/2018: Road to trailhead is currently open. Expect snow to block road by early Winter. 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 11/16/2018: 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 10/11/2018: Rd. 82 is open. NOTE: The Bird Creek Meadows area is closed this summer due to restoration work in progress after the Cougar Creek Fire.
Forest Road 83 Open to Visitor 11/16/18: Use caution, drive slowly and look for potholes. 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 10/31/2018: 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 10/31/2018: ALERT: High clearance vehicles (trucks/SUV's or cars with at least 8" of clearance) may use Road 90 from the West traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area. For trailers & lower clearance passenger cars, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of 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 11/16/2018: Paved, with some stretches of gravel. Not recommended for large trailers. No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful Pass to cover the recreation fees at recreation sites.
Harmony Falls Viewpoint Open to Visitor No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass for parking at recreation sites.
Horse Camp: Cody Open to Visitor 08/29/2018: Open
Horse Camp: Falls Creek Open 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 08/29/2018: Open
Horse Camp: Lewis River Closed to Visitor 10/31/2018: Campground is not maintained at this time of year. Camping is permitted but you must pack out your own trash.
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 08/29/2018: Open
Huckleberry Access Open to Visitor 6/28/2018: Open. Indian Heaven Wilderness is closed to all access beyond the end of the Access Road.
Interpretive Site: Basket Tree Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open
Interpretive Site: Berry Fields Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open
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 Closed to Visitor Closed for the winter season. State Route 504 gated at milepost 45.
Kalama Horse Camp Campground Open to Visitor 27 sites, no reservations, $8 for a single or $12 for a double site. Campground will close for the winter season December 1st.
Lahar Viewpoint Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open with a beautiful view of the south (non-crater) side of the volcano on a clear day.
Lava Canyon Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: 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 Open to Visitor 7/29/2018: ALERT: Road 90 is closed coming from the West past Curley Creek Falls Road 9039. If traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of 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.
Meta Lake Interpretive Site Open to Visitor No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass for parking at recreation sites.
Miners Car Interpretive Site Open to Visitor No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass for parking at recreation sites.
Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Open to Visitor 830 Road to Climber's Bivouac is open. Climbing Conditions   View the climbing update.
Mount Margaret Backcountry Open to Visitor   Mount Margaret Backcountry Conditions Report.  11/09/2018:

Snow is present in the Mount Margaret Backcountry down to approximately 5000 feet in elevation. Expect icy and snowy trail conditions at this time and be prepared for winter weather that can change rapidly, especially at high elevations.

The Lakes Trail,  South Coldwater and Norway Pass trailheads are open, HOWEVER, South Coldwater Trailhead is now 3/4 mile beyond the Highway 504 winter road closure (milepost 45) so hikers will have to park at Hummocks Trail parking lot and walk in. Forest Road 26 is closed from the north, so to get to Norway Pass, take Forest Road 99 to Forest Road 26 north. Trails and campsites in the Mount Margaret Backcountry may be snow-covered. Overnight camping is allowed only at 8 designated sites; these sites must be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Bicycles , stock and fires are prohibited.

   

Mount St. Helens area Open to Visitor State Route 504 to Johnston Ridge Observatory gated for the winter at milepost 45.
Mt. Adams Summit Open to Visitor 10/30/2018: Road to trailhead is open thru late Fall (blocked by snow in the Winter months). 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 11/16/2018: Forest Roads 25 & 99 are open. Forest Road 99 paved, with some stretches of gravel. Not recommended for large trailers.
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 gated at milepost 45 for the winter season, just past the Hummocks Trail and Coldwater Lake. 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 Closed to Visitor Closed for the season. Will reopen in summer, 2019.
Recreation Rental: Gov. Mineral Springs Cabin Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: The road to the cabin is open. Cabin renters may need to park at the sno-park when 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 10/31/2018: Cabin has been completely renovated. Overnight reservations can 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 10/31/2018: Open
Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Open.
Site: Iron Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/08/2017: Open
Site: La Wis Wis Picnic Area Open to Visitor 09/10/2018: Closed
Site: Lower Falls Day Use Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: ALERT: High clearance vehicles (trucks/SUV's)may now use Road 90 from the West traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area. For trailers & lower clearance passenger cars, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of Trout Lake to Rd. 90 coming from the East. Be aware this section has plenty of potholes. The day use area is extremely popular and hard to find parking on weekends. Parking alongside Rd. 90 is not allowed within two miles of the Falls. For a less crowded experience, it is recommended to plan your visit on a weekday if possible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Site: Takhlakh Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated.
Site: Wakepish Picnic Area Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Site: Walupt Lake Day Use Picnic Area Closed to Visitor 09/24/2018: Closed, not gated, primitive camping allowed.
Smith Creek Picnic/Viewpoint Open to Visitor No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass for parking at recreation sites.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 8322)    No trail report.
Smith Creek Trailhead (Road 99) Open to Visitor Open.
The Worm Flows, Winter Climbing Route Open to Visitor  View Climbing Conditions Report. Forest Road 83 open to Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Sign in and out at Climber's Register and pick up a permit to climb there.
Trail #1 Boundary Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #10 High Camp Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Trail to high camp will have snow on it this time of year.
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 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #11 Snipes Mountain Open to Visitor 6/30/2018: Open. 
Trail #110 Green Mountain Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #111 Thomas Lake Open to Visitor 7/25/2018: 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 7/25/2018: Open. Wildflowers are in bloom. Mosquito repellent highly recommended! Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #113 Killen Creek Open to Visitor 7/25/2018: Rd. 2329 is open. Wildflowers are in bloom. 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 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #116 High Lakes Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #117 Council Bluff Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #118 Hamilton Buttes Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #119 Blue Lake Butte Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
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 07/19/2018: 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 07/19/2018: 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 07/19/2018: 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 10/31/2018: Forest Road 54 to trailhead is still open until Winter snow arrives. 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 Open to Visitor 10/31/2018: Trail to falls is open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Trail #14 Steamboat Viewpoint Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open.
Trail #140 Horseshoe Ridge Open 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 10/31/2018: 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 10/31/2018: 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 10/31/2018: Road to trailhead is now open through November 30. 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 Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open.
Trail #159 Terminator Open 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 07/19/2018: 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 08/23/2018: 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 Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #179 Lemei Lake Open to Visitor 10/11/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #18 Table Mountain Open to Visitor 7/28/2017: Open.
Trail #180A Ed's Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open. Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180B Chinook Open to Visitor 7/27/2018: Open. Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180C Sturgeon Rock Open to Visitor 3/12/2018: Road is rough to trailhead.
Trail #180E Indian Pits Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Road to trailhead is in rough shape to trailhead.
Trail #183 South Climb Open to Visitor 11/19/2018: Road to trailhead is currently open. Be aware at this time of year, snow could arrive at any time & block the road to vehicle travel. 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.
Trail #184 Lava Canyon Open to Visitor Entire trail open. Please stay well back from the water, and use extreme caution on the lower section past the suspension bridge.
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- Elk Pass to Yellow Jacket Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #1: Boundary- Hummocks to Johnston Ridge Open to Visitor
Trail #1: Boundary- Johnston Ridge to Truman Trail Open to Visitor 10/29/2018: Exposed through the blast zone. Take plenty of water. Sections brushy.
Trail #1: Boundary- Truman #207 to Norway Pass Open to Visitor 10/29/18: Trail exposed through blast area. Take plenty of water.
Trail #1: Boundary- Yellow Jacket to Council Lake Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #1A Yellowjacket Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #1C Boulder Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #1E Harry's Ridge Open to Visitor 11/07/2018: Trail exposed through the blast area. Access now starts at the Hummocks Trail due to the winter road closure at milepost 45 on Highway 504, adding an additional 8 miles to the round-trip hike.
Trail #200 Lava Butte Open to Visitor 10/3/2017: Open
Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, Mt. Adams area Open to Visitor 7/04/2018: Open. 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 07/25/2019: Trail has been cleared from White Pass to Chinook Pass.
Trail #2000: Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 08/06/2019: The trail is closed from Elk Pass north to White Pass due to the Miriam Fire. Trail has been logged out from White Pass south to Elk Pass.
Trail #201 Eruption Open to Visitor
Trail #202 Rim Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #209: Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail Open to Visitor
Trail #210 Meta Lake Open to Visitor No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass for parking at recreation sites.
Trail #211 Lakes Open to Visitor 10/29/2018: Open.
Trail #213 Green River Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: 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 11/16/2018: 1.5 miles one-way. Some shade on trail. Fairly easy hike.
Trail #216D: Abraham Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: Open, conditions unknown.
Trail #217 Goat Mountain Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: Open.
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 07/19/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done.
Trail #220 Strawberry Mountain Open to Visitor 08/06/2018. Trail has been cleared except for a large rootwad on the trail approximately a 25 min. hike south from the trailhead on Forest Road 2516.
Trail #224 Harmony Open to Visitor No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass for parking at recreation sites.
Trail #225 Smith Creek Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: 3 washouts on the south section of Lower Smith Creek. Washouts passable with care.
Trail #227 Independence Pass Closed to Visitor Closed due to washouts. 
Trail #227A Independence Ridge Open to Visitor 11/16/18: 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.
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 11/16/2018: Three mile loop trail
Trail #230 Coldwater Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: Open.
Trail #230A South Coldwater Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: 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 11/16/2018: A Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful Pass, or $5 in the fee tube at Trail of Two Forests required. Popular with trailbike riders.
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 11/07/2018: Please disperse camp in site where others have camped before and don't create new site in fragile environment.
Trail #240 Sheep Canyon Open to Visitor Forest Road 81 open, but no trail reports available.
Trail #247 Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Open to Visitor 09/26/2018: Open, Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season.
Trail #247A Oldgrowth Loop Open to Visitor 09/26/2018: Open, Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season.
Trail #248 Puyallup Open to Visitor 07/23/2018: Trail has been cleared.
Trail #252 Big Creek Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #258 Silver Creek Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #259 Langille Ridge Closed to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed. 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 #261 Juniper Ridge Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #261A Sunrise Peak Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #262 Sunrise Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed. Trailhead is unreachable due to washed out roads. 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 #266 High Rock Open to Visitor 07/12/2018: Open
Trail #267 Glacier View Open to Visitor 07/23/2018: Trail has 3 logs down across it. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #269 Allen Mountain Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #270 Valley Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed. Open, 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 #271 Blue Lake Ridge Open to Visitor 09/26/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season at the Blue Lake ORV Trailhead.
Trail #274 Blue Lake Hiker Open to Visitor 07/20/2018: Open, Trail has not been cleared of blow down but is passable to hikers.
Trail #275 Kraus Ridge Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been logged out but tread work maintenance may be needed.
Trail #29 Placid Lake Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open
Trail #290 Layser Cave Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open,
Trail #29A Chenamus Lake Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: 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 Open 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 Open to Visitor
Trail #39 Morrison Creek Open to Visitor
Trail #39A Wicky Shelter Open to Visitor
Trail #40 Gotchen Creek Open to Visitor
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 Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Trail is open and has been cleared of downed debris. 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 Open to Visitor 7/21/2018: Open.
Trail #57 Cortright Creek Open to Visitor 07/18/2018: Trail has been cleared to the PCT. BUGS! 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 07/19/2018: Trail has been cleared to the PCT. and from Hwy 12 to Forest Road 1284. BUGS! Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Trail #61 Clear Fork Open to Visitor 07/23/2018: Trail has been cleared. There is a washout at 6.5 miles, 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 7/28/2018: Open.  Mosquito repellent highly recommended!
Trail #64A Riley South Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open. Mosquito repellent highly recommended this time of year! Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #65 Bluff Lake Open to Visitor 08/06/2018: Trail has been cleared to the lake. 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 Open to Visitor Road to the lake is in very poor condition.
Trail #71 Pine-Way Open to Visitor 7/21/2018: Open. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Trail #72 Cold Springs Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open.
Trail #73 Crofton Butte Open to Visitor 7/21/2018: Open.
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 08/15/2018: Trail has been cleared from Hwy 12 to the junction with Clear Fork Trail. 3 logs before Lost Hat. 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 09/28/2018: Open, trail has been cleared from the trailhead to the junction with Trail #79 junction. A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is not required in the off season 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 #79 Coyote Open to Visitor 08/15/2018: Not open to stock. Washouts have been repaired. There are 25 trees down between Elk Pass and Packwood Saddle. 10 trees are small. 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 7/08/2018: Open. Trail has not been cleared of downed trees.
Trail #81 Upper Lake Creek Open to Visitor 09/28/2018: There are 90+ trees down on the trail. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season to park at the Packwood Lake trailhead A fee tube is located at the motorized trailhead below the parking lot.
Trail #83 Iron Creek Oldgrowth Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Trail #9 Round-the-Mountain Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: Open.
Trail #91 Iron Creek Falls Open to Visitor 05/08/2018: Open
Trail #95 Goat Ridge Open to Visitor 09/28/2018: Trail has been cleared. There is a minor washout at Jordan Basin. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season to park at the Berry Patch Trailhead.
Trail #96 Snowgrass Open to Visitor 07/19/2018: Trail has been cleared. Some mosquitos and black flies.
Trail #98 Nannie Ridge Open to Visitor 07/11/2018: Trail is clear to the Pacific Crest Trail. Lots of mosquitos!  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 11/16/2018: A Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful Pass, or $5 in the fee tube at Trail of Two Forests required.
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) Open to Visitor Forest Road 81 open, but no trail reports available.
Trailhead: Blue Lake ORV Open to Visitor 09/26/2018: Open, A Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is not required in the off season to park at the trailhead.
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 10/31/2018: Open.
Trailhead: High Rock/Greenwood Lake Open to Visitor 07/12/2018: Open
Trailhead: Hummocks/ Boundary Open to Visitor 11/16/2018: Trail open.
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 11/16/2018: Trail open.
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 not 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 Open to Visitor 07/25/2018: 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 Open to Visitor 7/25/2018: Road to trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Service Open to Visitor 7/25/2018: Trailhead is open.
Trailhead: Silver Star Open to Visitor 7/28/2018: 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 7/28/2018: Road to trailhead is open. 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 10/31/2018: Road 54 to trailhead is still open until snow arrives.
Trailhead: South Climb Open to Visitor 11/19/2018: Road to trailhead is currently open. Be aware snow could arrive and block access to vehicles at any time for the Winter. 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 11/16/2018: 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 08/29/2018: 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 7/28/2018: Open.
Upper Cispus River Open to Visitor Check: WDFW regulations for fishing season and rules.
Wilderness: Glacier View Open to Visitor
Wilderness: Goat Rocks Open to Visitor 12/13/2016: Trails are snow covered until early Summer.
Wilderness: Indian Heaven Open 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 Open 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 11/16/2018: No visitor center, but an incredible view of the mountain and Spirit Lake when clear. Restroom open, but not being serviced. No fee tubes available, so make sure to have a Northwest Forest or America the Beautiful pass for parking at recreation sites.

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.

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