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Snagtooth Mountain

Southwest Washington > Lewis River Region
46.2480, -121.8154 Map & Directions
9.6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2,800 feet
Highest Point
5,000 feet
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This 4.8 mile trail runs from upper Quartz Creek Trail to Boundary Trail. This is an access route to the Boundary Trail (above Forest Road 9341) and to the Quartz Creek Trail #5 below the road. Continue reading

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Hiking Snagtooth Mountain

This 4.8 mile trail runs from upper Quartz Creek Trail to the Boundary Trail crossing Forest Road 9341 at 2.1 miles south of Boundary Trail #1 and 2.7 miles northwest of Quartz Creek Trail. This trail is used as an access route to the Boundary Trail (above Forest Road 9341) and to the Quartz Creek Trail below the road.

Heading north from Forest Road 9341 this is a pleasant hike that starts out along Snagtooth Creek and ascends up to the upper parts of Snagtooth Mountain where the trail intersects Boundary Trail north of Snagtooth Mountain and west of Hat Rock.

To the south and east of Forest Road 9341, Snagtooth Trail passes through three logged over areas before joining Quartz Creek Trail. While the trail is steep, descending 1465 feet in 1 mile, it provides the quickest way to reach the upper Quartz Creek Trail.

Snagtooth Mountain

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.2480, -121.8154 Open in Google Maps

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Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Cougar, follow Lewis River Road/Forest Road 90 east for 28 miles. Then go left and stay on Forest Road 90 for another 11.3 miles. Make a left on Forest Road 93 and travel 6 miles and continue straight on the 9341 spur. Follow Forest Road 9341 for about 4.5 miles to where the trail crosses the road.

While the 9341 spur road is closed, the closest access to Snagtooth is via the Boundary Trail. Access from Elk Pass on FR 25; look up the Badger Peak hike in our hiking guide.

More Hike Details


Southwest Washington > Lewis River Region

Snagtooth Mountain (#4)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: South Cascades (Nelson - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails No. 365 Lone Butte

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