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Southwest Washington > Lewis River Region
46.1021, -121.9065 Map & Directions
Length
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
800 feet
Highest Point
1900 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Take a very steep, primitive trail to a creek crossing (only fordable in mid-summer) to the Lewis River Trail. Continue reading

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Visitors who will park in the Lewis River Recreation Area will need a permit starting June 15. Make your reservation on recreation.gov starting May 20. visitors can reserve a parking ticket on recreation.gov.

This trail is just a mile long, but it's a workout — extremely steep, you drop through an old-growth forest to reach the Lewis River. Speed is aptly named — it provides quick access to the river and, by wading the river, a connection with the Lewis River Trail.

But use caution! The ford is only possible in the late summer when water levels are low.

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Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.1021, -121.9065 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

Recreation permit required. See note below

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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, drive east 32 miles on Forest Road 90. Trailhead is on your left.

Visitors who will park in the Lewis River Recreation Area will need a permit starting June 15. Make your reservation on recreaction.gov starting May 20. visitors can reserve a parking ticket on recreation.gov.

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Trailhead

Southwest Washington > Lewis River Region

Speed (#31E)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: South Cascades (Nelson - Mountaineers Books)

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