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Southwest Washington

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

Location

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region
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Length

2.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 1900 ft.

Rating

3.50 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Recreation permit required. See note below

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

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

Speed (#31E)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: South Cascades (Nelson - Mountaineers Books)

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.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Recreation permit required. See note below

 

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