recent road and trail conditions
Cape Horn: As of February 2023, the lower portion of the trail is closed for seasonal bird nesting. Thus you cannot complete the entire loop. The lower portion of the trail will open again July 15, 2023.
Falls Creek Falls: As of May 2023, Road 3062 is open to the trailhead.
Mt. St. Helens west: Due to road damage, highway 504 is closed to Johnston Ridge Observatory for the summer of 2023. Starting point for Coldwater Peak/Harry's Ridge and Mt. Margaret. However, you can still access lower trailheads (Coldwater Lake, S. Coldwater, Lakes) from just prior to the gate.
Mt. St. Helens east: As of June 2023, Road 99 is closed to Windy Ridge. The hikes include Mt. Margaret, Whittier Ridge/Lakes loop, and Plains of Abraham (Windy Ridge trailhead). Road 25 from south of Road 99 is damaged due to a slide and may be closed for the summer.
Mt. St. Helens south: As of June 2023, Road 83 is closed at the snopark. Hikes include Ape Canyon and June Lake trailheads.
Mt. Adams west: As of June 2023, Road 23 is open. Hikes include Crystal Lake and Avalanche Valley.
Click here for Forest Service listing of all road and trail conditions in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.