Summary: Siouxon Creek is well known in the area for having easy access, miles of nice trails, good camping spots scattered along the trail, and many options to make side trips. There are many spots to sit and reflect on the beauty around you as you are swayed by the music of the river. Be careful on the upper end of the trail as steep switchbacks make it a little risky for children. Bugs can be a problem in the summer. Make an overnight adventure for you and your friends, and explore the many side trails. Hikers be aware the many mountain bikes use the trail as well, so be advised. I like the early springtime the best as there are no bugs, and no people.
Trailhead: Drive either north or south along Hwy 503 to the small town of Chelatchie, and turn East onto NE Healy road. Follow this route for 9.2 miles, and turn left on Rd. 57 After another mile or so, turn left again onto Rd. 5701, still following only the paved road to the trailhead in a little more than 4 miles. (Lat:45.94618 Lon:-122.17826)
Trail Guides for Siouxon Creek Trail Washington:
100 Hikes in Washingtons South Cascades and Olympics
by Ira Spring and Harvey Manning (The Mountaineers books)
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Mt. Adams Ranger District 2455 Hwy 141 Trout Lake, WA 98650 509-395-3400
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Drew Furnia, who has posted 23 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by MG on 8/9/2009
As of today, 8/9/09, the road is still washed out. Trail unaccessible.
Reviewed by mrp on 6/16/2009
Just found out from the St. Helens Ranger station that the roads are still washed out! Will not be starting work to repair for another couple of weeks. 360-449-7800 is the ranger stations number.
Reviewed by Bob on 4/2/2009
According to USFS FR54 may be open later this summer to high clearance vehicles only. There is one large washout and four smaller washouts on FR54, all before the forest boundary. Access from the Wind River side may also have washouts but due to snow they won't know for another month or more. Last hiked around Thanksgiving 2008 the trails are very poorly signed or not at all and all trailhead and most road signs were gone except main trailhead. Huffman Peak trail had many down logs, brush and was in places difficult to find.
Reviewed by Cory on 3/13/2009
Great Hike, but some bad news folks. We drove out towards there last weekend and made it to about 4 miles from the trailhead. Unfortunately, we came to a dead stop because the road was totally washed away...really, like God came down and scooped a huge section of the Earth up. Talking to the locals, it seems the road may not be repaired for years!
Reviewed by vees gang on 9/1/2008
9/1/08 If you ride alot of trails in the NW this one has alot of everything in one trail. Very well maintained. If your a biker WATCH OUT FOR THE HIKERS alot on this trail.It is a hiden secret,Dont tell anyone
Reviewed by Clay on 3/19/2008
I love this trail, and I hike and ride it very often. For mountain bikers, the ride is fun, and it's a good trail to ride even if you haven't been keeping in shape. I ride this trail every year.
Reviewed by Pat on 9/27/2007
Took my wife a ways up the trail. No other hikers today. Had a good time and she wants to go back.
Reviewed by Anna37 on 7/26/2007
This is a 1.5 hour drive from Portland, and can be hard to find. Once you pass Calamity Peak, it's still a good half hour drive down 57 to the trailhead. Seems desolate at first, but we passed several couples and mtn bikers during the course of about five hours. It's just beautiful here. The river runs all along the first few miles, with gorgeous waterfalls and swimming holes to cool off in. The trail is good for running and hiking, and is by far one of the better mountain biking trails on the area. I didn't do this whole trail, but am excited to return and get farther out to the views of Mount St Helens. With so many options, it's a bit like spending the day at an outdoors-themed fun park. Amazing experience.
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