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PostWed Aug 04, 2010 1:51 pm 
Official Sites - source of much of the information here
  Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Alerts and Notices Road and Trail Conditions
  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest - Current Conditions
  Olympic National Forest - new Current Conditions page is now available
  Olympic National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-565-3131
  Mt Rainier National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-569-2211 press 2 then (2 for current road conditions or 3 for anticipated opening/construction projects)
  Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Alerts & Notices
  Washington State DOT - Mountain Passes
  Naches Ranger District  -  Conditions
  Wenatchee River Ranger District - Conditions
In general, post in alphabetical order by common road name within each section unless there are more natural geographical groupings (e.g. North Fork XXX, South Fork XXX)

Mount Rainier
  Corral Pass (FS 7174) ?
  Chinook Pass (SR 410) website
  Mowich Lake Road (SR 165) Mowich Lake, Spray Park, Echo/Observation Rock
    Snow free to the Paul Peak trailhead gate, snow-covered the rest of the way to Mowich.  Limited parking at the trailhead due to snow and deep wheel ruts. (4-5-2014)
  Stevens Canyon Road per MRNP website and Road signs:
Grand Park back door (06/19/2014) - 73 Huckleberry Creek is OPEN Watch for logging trucks. Will be CLOSED JULY 2 from 6 am - 5 pm

I-90
  Talapus (9030), Mason Lake (9031)?
As of late November 20, 2015 Road 9030 off I-90 to Ira Spring trailhead (Mason Lake) has a partially downed tree which your vehicle will probably fit under just after the beginning of the unpaved section. 9030 was partially blocked by a downed tree just beyond the junction with road 9031 but someone drove past it. Road 9031 (Talapus Lake TH) has been cleared to trailhead - thanks to the man in black who did the work manually with an Axe! Any further updates appreciated.
  Cold Creek Road (9070) to Windy Pass and PCT 9-19-2021 Road has been graded since I was here 2 years ago. Only 2 short sections with wall-to-wall potholes. Last 100 yards rocky to very rocky. Plenty of room to park before that section. Joey
  Tinkham (55), Garcia (9020) ?
  Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 56) Mailbox TH, Taylor River TH, Dingford Creek TH, Goldmyer Hot Springs
  • Paving is complete to the Taylor River bridge as of October, 2017.
  • The Taylor River trailhead spur road was repaired in the fall of 2019 so the last quarter mile section to the 2nd Taylor River bridge is open again after being closed for 4 years.
  • 11/01/2019 Road is open to the gate at Dingford Creek trailhead with many potholes along the way. The Middle Fork road from Taylor bridge to Dingford has numerous large and deep potholes, several small and two significant stream crossing dips. All are passable by vehicles with good clearance (~8").  The Goldmyer Facebook page often has updated conditions for snow levels in winter.

North Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 57) Bare, Dog, Goat, Phelps, ...
10/01/2014 A $75 permit is required to access Hancock Timber lands along the North Fork road. The road is public and you can drive through Hancock lands to reach FS areas for free, but you can't park and climb Fuller or visit other attractions on their land without the permit. There was active logging on the North Fork in 2014 so the road has been graded and was in better shape than usual most of the summer.
05/01/2016 The USFS has blocked the road at the junction of the road heading up Lennox Creek. This adds about 3 miles of road walking to get to the Bare Mountain trailhead or other destinations up Lennox Creek

Rocky Run (FS 4832) (no date?)
Construction along I-90 has a stretch just past the Rocky Run bridge extra bumpy but passable to sedans.  The spur (136 per Google Maps) to the backdoor TH is extra brushy but save for a nasty water channel right at the beginning and some moderate rutting about halfway in is still more or less drivable.  Extra clearance would be good, don't take a car you don't want to add pinstripes to.

Teanaway
  North Fork Teanaway road (9737) (5.3.2014, Opus) Driveable to nearly 4.5 miles past end of pavement, just beyond Johnson Medra trailhead.  Potholes in the first 2 miles, better road after.
  Teanaway Middle Fork (NFD 113)
  Jack Creek Road (9738) Snow-free to 4,400ft (5/12/2018)
  Stafford Creek Road 9703 (5.17.2014, Opus) Snow free to the Miller Creek trailhead at the end.  Rough in places.
  Beverly turnpike road (1391) (7.28.2021, Joey) Two bad spots washing out. We were very careful and did OK in a Subaru Forester. Low clearance might not make it.
  Jungle Creek (FS 9701) Teanaway Butte, Way Creek trail, Jungle Creek trail
     6/19/11 (still true?) There is a "Road Closed" barrier 1.5 miles from the Twenty Nine Pines turn off. The problem is a partially washed out culvert but the road is still passable to a high clearance vehicle and in good condition from there all the way to Liar's Prairie.
     6/12/16 There is a "Road Closed" sign at the beginning of the road. If there was a wash-out at 1.5mi, it has been repaired. Would need a high clearance vehicle with AWD to continue past the bumps and mud puddles at 1.7 miles.

  6/3/11 Cle Elum Trails - road closures - the following Roads on the Cle Elum Ranger District are CLOSED due to ROAD DAMAGE
  • Taneum - Manastash Area
    • FSR 3350 - South Cle Elum Ridge Road closed at mp 1.6 to junction with Road 3350-119. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 33 - Taneum Road - Closed mp 3.9, Taneum Guard Station to Road 3350-119 Junction.
    • FSR 3100 - Manastash Road - Closed mp 1.6, Manastash Sno-Park to Road 3111 Junction. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3120 near 3100 Junction. Damage reported. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3100 near Buck Meadows. Damage reported
    • FSR 4517-117 - Granite Creek Road. Damage reported
  • Cle Elum Valley - FSR 4308 - French Cabin at 120 Junction.
  • Cle Elum Valley Road NF-4330 As of 4/4/20, snow starts 1/2 mile from Salmon La Sac Rd junction. Snow is deep at time, but passable with 8 inch clearance vehicle. Snowmobilers continue to flatten wheel tracks, which helps. Think of softer snow later in the day.
  • Swauk and Liberty FSR 9707 - Pole Patch Road - two areas - First near spur 115, the second is near 4WD319.
  • Red Top Road FSR 9702 5/18/12 Reported to be open but a large truck was stuck in the snow in the middle of the road.  The road is rough with patchy snow about a mile after the junction with FSR 9738
Teanaway Ridge/Jack Creek (FS 9738) ?

Mountain Loop
  Mountain Loop Highway, Open, plowed winter of 2014 for Oso slide and Darrington access.

  Green Mtn Road (FS 41) - Tupso Pass, Three Fingers, Closed @ mile 8.6 due to damage to South Fork Canyon Creek bridge.  No time line for repairs.  Approx 10 miles to trail head @ Tupso Pass
  FS 4110, Green Mtn., Pot holed..more like craters. 6/4/14
  FS 4111, Canyon Lake, Closed at mile 0 due to wash out. 6/4/14
  FS 42, Mt Pilchuck, April 20, 2014, both gates open; half-mile of snow before trailhead.
  North Fork Sauk Road (FS 49), 7-20-2012, OPEN July 20 2012 yes its true
  4096 Bedal Creek  10/27/12 High clearance recommended, brushed out.
     Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information
  Segelsen Road (FS 18), Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information. www.fs.usda.gov/mbs  Pugh (2095), Closed (seasonal)
  Straight Creek Road (FS 27), Snow free to Crystal Lake/Meadow Mtn trail head. Lots of snow at Rat Trap Pass. 5/24/14
  Suiattle River Road (FS 26) - Access to Glacier Peak Wilderness, opened Oct. 25, 2014. Also 6-mile spur to Green Mt. trailhead. As of 4/13/20, the road is passable to end at Sulphur Creek Campground.
  Tenas Creek Road (FS 2660), Closed @ mile 4 due to washout. 12/7/15
  Whitechuck River Road (FS 23), Open
  C-Post Mt Higgens access.  April, 2014: Flooded and closed due to Oso slide. Earlier, closed at mile 0.6 due to Illegal garbage dumping.

Highway 2 & Leavenworth
  FSR #62 and roads to Persis trailhead - 02/13/2015 Gate reported CLOSED
  Sultan Basin Road, ?
  Beckler River Road (FS 65), ?
  Chiwawa River Road (FS 6200) Phelps Creek TH, Spider Gap, Buck Creek Pass
  • 6/6/20 - Gate at end of paved road (~3mi past Grouse Creek Campground) is open
  • 5/22/21 - Gate at end of paved road is closed
Icicle Creek Road (FS 7600) - Chatter Creek, 4th of July Creek, Icicle Creek, Snow Lakes In Winter, usually closed to wheeled vehicles past the 8 Mile Road junction.
    5/12/14 - Open all the way to the end of the road.
  Eight Mile Road (FS 7601) - Enchantments, Colchuck Lake Usually closed in winter to wheeled vehicles.
   5/14/17 - Gate is open
  NFD 6024 - Baring Mountain Barclay Lake Road is clear and in good condition.
  Ranger Road (FS 7701)
    6/6/20 - gate closed at bottom

North Cascades and Baker, Mt Baker Ranger District
  Church Mountain (FR 3040), Open to end in 2015
  Welcome Pass (FR 3060), ?
  Canyon Creek (FR 31) Repaired and reopened. Nov. 2013
  Nooksack Road (FR 34), ?
  Deadhorse Road (FR 37), ?
  Middle Fork Nooksack (FR 38), ?
  Glacier Creek (FR 39), Fall of 2013, Road is fixed and open to Heliotrope Ridge trailhead.
  Thompson Creek (FR 3910)
  North Cascades Highway (SR 20), closed (April 2014)
  Cascade River Road (FR 15), ?
  Sibley Creek, Hidden Lake (FR 1540), ?
  Illabot Creek Road (FR 16), 3/17/19: can drive with high clearance to 2.0 miles from hwy 530 before road is covered in slushy snow.

Mt. St. Helens
Due to a fire there is no longer a shelter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park.

Forest Road 10 2012. Closed. Mitchell Peak north access - from DNR: "While the forestland is managed by DNR, the only access road to the trailhead—10 Road—cuts across private landownership, and the new landowner has gated and closed access to the road just east of the intersection with the S-1000 Road. DNR does not have a recreation easement for recreation access across this road. DNR land managers are working on a solution.In the meantime, the only access to Mitchell Peak trail is from the North Siouxon Creek Trailhead, in the southern part of the Siouxon Block. The distance from this trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles."

Olympic Peninsula
  Olympic National Park - see current road conditions.

  Mount Baldy, Maynard Burn, Tyler Peak - FS 2870/120, ?
  Mount Ellinor, FR 24 and 2419
    07-01-11From the T-intersection near Lake Cushman to the intersection with FR 2419 that heads up to the Mount Ellinor THs, FR 24 has many, deep potholes that are difficult to avoid.  Some deep potholes on FR 2419.
  Mount Jupiter Road
    05-20-11  Gate not far uphill from the powerline road was open on 05-20-11 and was able to drive all the way to the TH.  Road is very rough with lots of 2-3 inch diameter sharp basalt. HOWEVER, the road is supposed to be closed, as I found out from people who had walked up to the TH.  When I went by the gate there was no sign barring access, but upon exiting I found that someone had turned the sign around so the warning against access was not visible.  Active logging is being done on the north side of Jupiter Ridge, and if you drive in when the gate is open, you risk being stuck inside behind a locked gate when the loggers leave for the day, or, maybe worse, meeting a logging truck on the road

Yakima County/ Naches Ranger District
S. Fork Tieton Road 1000
4/13/17 - Closed due to flood damage.  Closed at intersection of 1050 road, washout is at Mile Post 11, approximately 1 miles before Conrad Meadows. Date of washout to be fixed is by Nov 1 2018 according to the district ranger.  2019 update: FIXED and open.

wildcat 1306 road is closed ~.5 miles below lightning lake as of fall 2013. Repair work expected to begin in 2020 according to a forest engineer.


     McDaniel Lake/Buck Lake Road No. 1502 closed due to bridge wash-out approximately 1 mile past the junction with road 1500. This cuts off access to road 1509 and 130. The road is supposed to be fixed by Nov 1 2018.  This has been repaired and is now open.

1504 road Rattlesnake closed about 1.5 miles from 1500 road. Unknown estimated repair date. This washout cuts off access to the rattlesnake trailhead.



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PostTue Jun 08, 2021 9:23 pm 
6/8/21 no snow or problem to end of 6210. Chikamin creek/minnow ridge.

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PostWed Jun 16, 2021 11:50 pm 
Today drove Deer Creek road past the last washout, we stopped for a bit to fill the pot holes a bit to make it through. Still pretty deep potholes there but doable in my Suburban. Just past the turnout for the St Louis mines we hit about a foot of snow on the road and bailed.

Then went to check out the 4020 road to Ashland-Boardman-Bear-Pinnacle lakes. The road is in HORRIBLE shape right from the start and doesn't really get better, deep holes, many filled with water all the way across the road, like small ponds. It is actually worse than the Pilchuck approach road...although it is snow free at least to Ashland and Bear lakes, did not go up the Boardman road.

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PostSat Jun 19, 2021 2:26 pm 
Drove to Barlow pass today and the MLH is still closed at the Monte Cristo TH, must have been a lot of road damage over the winter?

Lake 22 TH was insane as usual.I think it's the most cars I have ever seen there, they were parked along the road all the way to the new clear cut prior to the TH on the south side of the road.

I always wonder why most everyone out there goes to Lake 22? One reason is they don't have to drive on messed up logging roads, and social media hypes it up making it know to everyone.

Strength in numbers, feel safer? I talked to the owner of a Pho restaurant in North Everett and he said that people of his ethnicity tend to congregate in groups, so that could be part of it as well.

Like most of those people live in densely populated urban areas so feel comfortable in crowds? You would think they would want to get away from that?

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PostTue Jun 22, 2021 11:10 pm 
Anyone know what's going on with the road past Monte Cristo TH at Barlow pass? Seems like it should be open by now? Also anyone know if it's open from the Darrington side?  confused.gif

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PostThu Jul 01, 2021 11:21 am 
Chief Joseph wrote:
Anyone know what's going on with the road past Monte Cristo TH at Barlow pass? Seems like it should be open by now? Also anyone know if it's open from the Darrington side?  confused.gif

Looks like it's open now.

"Mountain Loop Highway Opens Between Barlow Pass and the Bedal Campground"
https://snohomishcountywa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/83104/Mt-Loop-Hwy-release-Barlow-to-Bedal

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PostTue Jul 06, 2021 8:16 pm 
Mountain Loop Highway....@ the sinkhole....the hole on the east side where dirt meets pavement has a huge hole now, wasn't much last week. There was a car with what appeared to be a broken front axel on the side of the road.
My friend in his Subaru bottomed out and made some nasty scraping noises...so don't drive in the middle to avoid the holes.

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PostSat Aug 14, 2021 12:04 am 
Sinkhole good now with another band-aide fix...the road past Barlow pass and up FS 49 is the best I have ever seen it. I guess that's why it was closed a bit longer this year, they did a great job.

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PostMon Sep 06, 2021 4:52 pm 
Perry creek road is back open and nice cleared and graded, I assume for upcoming logging activities...no signs as of yet.

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