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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.

Tinkham (55), Garcia (9020) ?

Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 56) Mailbox TH, Taylor River TH, Dingford Creek TH, Goldmyer Hot Springs

04/01/2017 Road is open to the gate at Dingford Creek trailhead. Paving is complete to the Taylor River bridge as of October, 2017. The Taylor River trailhead road washed just past the junction, but is passable by very high clearance 4WD.  The Middle Fork road from Taylor bridge to Dingford has numerous large and deep potholes, several small and two significant washouts from the 2015 fall storms.  All are passable by vehicles with good clearance.  See the WFLHD paving project site for construction info. 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) (5.3.2014, Opus) Appeared snow free from main road

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.
  • 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

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, ?

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

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.

wildcat 1306 road is closed ~.5 miles below lightning lake as of fall 2013. Repair work eexpected 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.

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




Mount Hood National Forest


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PostSun Nov 13, 2011 5:28 pm 
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doh.gif  Doh! I'm such an idjit!  I thought it was kind've an odd question....

Haven't heard. The MBS website doesn't say it's closed for cleanup.

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PostMon Nov 14, 2011 9:01 pm 
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yep that's what i meant magellan.  Thanks for the info Kim!
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PostMon Nov 14, 2011 9:13 pm 
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The north side of Mt. Hood re-opened Oct. 15, but I can't figure out how to edit the wiki.

Never mind, the edit button showed up on the wiki after I posted here.  There are some trip reports from late October on portlandhikers.org.  It appears that most of the Timberline Trail was spared.

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PostTue Nov 15, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Hwy 20 to close at 8pm tonight.

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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 7:13 pm 
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Snohomish county says MLH closed at Deer Creek. Anybody know if that is current info?...tia.
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PostFri Dec 02, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Mt Pilchuck Road 42 NEW gate (at MP 5+/-) will be locked at 8 am 12/3/11 according to a conversation I had with the deputy.

If you find it open, in the meantime I suggest not parking on the uphill side to avoid being locked in.

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PostWed Dec 14, 2011 8:34 pm 
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Duckabush trail is still closed due to the fire that went out months ago.
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PostFri Jan 06, 2012 12:54 pm 
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If you're heading to the North Cascades through Darrington there's going to be a lane closure on SR 530 next week:

From the DOT:

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It’s been a while since we’ve mentioned any work on SR 530 near Oso (east of Arlington), but it’s a new year…and that means new work. Crews working on a slope stabilization project  need to close a lane to finish erosion control and drainage work. So if you drive through the area, be prepared for an eastbound lane closure from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Wednesday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 13. Flaggers will direct traffic, but you’ll want to prepare for some delays.
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PostFri Jan 06, 2012 3:04 pm 
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The Mt Pilchuck Road is now closed at Heather Lake Trailhead.

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The new gate that the Forest Service had placed at mile post 5 on the Pilchuck Road was vandalized . . . .  a day or two before
New Years Eve . . . .  as a result of that, (the Forest Service). . . .  closed both of the
gates . . . .

The damage to the upper gate will likely cause a delay opening the lower gate next Spring because now it will require heavy equipment rather than just a key ( costs more too).  See the Original Posting

It's frustrating when the actions of a few penalize the rest of us.
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PostFri Jan 20, 2012 10:47 am 
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MORA's twitter feed has been great for the latest road updates.

http://twitter.com/MountRainierNPS
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PostSat Feb 11, 2012 8:46 pm 
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From what I could find on the internet, it looks like the roads are open all the way to Phelps Creek. Anyone been up there lately? I gotta get back to my favorite dang area and get some stuff done once and for all!

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PostSat Mar 03, 2012 8:21 am 
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Friday 3-2-12 the Mt Pilchuck rd was near impassible starting where plowing ended about 1/2 a mile before the Heather Lake gate.  14" deep heavy rutted snow.  Got up marginally w my Honda Element, hi-centered @ the TH, dug out B4 my hike (8 hrs of trail breaking in 14" to 24" snow).  Figured w rain all day at that elevation (1400) conditions would be better for getting out..  Wrong!  ruts had iced over, almost didn't make it back to the plowed section.
It may be better after todays rain & tomorrows warming trend (or if they plow up to the TH).

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PostThu Mar 08, 2012 9:41 am 
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Pilchuck Rd to Heather Lake TH plowed out on 03/04/12...

Snohomish Co Roads now has a contract in place with the USFS for the weekly grading out of snow up to and in the Heather Lake Trailhead. It is easy going to the trailhead right now and until we get more snow that's expected on 03/08 or
03/09.
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From: WSDOT <wsdot@service.govdelivery.com>
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:16 PM
Subject: Whatcom County Newsletter - March 14



March 14, 2012

Threat of falling trees closes Mount Baker Highway overnight
In case you haven’t heard yet, we closed Mount Baker Highway this morning east of Glacier because all the snow we’re getting is causing trees to fall across the road. No joke – trees are buckling under the weight of the deep, heavy snow.

We had 17 inches new snow and eight trees fell overnight. We got another 6 inches of snow today and four more trees fell. Some of the trees were nearly 2 feet in diameter – a tree that size would definitely leave a mark.

We're going to leave the road closed overnight. It’s just too risky to reopen the road today with the threat of more trees falling. Last I heard, it was still snowing up there.

We’ll be back out there first thing Thursday morning checking the tree and snow conditions to see if we can reopen the road. Hopefully, the snow level will rise overnight and the snow load will fall off the trees.

I’ve heard from our crews working the highway up there that some crazy amount - like 98 inches - of snow has fallen in the last several days. It’s just been storm after storm after storm.

I’m still waiting for crews to come down off the mountain so I can get some pictures to share. Hopefully, I’ll have some uploaded to Pinterest and Flickr tomorrow. (Yes, we’re now on Pinterest, too, if you’d like to check out some of our pictures.)

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Hwy 542 is currently open.

The ski area, however is not.  Slopes are too unstable.  They hope to reopen tomorrow, when the freezing level drops back down.
They have received 110 inches of snow in the last week, it's crazy.

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