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Independence Pass Loop

South Cascades

Location

South Cascades -- Mount St. Helens
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Length

6.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 1665 ft.
Highest Point: 4700 ft.

Rating

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WTA worked here: 2021
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

The Independence Pass trail is impassable past the first 1.5 miles due to significant washouts and cannot currently be connected with the Boundary Trail to complete this loop.

 

Independence Pass Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.2820, -122.0966 Open map in new window

Trailhead

South Cascades -- Mount St. Helens

Independence Pass (#227)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails No. 332 Spirit Lake

Getting There

From State Highway 12 in Randle, take Hwy 131S south for 2.8 miles to Forest Road 25. Continue on FR 25 for another 24.3 miles to the junction with Forest Road 99. Turn right onto FR 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 12.2 miles to Independence Pass Trailhead. on your right.

From Cougar, take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on FR 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive FR 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto FR 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 12.2 miles to Independence Pass Trailhead on your right.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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