Washington D.C. Map

Valley Trail - No. 270

Contact Info
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
10024 US Hwy. 12
PO Box 670
Randle, WA 98377

Phone:
360-497-1100
Basics
Location:
In the Blue Lake Area
Length:
16.7 miles
Elevation Range:
1300 feet to 3200 feet
Elevation Change:
1900 feet

Description

This trail begins at Road 28 near the Cispus River bridge and ends at Road 78 beyond Cat Creek Campground. From Road 28 to the Blue Lake ORV Trailhead the trail is open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles. This 7.5-mile section follows the Cispus River through stands of mixed conifers and hardwoods.

The trail crosses the North Fork River on the Road 23 bridge. Watch for vehicle traffic. The trail continues past the junction of Bishop Ridge Trail No. 272 and Trail No. 270A until it meets Blue Lake Ridge Trail No. 271 above the Blue Lake Trailhead on Road 23.

The section of Trail No. 270 south of Blue Lake Trailhead to Road 78 is open to ATVs as well as hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles. The trail is a gentle grade, with views of the Cispus River Valley and Tongue Mountain. It offers a loop opportunity for ATVs by using Trail No. 271 and Trail No. 271A. The Valley Trail continues past the junction with Trail No. 271 near the Blue Lake Trailhead to Road 78. The Campground Trail No. 270A begins in the Blue Lake Creek Campground on Road 23 and ties in with the Valley Trail No. 270.

The entire trail is closed to motorized vehicles from Dec. 1 to April 1 to minimize disturbances to wildlife.

Details

Location:
In the Blue Lake Area
Length:
16.7 miles
Elevation Range:
1300 feet to 3200
Elevation Change:
1900

Map + Directions


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