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Ice Cave Seasonal Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Spring trailhead, Guler Ice Cave (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-84 east to Exit 64 for Highway 35, White Salmon, and Government Camp.

At the Stop sign after exiting, go left on Button Bridge Road for Bingen and White Salmon and drive 1.1 miles over the Hood River Bridge after paying the $2 toll.

Turn left onto Highway 14W for Stevenson and Vancouver and drive 1.6 miles.

Then turn right onto Highway 141 Alt for Trout Lake and the Mt. Adams Recreation Area.

Wind up along the White Salmon for 2.2 miles and turn left onto Highway 141 for BZ Corner, Trout Lake, and Glenwood.

It’s 19.3 miles to the village of Trout Lake. Bear left here at the Y intersection to keep on Highway 141.

Drive 6.0 miles into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, where the road, still paved, becomes FR 24. Park somewhere near the snow berm that blocks FR 24 in early spring.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • $2 toll each way at the Hood River Bridge
  • Sno-Park permit ($20 day; $40 season) required Nov. 1 to Mar. 31
  • Northwest Forest Pass (or America the Beautiful Pass) required at Ice Cave Picnic Area after it opens to vehicle access
  • Restrooms, picnic area, interpretive sign at the Guler Ice Cave

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