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Kalama Horse Camp Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The Toutle Trailhead at the Kalama Horse Camp (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive north on I-5 and take Exit 21 for Highway 503E, Woodland, and Cougar.

Turn right at the Stop sign, and drive 27.8 miles on Highway 503 (After 23.3 miles, 503 turns south to Amboy and Battle Ground; continue straight on 503 Spur for Cougar and Mt. St. Helens).

Turn left on paved FR 8100 for the Kalama Recreation Area. After 8.6 miles of winding up and passing Merrill Lake, FR 8100 makes a sharp bend to the right.

After 0.2 miles, turn right on the 440 spur into Kalama Horse Camp.

Drive 0.2 miles, keeping straight until you reach the trailhead at the east end of the campground. This is the trailhead for the Toutle Trail #238 and the Fossil Trail #242.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead
  • Campground road gated November through April
  • Pit toilets in campground; water for horses only
  • Share trails with horses

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