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Trail of Two Forests Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Trailhead signs at the Trail of Two Forests (bobcat)
Mold of a fallen tree, Trail of Two Forests (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 north and take Exit 21 for Highway 503, Woodland and Cougar. Turn right onto Highway 503S after exiting.

Drive 23.4 miles to the junction with the 503 Spur, where you keep straight for Cougar.

Drive another 12.0 miles, passing through Cougar and over the Lewis River Levee (After 8.6 miles, the road becomes FR 90).

Make a left onto FR 83 for Ape Cave, Climbers Bivouac, and Lava Canyon. Drive 1.8 miles and turn left onto FR 8303 for Ape Cave.

Drive 0.2 miles, and turn left for the Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site.

There are restrooms here. This also serves as a Sno-Park in the winter. You can hike or snowshoe from here 0.7 miles up the road to Ape Cave.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • Northwest Forest Pass required; Sno-Park permit required in winter

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