10.7 miles
Distance
3,529 ft
Climb
-1,850 ft
Descent
01:28:26
Avg time
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Siouxon Trail #130 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Siouxon Area
    Trout Lake, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #40950 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #22115 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

This 12 mile trail runs along and crosses on rustic log bridges or fords many creeks. It offers views of spectactular waterfalls including Horseshoe Falls. At the start of the trail it p asses the ruins of Hickman 's Cabin built in the 1930's and used as a base camp for fire prevention workers. The Siouxon Trail connects with Huffman Peak Trail #129, Horseshoe Ridge Trail # 140, Chinook Creek Trail #130A and Wildcat Trail # 156.

From the first access point on below the first switchback on Forest Road 5701, the trail parallels the road and passes the ruins of Hickman's Cabin. This moss-covered shelter, built in the 1930s, served as a base camp for fire prevention workers. Continuing, the trail intersects Huffman Peak Trail #129, 0.8 mile from the trailhead. Three creeks are crossed before the trail comes to the second access point, near the end of Forest Road 5701 and the second access point to Siouxon Trail. From here the trail drops steeply to West Creek, where a log bridge spans the stream. Following Siouxon Creek to Horseshoe Creek, you can view Horseshoe Falls from the bridge or take the short 0.1 mile spur trail to get a view of the falls from below. The main trail then follows Siouxon Creek upstream for 1 mile, offering views of five major waterfalls and their plunge-pools. After intersecting Horseshoe Ridge Trail #140, the trail continues to the confluence of Siouxon and Wildcat Creeks. Here Wildcat Creek Trail #156 heads north towards Siouxon Peak. A short distance from the junction, the trail intersects Chinook Creek Trail #130A. The trail then gains 1900 ft. in elevation in the final 3 miles before ending on Forest Road 58.

Access Info

From Amboy, WA continue north on State Route 503 for about 4 miles. In Chelatchie, WA pass Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters on your left then turn right on NE Healy Road/Forest Road 54. Continue on Forest Road 54 for about 9 miles and take a left on Forest Road 57. Drive roughly 1 mile to the gravel pit on the right hand side of the road, take a sharp left onto Forest Road 5701. There are two access points on Forest Road 5701 for the Siouxon Trail. The first access point at mile marker 1 at the hairpin corner in the road is intended for horse trailers (park on the pullout on outer edge of corner); the second access point, Siouxon Trailhead, is roughly another 3 miles at the end of the narrow, rough, mostly paved road and does not accommodate horse trailers.

Disclaimer

Note: River crossings can be dangerous in spring and early summer!

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Siouxon Trail #130 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,679 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,167 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,501 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,822 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,501 ft
  • Grade
    2.978%
  • Grade max
    -37.106%
  • Grade min
    50.893%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,358 ft
  • Avg time
    01:28:26
  • Avg reverse time
    03:31:35
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on Oct 10, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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      Siouxon Trail #130 Trail Reports

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      Oct 10, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Oct 10, 2021
      Trail is still magical. Thanks to the forest service for making this rideable. Trail is great up to where the bridge for Chinook Creek used to be...
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 9:01am
      Sep 19, 2021
      The trail was clear from the beginning near the hairpin turn on 5701 to the bridge that burned before Chinook Falls. Go get it. There is a gate at...
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 8:46pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      First, I would like to say when the fire went through here and it closed I was devastated. I have been biking here for 30 years. It is hands...
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 12:29pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 8:26am
      Aug 11, 2021
      This beautiful creek-side trail has re-opened! Rode the first ~6 miles to the waterfalls on 8/10/21. Clear of trees/deadfall (Thank-you Forest...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 15 miles avg distance
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Yalerider (Oct 1, 2017 at 2:07)
       Some parts of trail don’t leave much room to drop off. Be careful biking.
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      • + 0
      ckohlmeier (Jul 20, 2020 at 12:09)
       Definitely more hiked than biked, but a solid bit of trail along the river. We used it to complete the “Siouxon Peak Loop” and it was a really fun start to the trip. Plenty of logs and jibs along the trail. Heavy Hiker traffic. Fun opportunities to jump in on a hot day.
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      davidstaczek (Dec 6, 2020 at 16:21)
       Trail is closed, trailhead & parking is closed
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