Whistle Punk Trail

Carson, Washington 98610

Whistle Punk Trail

Whistle Punk Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An interpretive hike through mostly second-growth forest, with signs containing a wealth of information about logging in the past. The trail is barrier-free and nearly flat. Most of the trail is surfaced with crushed rock, and parts of it are boardwalk."

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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"Enjoy a saunter back to a time when the forest was abuzz with whistle punks, high climbers, loaders, and steam donkeys. Hardscrabble loggers from northern Europe and the Midwest toppled trees 200 feet high and the rivers boomed with timber during the spring runoff. Learn about the logging practices of yesteryear, and embrace the silence and beauty of a regenerating forest and one spared from the ax." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
April to Oct.; some years, almost year-round
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Wind River Ranger District
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