Siouxon Trail is a hiking trail in Skamania County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is 10.8 miles long and begins at 1,827 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,979 feet. The Siouxon Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
Siouxon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Want to experience the best of southwest Washington's Siouxon Creek Roadless Area? This strenuous trek from Siouxon Creek to Siouxon Peak and back again offers up-close views of several impressive waterfalls and far-off views of Mount St. Helens and her volcanic neighbors."
--Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen , Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books).
"If you like smooth singletrack, lush forests, and little elevation gain, this ride will easily become one of your favorites. In fact, the ride begins downhill, so the only gain is during the return climb, retracing your tracks along Siouxon Creek. Ride as fast as you want or slow down to enjoy the view. This trail is enjoyed by all. Ideal for all mountain bikers, this ride is located in a locally maintained conservancy area.The main trail is an old railroad grade. Follow the well-kept gravel road over nine bridges along the Cowiche Creek east to the Scenic Trail. Optional trip is the Overlook Trail between bridges eight and nine. Climb up the canyon to the uplands area for a gorgeous view. Explore with care—the area is a designated shrub-steppeecosystem, very fragile and home to many rare plants. Stay on existing trails and avoid heading in and out of the canyon when the trails are wet to prevent further problems with erosion."
--Amy & Mark Poffenbarger, Mountain Biking Washington (Falcon Guides).
"An easy, pleasant stroll along a mountain stream, with old-growth forest and waterfalls all around, plus options that include a stream crossing and rugged climbing—what more could you want? Even the kids will like it; with supervision, they could go for a swim."
--Paul Gerald, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland (Menasha Ridge Press).
"The Siouxon Creek drainage (pronounced sou- sawn, rhyming with Tucson) is situated south of Mt. St. Helens in the wonderfully vast Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The forest is an attractive combination of 100-year- old post- forest- fire regrowth and ancient snags, both upright and fallen. The understory is lush and the waters of Siouxon Creek collect in deep, inviting pools of green and blue. First and foremost, this hike can be an easy-to-moderate outing or a potentially adventuresome, creek- fording wilderness trek. A lot is going to depend on your willingness to get wet and the time of year you visit."
--Roddy Scheer with Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Washington (Falcon Guides).
"Hike through a lush lowland valley, passing some of the best waterfalls to be found. Then climb to the upper trailhead on Forest Road 58 near the western boundary of the Trapper Creek Wilderness. This route offers a couple of great camping spots that are not very far from the trailhead, making it an ideal backpack for families with young children."
--Fred Barstad, Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"This popular and nearly level creekside cruise boasts a solid half-dozen of the best cataracts in the southern Washington Cascades—made all the more impressive by a wilderness-worthy forest setting. Save this shoulder-season hike for a rainy day, which are in abundant supply here, to see this creek at its peak."
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