FR 24 - Berryfields

Total Miles
8.5

Elevation

1,302.40 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

Forest Road 24 is a main trail that leads to nearly a dozen campgrounds and trailheads from off this one road. There are also several offshoot trails to explore. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through as well. At one point there is a small pull-off that offers quite an amazing view of Mount Adams in the distance. The trail itself is a standard mountain road - washboarded sections and potholes exist along the way. It is a nice wide road for the most part, and is 2WD safe and capable. The Northern section has some small erosion damage. Additionally, there are signs about how one side of the road has been reserved for Huckleberry picking for the Indians. Intermittent cellular service. The area is closed to vehicles in the winter months - Dec 1 - April 1.

Difficulty

The trail itself is a standard mountain road - washboarded sections and pot holes exist along the way. It is a nice wide road for the most part, and is 2WD safe and capable. The Northern section has some small erosion damage.

History

According to fs.usda.gov: At Surprise Lakes, a principal access point for the northern part of the Wilderness, you may see signs indicating that huckleberry picking east of FS Road 24 is for Indians only. This area was set aside for exclusive tribal use in the Handshake Agreement of 1932 between representatives of the U.S. Forest Service and the Yakama Nation. Interpretive signs near the trailhead commemorate the historic event and describe the traditional use of the area.

Technical Rating

2

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