L-1200

Total Miles
10.6

Elevation

727.21 ft

Duration

1.25 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

L-1200 is located in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. It's an easy gravel road that is well maintained by the state. Once on the trail, you will first cross the West Fork Washougal River where you can stop and enjoy the scenery and the small waterfall and even camp if you'd like. From there you continue through the forest to several dispersed camping spots. These are primitive with no running water and no restrooms so they pack it in and pack it out rules apply. You will find beautiful scenic views of Mount Hood which is a part of the Cascade Mountain Range. The Grouse Vista Picnic Site, Grouse Vista Trail, and the Tarbell Trail are located about 5 miles into the trail start. Continuing on, you will run into two more small waterfalls. From there the road ends at the Rock Creek Horse Camp which is a really nice campsite for anyone with horses, however, there are regular campsites as well, and is a popular hiking destination. Rock Creek is well maintained by the state and provides stalls for horses for certain reserved campsites. During the winter time, this area is well known to be trafficked by off-roaders to play in the snow. Be advised that the snow can be very deep in this area, high clearance, big tires, lifts, chains, and traction devices are advised during winter. Logging operations are taking place in the area so be aware of blind corners as these roads are very narrow and passing areas are not available.

Photos of L-1200

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Difficulty

L-1200 is an easy gravel road which is well maintained however it is not plowed during the winter months so expect deep snow in winter.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Tyler Mccoy
May 03, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Very well maintained.. nice little ride could definitely make it in a civic.. very active logging in the area so be careful of log truck.. trail end above the washougal river road

Access Description

Heading east on Highway 14, turn left onto the Washougal River Road. (If you're coming from the east, turn right onto the Washougal River Road.)Drive along this scenic route for nearly seven miles, then turn left and head uphill on NE Hughes Road. Stay on Hughes for 3.2 miles, curving through rural neighborhoods, then make a left onto Skamania Mines Road at the county line. The paved part of your journey ends at 1.3 miles. This part of the drive can be long, depending on the condition of the road. It's 1.4 miles on a sometimes-steep graveled road before you bear left at a Y junction. Make another left almost immediately onto DNR Road 1200.

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