THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.
Length: 8.4 Miles round trip
Elevation Change: 400' Cumulative Elevation gain
Season: Spring thru Fall
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
Please be advised that the access road was washed out in the spring of 2009. However, as of
September 2012 the road was passable, but use caution as it could be unstable in wet weather.
The hike up Siouxon Creek
(pronounced Sou-sawn) can be
a refreshingly pleasant walk
along a beautiful mountain
stream. The trail can be used
by mountain bikers so be alert.
All of the bikers I encountered
were very courteous and respectful.
From the trail head at the end
of Forest Road #5701, the trail
drops immediately toward Siouxon
Creek in the valley below. The
trail crosses a number of smaller
creeks that flow into Siouxon
Creek. Any of the streams of
any size have excellent bridges.
One of the fun things about this
hike are the refreshing views
around every bend in the creek.
Siouxon Creek is wide and shallow
in places and narrow and swift in
other places. Then there are the
falls along the way. Some of
the smaller streams flowing into
Siouxon Creek have falls that are
visible from the trail, and then
Siouxon Creek has falls of its
Then at the end of the hike,
you will cross Siouxon Creek on
a very fine bridge and the trail
splits. Trail #130 continues up
Siouxon Creek, but follow Trail #130A
up Chinook Creek for about a
quarter mile to view the beautiful
Chinook Creek Falls.
The bridge over Siouxon Creek
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