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Whistle Punk Trail - No. 59

Contact Info
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2455 Hwy. 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650

Phone:
509-395-3400
Basics
Length:
1.5 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Trailhead Elevation:
1200 feet
Usage:
Medium
Season:
April to December

Description

This trail is a barrier-free interpretive trail that tells the story of forest management from a historical perspective. Signs and a brochure guide visitors along the trail, which runs along an old railroad grade (dating back to 1913) and past features associated with railroad logging by the Wind River Logging Company. The trail also goes past a wetland area and into an old-growth forest. The final leg of the trail takes visitors through an old Wind River Nursery field.

The trail surface is crushed compacted gravel, 48 inches wide with turnouts and resting benches. There are 2 accessible vault-type toilets.

Details

Length:
1.5 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Trailhead Elevation:
1200
Usage:
Medium
Season:
April to December

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From SR 14 travel north for 9 miles on Wind River Hwy. Turn left onto Hemlock Road and go 1 1/4 miles to FS Road #43 (just past the Ranger Station). Turn right on FS Road 43 and go 1/2 mile to FS Road 417. Turn right on FS Road 417. Take a left at the T-intersection (stop sign). Road runs alongside the Nursery fields. Go about 1/4 mile to the parking lot.

Whistle Punk - Trailhead is at the junction of FR 4300417 and 4300434, about one mile west of Wind River Ranger Station. Whistle Punk trail No. 59 is an interpretive route through old-growth and past historic logging equipment.


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