Marvel at the natural beauty of the Cispus River Area. Watch the waters of the Cispus as they flow gracefully through the forest. Options to extend this forest tour include wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, a simple quiet walk in the woods – and more! This journey begins in the small mountain community of Randle located on US Highway 12.
Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail
Stop in for a short and family-friendly hike along the Woods Creek Trail. This scenic and serene 1.5 mile loop travels through five habitat areas, offering hikers an opportunity to learn about the wildlife and their habitats. The Old-Growth Loop, taking you along the interpretive trail was built to barrier free standards.
Iron Creek Area
Located along Iron Creek and the Cispus River, stop a moment to soak in the surrounding beauty at popular Iron Creek Campground’s day-use area. Weave through old-growth forests of fir, cedar and hemlock while following the scenic Cispus River. For a longer hike, continue for 1.5 miles on the Iron Creek Campground Trail. This trail is a barrier-free trail designed for everyone. Stop for a short nature walk to view Iron Creek Falls. One of the prettiest waterfalls in the area, it pours powerfully off a cliff and into a large clear pool.
Tower Rock Campground
For those who would like to spend some time fishing, put your line in the Cispus River. This river is known for its great fishing. Each summer, anglers come from all over to drop a line in these rich fishing waters. Take in the view of ever-prominent Tower Rock, the campground’s namesake, standing over 2,000 feet above the valley floor.
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