Whistle Punk Trail

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Interpretive • Old-Growth

Trail Stats: 1.5 miles round trip // Level: Easy

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 the old Wind River Nursery field.

Driving Directions:

Travel north of Carson for 9 miles on Wind River Hwy. Turn left onto Hemlock Road. After 1¼ miles, turn right on FS Road 43 (just past the Ranger Station). Go 0.5 mile to FS Road 417. Turn right on FS Road 417. Take a left at the T-intersection (stop sign). Go about ¼ mile to the parking lot.

12 miles north of Carson, WA


No pass required.

Whistle Punk Trail
Whistle Punk Trail (photographer: Brian Kelly)
Leave No Trace
  • #1 | Plan ahead and prepare
  • #2 | Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • #3 | Dispose of waste properly
  • #4 | Leave what you find
  • #5 | Minimize campfire impacts
  • #6 | Respect Wildlife
  • #7 | Be considerate of others