Upper Lewis River

Three-day/2 night trip $795/person ($716 under 18)

  • June 20-22, 2022 (Fully booked)

Two-day/1 night trip $595/person

  • May 23-24, 2022
  • May 26-27, 2022
  • June 6 – 7, 2022
  • August 1 – 2, 2022 (full)

This trail is open to hikers, bicycles and horses, but closed to all motorized traffic. It is a popular trail for mountain bikers and hikers on weekends.

Day 1 starts at the 9039 road trailhead for the upper Lewis River trail and follows the trail 3.1 miles upstream. We will camp at a site that affords a nice view of the beautiful Lewis River. Day 2 (if observed) is a layover day to allow time for some forest immersion, day hiking or other quiet activities. Day 3 features a leisurely breakfast and an easy walk back to the trailhead. There is a small elevation gain and the trail is usually in good condition. This is the only EASY hike we offer.

The features of the area include some giant Douglas-fir and cedar trees, and the Lewis River, always clear with beautiful pools and rapids. The perfect opportunity for some springtime solitude in this peaceful setting.

Trip Logistics

Typically we meet up at the trailhead at 9 a.m. for the hike.  There is limited parking at the trailhead, no restrooms, and no Forest Pass is required.

Lunch is provided on the first day and the last day, as well as meals and snacks in between.

Specific Hazards

  • Deep, fast, cold water in river, drowning hazard for small children
  • A few areas with steep sidehill trail


We strive to provide exceptional meals in the back country.  Fresh meats and fish, steamed vegetables, fresh bread from Dutch ovens, and desserts are planned for the dinners.

Pescatarian, and dairy-free are easily accommodated.  Most other dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

All dietary requests must be made at least 2 weeks before the trip.

Lunches will include wraps with fresh meats and cheese, as well as fresh fruit.  Snacks will be a selection of Kind bars or Larabars.

A nice breakfast is standard fare on layover days, sometimes with fresh coffee cake if fire danger allows.

What to Bring

We carry 30 lb of gear per person, including the provided tent and sleeping pad (4 to 6 lb).  Any overage is carried by the client.

  • Rain gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat
  • Trekking poles
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Medications

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