Upper Lewis River; 3 days, 2 nights

$600+tax/Adult; $450+tax/Under 18; Non-wilderness

  • May 17 – 19, 2021
  • June 7 – 9, 2021

Rental Gear – Good quality tent, sleeping pad and sleeping bag available $22/night

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 trail #31 and follows the trail 2-3/4 miles upstream. We will camp at a site upstream of the bolt shelter that affords a nice view of the beautiful Lewis River. Day 2 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

Meet up at the trailhead at 9 a.m. for each of the hikes.  Some of the trailheads are difficult to find, and have limited parking.

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

Llamas are not very tolerant of hot weather, so in that event we will be starting early, with breakfast served at either 6 or 7 a.m.  Extra coffee will be provided 🙂


We strive to provide exceptional meals in the back country.  Fresh meats and fish, steamed vegetables, salad, fresh bread from Dutch ovens, and desserts are planned for the first three dinners.  High fire danger will necessitate a simpler menu, as Dutch ovens can’t be used.

Subsequent dinners will be dried and re-hydrated, or selections of commercial dried dinners. Pescatarian, and dairy-free are easily accommodated. Vegan and gluten-free are available individually through commercial dried dinners by “Good To Go”.

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

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

Breakfasts on travel days will include hot coffee, tea, and instant oatmeal selection.  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.  Any overage is carried by the client.

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

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