Caution Cougar sightings! Two sightings of a adult cougar around and under Walbran bridge, late August and late October 2022. Keep small children and pets close!
Andrerson Lake Trail;
Trail has been recently worked on (June 2022) with a lot of the fallen trees cleared.
Castle Grove/Giant Trail;
Use caution as parts of the old boardwalk from the 1990s is still being replaced.
*Please be aware that the Walbran Valley is a wilderness area with no cell phone coverage.
*The trail heads are close to the bridge over the Walbran River. Be advised that the bridge is approximately 35 feet above the river and appropriate caution should be taken especially with children.
*Creeks in area can flood quickly and be hazardous.
*Western Hemlock are also being especially affected by parasitical Mistletoe and there are a lot of potentially dead and dangerous trees in the area.
*Don’t hike in the forest during high winds and seek open ground or logging roads and monitor the trees around you.
*Check carefully where you pitch your