Trails in the Yacolt Burn State Forest are generally open year round but require the use of a Discover Pass. The area and trails are remote and there is extremely poor cell service make sure your party is properly equipped. Most trails are multi-use, expect traffic in both directions and be prepared to yield.
The first half of Murphy's Grade serves as detour for the closed section of the Cold Creek Trail
. The detour is a broad track with occasional booters along the side of the trail. Connect back onto the Cold Creek Trail
after the following the closed section for the best experience.