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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Rec Area Description Status
Rec area marker Whitetail Canyon #202 Trailhead  Trailhead at Sandy Point for Whitetail Canyon - Trail #202. Trailhead is not reachable by motorized vehicle due to New Mexico 159 - Bursum Road seasonal, winter closure.
unreachable
Rec area marker Whitewater Trailhead Trailhead provides access for:
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Rec area marker Whoop Um Up Trailhead The Whoop Um Up Trailhead includes a restroom and information kiosk. Fees are charged by the State in the winter, however the Forest Service operates it for free in summer. Located near Whoop Um Up Equestrian Campground and Edna Creek Campground.
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Rec area marker Whychus Creek Scenic Overlook Trailhead The Whychus Creek Scenic Overlook sits perched atop cliffs overlooking Whychus Creek. Reached via a 1-mile accessible trail, the overlook offers expansive views of the Whychus Creek Wild and Scenic River area, as well as, the Three Sisters' peaks. Visitors have two options to reach the overlook. The easier out-and-back South Trail winds through the forest before reaching the overlook. A more difficult North Trail turns the hike into a loop, but features sustained hill climbs and a longer distance. However, the North Trail does offer two additional mountain viewpoints before you reach the overlook. Those who choose to take the North Trail will return to the trailhead via the South Trail, as the North Trail is one-way only.
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Rec area marker Wickiup Plains Trailhead ALERT: This site is unreachable due to winter closure of the Cascade Lakes Highway. This trailhead is primarily used by equestrians and provides access to: Wickiup Plains Trail.. The trailhead has a hitching post, a toilet and provides access to the Three Sisters Wilderness. This trailhead is in the same location as Devils Lake/South Sister Trailhead.
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Rec area marker Wigwam Trailhead Wigwam Trail provides access to Lost Creek Wilderness and to Wigwam Park where the trail continues beyond the South Park Ranger District boundary.  This moderate trail is a total of 11 miles and intersects with Brookside-McCurdy, Rolling Creek, and Goose Creek Trails enabling hikers to form their own loops.
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Rec area marker Wilcox Trailhead This Trailhead has 1 toilet facility, unloading ramp, 3 hitch rails, 3 picnic tables, 3 fire rings. The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail can be accessed from this trailhead. Travel East on the Wilcox Mountain Road #100 enroute to the Bonaparte area trails or travel West out of the Trailhead enroute to Whistler Canyon and beyond. 
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Rec area marker Wildbunch Trailhead (#7) Trailhead Needs Descrption
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Rec area marker Wildcat Hollow Welcome to the Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail. This trail offers two options; a 15-mile loop of scenic trail along ridge-tops and stream bottoms, and a short five mile loop for day hikes. Both trails will lead through tall pine forests, open meadows, quiet streams, rock outcroppings, and down old roads overlooking miles of beautiful landscape. You will also pass some of our land management activities. Wildflowers are at their peak in the spring, but we ask that you not pick them so that others may also enjoy them. The hiker who treads softly can often catch glimpses of the wildlife who call the forest home. Bring your binoculars and enjoy your visit.
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Rec area marker Wildcat North Trailhead This trailhead is located slightly uphill from Whistler Campground and provides access to Wildcat Trail (#833) in the northeastern region of Mill Creek Wilderness.   The parking area is rather large and can accommodate most vehicles, however the roads to access this trailhead can be quite rough so four wheel drive is a must.
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