Trail #65 Bluff Lake


A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

Goat Rocks Wilderness vicinity map. Trails include: Angry Mountain  #90, Bluff Lake #65, Bypass #97, Clear Fork #61, Clear Lost  #76, Coleman Weedpatch #121, Coyote #79, Glacier Lake #89, Goat Ridge #95, Jordan Creek #94, Lily Basin  #86, Nannie Ridge #98, Packwood Lake #78, Pipeline Road #74, Snowgrass #96, Three Peaks #69, Upper Lake Creek #81, Walupt Lake #101. Click here for a larger image file.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

This trail climbs east to Bluff Lake within Goat Rocks Wilderness and is steep with exposures.  

From Bluff Lake, the trail climbs to a sub alpine landscape, ending at the junction of Clear Lost Trail #76 and Packwood Lake Trail #78 near the former site of Lost Lake Lookout. Features include Bluff Lake, Huntington Berry Patch, Coal Creek Mountain and Bear Grass Butte. The Bluff Lake Trail was used by Native Americans to access a ridge system used by mountain goat hunters.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/22/2016: Trail has been cleared to the Lake. The road is washed out approximately 1 mile before the trailhead.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and available at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

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Bluff Lake Trailhead

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