Tatoosh area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity. Sites include:
Backbone Lake Trail #164 Blue Hole Trail #167 Grant Purcell Falls Trail #162A La Wis Wis Campground
River View Trail #162 Tatoosh Lake Trail #161B Tatoosh Lookout Trail #161A Tatoosh Trail #161
Area Status: Unreachable
This trail is open to hiking and horseback riding only.
The Tatoosh Trail was originally built to access a grazing allotment for cattle. There was also a Native American trail up Tatoosh Ridge, east of the existing trail. Parts of this trail can still be found today.
Special Conditions: Steep with exposures. Limited trailhead space at both ends. Camping opportunities along the trail are limited.
At a Glance
11/20/2015: Closed due to snow. Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. There is a washout and boulder between Trail #161A and Trail #161 B that is passable for hikers but not advisable for stock. There is a washout 1 mile before the Tatoosh North trailhead that is not passable. This adds a mile walk on the road to get to the trailhead.
Wilderness permits are required. Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads.