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: Open
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
11/01/2015: Open, possibility of snow and/or ice. 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.