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 trail is open to hiker and horse use only.
The Walupt Lake Trail is within Goat Rocks Wilderness. It begins in the Walupt Lake Campground and follows the lakeshore until reaching Walupt Creek. The trail along the lake is flat and offers great views of the lake. At the end of the lake the trailclimbs into an open alpine area before turning southeast, ending on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.
The Walupt Lake Trail was used into this century by Yakama people who came to the 384-acre lake and fished for native trout, using fish traps.
At a Glance
06/03/2016: Snow levels are approximately 5000'. Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information. The trail is currently inaccessible due to snow. 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 are 3 washouts that are 3 to 4 feet deep and big rocks to maneuver. There are also, 5 to 6 smaller washouts. The Goat Creek bridge at milepost 1.7 on the Snowgrass Trail #96 is closed to all stock use. Stock users must use the detour and ford the creek crossing.
Wilderness permits are required. Permits are free and self-issued at the trailhead.
From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Service Road 23 for 17.5 miles then turn left onto Forest Road 21. Follow Forest Road 21 for 12.6 miles to the junction of Forest Road 2160. Turn right on Forest Road 2160 and arrive at Walupt Lake Campground and trailhead in 5.4 miles.