Trailhead: Tatoosh South


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

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 area is Open

Provides access to: Trail #161 Tatoosh within the Tatoosh Wilderness.

Hikers only.

At a Glance

Fees No fee required.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads. 
Usage: Light
  • Wilderness Regulations Apply.
  • Camping and campfires are PROHIBITED within Tatoosh Lakes Basin.
  • Pack and Saddle stock are PROHIBITED on the Tatoosh Lakes Trail #161B due to the steep grades and poor condition of the trail. Stock are prohibited within Tatoosh Lakes Basin. 
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Packwood, WA take US-12 E for less than half a mile and go left on Skate Creek Road (Forest Road 52) and take the third right on Forest Road 5290 and follow for 7 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 5292 and follow for one mile to the trailhead. 

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