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. Parking space is limited at the trailhead. Forest Road 5290 is gated and closed 3.1 miles below the trailhead from December 1st- April 1st for big game winter range. 

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads. 
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • 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

Directions:

From Packwood, WA travel north on Forest Road 52 for .8 miles and turn right on Forest Road 5290 (Canon Road). Follow Forest Road 5290 for 8.4 miles and arrive at the trailhead. Forest Road 5290 is gated and closed 3.1 miles below the trailhead from December 1st- April 1st for big game winter range.


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