Trail #113 Killen Creek

 

General trail map of the Mt Adams Wilderness area.

Vicinity trail map of the Mt Adams Wilderness including: Round the Mountain #9, Looking Glass Lake #9A, High Camp #10, Stagman Ridge #12, Muddy Meadows #13, Shorthorn #16, Divide Camp #112, Killen Creek Trail #113, High Line trail #114, and South Climb #183.

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

Killen Creek trail climbs through forested areas and open meadows in the Mt. Adams Wilderness. It offers spectacular views of Mt. Adams and wildflowers in season. A historic old cabin built by sheepherders who used the area for summer pasture is visible about 2 miles from trailhead. The trail ends on the Pacific Crest Trail at about 6000 feet near the intersection with High Camp Trial. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 02/19/2015: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Permit Info:
  • Free self-issue Wilderness Permit Required.  Permits available at trailhead. 
  • Purchase of a Cascades Volcano Pass is required if you are climbing above 7,000 feet elevation in Mt. Adams Wilderness, between June 1 and September 30. These are also available at the trailhead. (For Wilderness travel at low elevation or during the off-season, Wilderness Permits are required.) 
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations Apply
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: No Pass Required at Killen Creek trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Trout Lake, WA take Mt Adams Road for 1.3 mi. Continue on Forest Road 23 towards ​Randle and follow for approximately 23 miles. Then take Forest Road 2329 (towards Takhlakh Lake) and follow for about 5 miles to the trailhead.    


Accessibility:

Activities


Climbing

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Mountain Climbing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Winter Sports

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