Trail #116 High Lakes


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

High Lakes area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include: 
Adams Fork Campground
Boulder Trail #1C 
Cat Creek Campground
Council Bluff Trail  #117
Green Mountain Trail  #110 
Hamilton Buttes Trail  #118 
Hamilton Peak Trail  #109
High Lakes Trail  #116
Horseshoe Lake Campground
Keenes Horse Camp
Keenes Trail #120
Killen Creek Campground

Spring Creek Trail  #115
Squaw Creek Trail  #265
Takh Takh Meadow Trail  #136




Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is open to motorcycles, hikers, horses and bicycles.

Wildflowers, huckleberries, volcanic features, high elevation lakes, and spectacular views dominate this historic trail, which was once used by Yakama Indians picking berries in the high lakes area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/26/2014: Conditions unknown. There is a bridge out on this trail with a high stream crossing.
Restrictions: The section of trail east of Horseshoe Lake Campground is closed to motorcycles.  Entire trail is closed to ATV use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: No pass required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information

Directions: Trail begins near Olallie Lake, off Forest Road 5601.



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Mountain Biking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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