Trail #167 Blue Hole
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Blue Hole #167
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Tatoosh Lake #161b
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This trail is open to hiker use only.
A short hike starting at the Hatchery Loop of La Wis Wis Campground. The trail leads to an overlook and interpretive site. The Blue Hole was used by the Upper Cowlitz people as a fishing site. It is a beautiful pool located on the Ohanapecosh River.
The Blue Lake Butte Trail can be found on a 1917 Forest map. The trail was most likely built by sheepherders grazing their flocks through the area in the early 1900s. La Wis Wis campground is closed and gated at US Highway 12 from mid-September to Memorial Day. The trail can be reached during that time by hiking down through the campground from Highway 12. Please do not block the gate.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||10/5/2021: Trail not accessible by car due to a locked gate. Gate will be opened in May 2022. Accessible by walking only. Current conditions unknown.|
|Fees:||Day Use Fee at La Wis Wis Campground.|
|Restrictions:||This trail is open to hiker use only and is closed to all other uses.|
|Closest Towns:||Randle, WA; Packwood WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Cowlitz Valley Ranger District|
The Blue Hole is located in the Hatchery Loop of La Wis Wis campground.
From Packwood, Washington travel 6.6 miles east on US Highway 12 and arrive at the campground on your left.
The Blue Lake Butte Trail can be found on a 1917 Forest map. The trail was most likely built by sheepherders grazing their flocks through the area in the early 1900s.