Trail #109 Hamilton Peak


Blue Lake Area General map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity

Blue Lake Area General map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity. Sites include: Adams Fork Campground, Bishop Ridge Trail #272, Blue Lake Butte Trail #119, Blue Lake Creek Campground, Blue Lake Hiker Trail #274, Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271, Cat Creek Campground,
Hamilton Buttes Trail #118, Hamilton Peak Trail #109, North Fork Trail #122, and the River Trail #131.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

The Hamilton Ridge Trail #109A connects this trail with the Hamilton Buttes Trail #118. The Hamilton Butte Lookout was built in 1929. The lookout was abandoned in the 1960s. Look for sections of phone line left along this trail. This historic phone line linked the lookout with the world below.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/19/2018: Trail maintenance has not been done. 07/19/2018: Open, Beginning July 23 to August 27, Forest road 23 will be closed from Forest Road 2322 to Forest Road 2325. (Milepost 21 to Milepost 24.5) for repairs. Forest road 2322 will be accessible. Paving will be occurring at other repair sites as well. Call Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station for alternate routes 360-497-1100.
Restrictions: Closed to ATV use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Pass not required at trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25 for Follow Forest Road 23 for 17.5 miles then turn left onto Forest Road 21. Follow Forest Road 21 for 3.5 miles and turn left on Forest Road 7807. Follow Forest Road 7807 for 5.1 miles then turn right on Forest Road 7807. Follow Forest Road 7807 for 1.8 miles and turn right on Forest Road 7807029. Follow Forest Road 7807029 for .5 miles and arrive at the trail.



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  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
5200' - 5792'


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