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Trail #259 Langille Ridge

Area Status: Unreachable

This trail is open to motorcycle, hiker, horse and bicycle use.

This trail has many ridgetop views and is a good opportunity for backpacking trips.  Mountain goats are common in the McCoy Peak area. Short hikes can be made to the ridge, where you will often be rewarded with views, wildflowers and huckleberries.

The Langille Ridge Trail can be accessed from Forest Road 2809, Rough Trail #283, or Boundary Trail #1. From the north end, the trail begins on Forest Road 2809and heads steadily up the ridge through dense stands for 2 miles. The trail skirts Langille Peak and opens onto the ridgeline. The trail passes a small spring and pond before tying into McCoy Peak (at 5 miles). McCoy Peak Trail #259A is a short, primitive trail that is hard to follow at times. After the junction, Langille Ridge Trail drops into a noble fir and hemlock forest to the junction of Rough Trail #283. The trail continues on past Holdaway Butte before intersecting with Boundary Trail #1. The trail was named after Jim Langille, a prospector here during the early 1900s.

Special Conditions: Steep with exposures. The ridgetop trail has no water sources so bring plenty of water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to ATV use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


The Langille Ridge Trail can be accessed from Forest Road 2809, Rough Trail #283, or Boundary Trail #1.

Forest Road 2809:

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. Continue to follow Forest Service Road 23 for 8.1 miles to the junction of Forest Road 28. Follow Forest Road 28 for 8.8 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2809. The bridge on Forest Road 2809 was recently replaced but the road is only open for another approximatel 1 mile. Park at the end of the driveable portion of the road and continue to follow the road until you arrive at the trail.  Total distance from the start of Forest Road 2809 to the trail is 2.7 miles.



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  Area/Length : 
10.4 miles

  Elevation : 
2600' - 5200'


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