Trail #60 Sand Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

From Forest Road 1284 Sand Lake Trail climbs steeply through dense forest before entering the William O. Douglas Wilderness. The trail follows an even grade towards Cortright Point. Turning east, the trail descends to the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 at Sand Lake. This trail was part of the Yakamainsert-Cowlitz Trail. The Sand Lake Trail once accessed a Nachespam village, now covered by Rim Rock Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/5/2021: Trail was cleared in early-mid summer however current conditions are unknown.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and available at trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness Restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Sand Lake Trailhead

From Packwood, Wa follow US-12 E for 19 miles and turn left on Forest Road 1284 and drive 2.7 miles to the trailhead.

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  Area/Length : 
3.8 miles

  Elevation : 
3760' - 5680'


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