Trail #136 Takh Takh Meadow


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 hiker use only.

This trail begins adjacent to Takh Takh Meadows off Forest Road 2329, or from Takhlakh Loop Trail #134. Takh Takh Meadow (a Taidnapam/Yakama word meaning "small prairie) is rich with wildflowers during the summer.

From the meadow, the trail climbs a lava flow offering views of Mt. Adams, the Goat Rocks and Mt. Rainier. The trail drops back down into a conifer forest and loops back to its junction with Takhlakh Loop Trail #134. An interpretive sign is located at the base of the lava flow, providing insights into the age and origin of the flow.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/30/2020: Open.
Fees .
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Trail closed to all motorized, horse and bicycle use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
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. Continue to follow Forest Service Road 23 for 30.2 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2329. Follow Forest Road 2329 for .78 miles. Road 2329 turns to the right at the junction of Forest Road 5601. Turn right and continue to follow Forest Road 2329 for 2.6 miles and arrive at the trail on your left. The trail can also be accessed from the Takhlakh Loop Trail.

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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
4200' - 4400'