Trail #134 Takhlakh Loop


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: Unreachable

This trail is open to hiker use only.

A short loop trail follows the shoreline of Takhlakh Lake, giving hikers views of Mt. Adams. Portions of the trail along the lake near the day use are are flat and accessible. The heavily used trail begins in the campground and meets with Takh Takh Meadows Trail #136 after 0.5 mile. Both trails are ideal for families or anyone looking for an easy, scenic hike. There are vault toilets in the campground during the season. The vault toilets are accessible though some people may need assistance on the approach.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/16/2019: Road to trailhead is not passable due to snow typically until early Summer. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Fees $5/vehicle/day at Takhlakh Day Use Area which is operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Trail closed to all motorized, horse, and bicycle use.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet in campground.
Passes: Takhlakh Day Use Area: 50% discount for day use with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Trail begins in the Takhlakh Lake Campground and Day Use Area. 

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 another .7 miles and arrive at the campground on your right. 



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  Area/Length : 
1.1 miles

  Elevation : 
4200' - 4300'


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