Trail #114 High Line

Area Status: Unreachable

This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

The High Line trail travels in a west-to-east direction around the north side of Mt. Adams within Mt. Adams Wilderness and rises in elevation from 6,000' to nearly 7,800'. The trail features spectacular views of Lyman and Lava Glaciers, as well as panoramic views of the Goat Rocks and Mt. Rainier. 

The trail begins on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000, 1.2 miles north of Killen Creek Trail #113. From here to Foggy Flat the trail is a roller coaster, refusing to follow the contours and forcing you up and down over the terrain. The trail crosses glacial meltwater streams that form two branches of the Muddy Fork. These crossings can be difficult, especially in the afternoons when the glacial melt is greatest.

At 5.3 miles, the trail enters the Yakama Reservation. This section of the trail is maintained and managed by the Yakama Nation and is subject to closures.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 2/17/2021: Snow covered until mid-summer. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
Permit Info:
  • Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and self-issued at trailhead.
  • A seperate permit is required to use trails and facilities within the Tract D area of the Yakama Reservation
Usage: Light
  • Wilderness Regulations apply. No fires above 6000 feet. 
  • Areas within the Yakama Reservation, outside of Tract D, are closed to the public. Tract D is subject to closure. Contact the Yakama Nation.
Building, maintaining, or using a campfire, within Mt. Adams Wilderness is prohibited:
  • Above the Round-The-Mountain Trail #9 from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Boundary west to Pacific Crest Trail #2000;
  • Above Pacific Crest Trail #2000 north to the intersection of Highline Trail #114;
  • Above trail #114 north and east to the Gifford Pinchot Forest Boundary. (36 CFR 261.52(a) )
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA; Randle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Purchase of a Cascades Volcano Pass is required if you are climbing above 7,000 feet elevation in Mt. Adams Wilderness, between May 1 and September 30.  Note: Cascade Volcano Passes are not available at the trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


There are two routes to Killen Creek Trailhead, located on Forest Road 2329.

From Randle, Washington take Highway 12 west to the interesection with County Road 131. Turn left on this road and continue to the fork where the road splits to become Forest Roads 23 and 25. At the fork stay to the left to take Forest Road 23 and continue to drive south. At the interesection with Forest Road 2329, marked with a sign for Takhlakh Lake, turn left on to Forest Road 2329. Drive past the campground a 4 miles to the trailhead. 

From Trout Lake, Washington travel east down the hill on Highway 141 to the V intersection with Mt. Adams Road at the gas station. Turn left on to Mt. Adams Road and continue to the fork in the road. Fork to the left following the signs for Randle on to Forest Road 23. Stay on Forest Road 23 to the intersection with Forest Road 90. At this intersection follow the signs, making a left then an immediate right to stay on Forest Road 23, and travel up to the intersection with Forest Raod 2329. Turn right on to Forest Road 2329. Drive past the campground 4 miles to the trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

  Elevation : 
5900' - 7800'


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