Trail #13 Muddy Meadows

Area Status: Unknown

This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

The Muddy Meadows trail leads into the Mount Adams Wilderness. Running through forested areas and crossing meadows it connects with the Pacific Crest Trail and ends at the High Line Trail. From the trailhead and along the trail there are spectacular views of Mt. Adams.

The trail begins at Muddy Meadows Trailhead where you can get spectacular views of Mt. Adams. The trail enters Mount Adams Wilderness and proceeds through timber and small meadows east to the intersection with Pacific Crest Trail #2000 at 2.7 miles. Muddy Meadows Trail continues, ending at High Line Trail #114. This meadow area was used by Native Americans as a summer berry camp. In the 1800s, many berry camps were located on the north and northwest sides of Mt. Adams. Evidence of berry-drying trenches can still be found in the area.

*Please limit early-season horse use because of wet conditions. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/06/2023: Trail has received snow. Mosquito season is in full swing, so repellant is highly recommended. Contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District at 509-395-3402.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required.  Free self-issued permits are available at trailhead.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply   
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: Treat all non potable water before consuming.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


Muddy Meadows Trailhead

From Trout Lake, Washington go east on Highway 141 to the V intersection at the gas station with Mt. Adams Road and turn left. Take Mt Adams Road for 1.3 mi to the fork in the road. Fork to the left on to Forest Road 23 following the sign for Randle and continue driving north. At the intersection with Forest Road 90 take a left and an immediate right to stay on Forest Road 23. At the sign for Takhlakh Lake campground turn right onto Forest Road 2329 and follow it for about 6.7 miles. Turn right on to Spur road 087 and drive for about .5 miles to the trailhead. 

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  Area/Length : 
4.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4400' - 5800'