Trailhead: Potato Hill - Pacific Crest Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides access to: Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 which enters Mt. Adams Wilderness to the south.

The parking area is gravel and has a 4 vehicle capacity.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/13/2020: Road to trailhead is typically melted out by early June.
Fees No fee
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit required when entering Mt. Adams Wilderness. Free self-issue Wilderness Permit available at trailhead.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply within Mt Adams Wilderness.  
Closest Towns: Packwood, WA Randle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Trout Lake, WA take Mt Adams Road for 1.3 mi. Continue on Forest Road 23 towards ​Randle and follow for approximately 23 miles. Then take Forest Road 2329 (towards Takhlakh Lake) and stay on 2329 for about about 10 miles. Then go right on Forest Road 5603 and travel for about 1.7 miles to the trailhead.

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