Trailhead: Tatoosh North


A map depicting trails in the Tatoosh area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

Tatoosh area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include:  
Backbone Lake Trail #164
Blue Hole Trail #167
Grant Purcell Falls Trail #162A
La Wis Wis Campground
River View Trail #162

Tatoosh Lake Trail #161B
Tatoosh Lookout Trail #161A
Tatoosh Trail #161

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides north access to: Trail #161 Tatoosh which enters Tatoosh Wilderness.  Parking space is limited at the trailhead. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/8/2018: Open, high clearance recommended.
Fees No fee.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads and Forest Service Ranger Stations.
Usage: Light
  • Wilderness Regulations apply.
  • Camping and campfires are prohibited within Tatoosh Lakes Basin.
  • Pack and Saddle stock are prohibited on the Tatoosh Lakes Trail #161B due to the steep grades and poor condition of the trail. 
  • Stock are also prohibited within Tatoosh Lakes Basin. 
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Packwood, WA take Forest Road 52 (Skate Creek Road) and follow for 4 miles then take a right on Forest Road 5270 and follow about 7 miles to the trailhead.

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