Trail #65 Bluff Lake

Area Status: Not Cleared

The trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

This trail climbs east to Bluff Lake within Goat Rocks Wilderness and is steep with exposures.  

From Bluff Lake, the trail climbs to a sub alpine landscape, ending at the junction of Clear Lost Trail #76 and Packwood Lake Trail #78 near the former site of Lost Lake Lookout. Features include Bluff Lake, Huntington Berry Patch, Coal Creek Mountain and Bear Grass Butte. The Bluff Lake Trail was used by Native Americans to access a ridge system used by mountain goat hunters.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information. The road is washed out approximately 1 mile before the trailhead.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and available at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

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Bluff Lake Trailhead

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  Area/Length : 
6.6 miles

  Elevation : 
2840' - 6350'


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