Trail #113 Killen Creek

Area Status: Unreachable

This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.

The 3.1 miles Killen Creek Trail climbs through forested areas and open meadows within Mt. Adams Wilderness. It offers spectacular views of Mt. Adams and wildflowers in season. A historic old cabin built by sheepherders who used the area for summer pasture is visible about 2 miles from trailhead. The trail ends on the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 at about 6000 feet near the intersection with High Camp Trail #10

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/16/2019: Trailheads are typically not accessible late Fall through late Spring due to snow. Please call the Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information 509-395-3402.
Permit Info:
  • Wilderness permit required to enter Mt Adams Wilderness. Permits are free and self-issued at trailhead. 
  • Purchase of a Cascades Volcano Pass is required if you are climbing above 7,000 feet elevation in Mt. Adams Wilderness, between June 1 and September 30. These are also available at the trailhead.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply in Mt Adams Wilderness
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


Killen Creek Trailhead

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 follow for about 5 miles to the trailhead.    

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  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles

  Elevation : 
4600' - 6100'


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