Potato Hill Trail

Berry Patch, Washington

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This is a good place for kids to come and explore. The Pacific Crest Trail ducks the western face of Potato Hill, but the gentle cone can be climbed without much effort or difficulty. The scramble to the top is worth the effort, as it brings wonderful views of Mount Adams and the volcanic landscape of the country north of the mountain. One of the most impressive sights is the sprawling Muddy Fork Lava Bed that seems to flow from the perfect cone of Red Butte (7200 feet) on Adams’s northeast slope. Potato Hill is centered on a north–south fault line that also runs under Mount Adams, and around 110,000 years ago, the mountain was formed when an eruption of basalt lava spewed out of the fissure along this fault line. The cinder cone that was left behind became Potato Hill.
Day Hiking: South Cascades

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Day Hiking: South Cascades

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

This is a good place for kids to come and explore. The Pacific Crest Trail ducks the western face of Potato Hill, but the gentle cone can be climbed without much effort or difficulty. The scramble to the top is worth the effort, as it brings wonderful views of Mount Adams and the volcanic landscape of the country north of the mountain.

One of the most impressive sights is the sprawling Muddy Fork Lava Bed that seems to flow from the perfect cone of Red Butte (7200 feet) on Adams’s northeast slope. Potato Hill is centered on a north–south fault line that also runs under Mount Adams, and around 110,000 years ago, the mountain was formed when an eruption of basalt lava spewed out of the fissure along this fault line. The cinder cone that was left behind became Potato Hill.

© 2007 Dan A. Nelson /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Berry Patch
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 550 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Late June-October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,837 feet
Top Elevation: 5,387 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: USFS Mount Adams Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 334 Blue Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Potato Hill Trail

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