Potato Hill Trail

Berry Patch, Washington 98650

Potato Hill Trail

Potato Hill Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"This is a good place for kids to come and explore. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 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." Read more

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Trail Information

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