Killen Creek Trail

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Distance2.9mi
Elevation Gain1,516ft
Trailhead Elevation4,598ft
Top6,114ft
Elevation Min/Max4598/6114ft
Elevation Start/End4598/4598ft

Killen Creek Trail

Killen Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Skamania County, Washington. It is within Mount Adams Wilderness Area and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 4,598 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,516 feet. The Killen Creek Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Pacific Crest Trail and High Camp Trail.

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Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks (The Mountaineers Books)
Tami Asars
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"The first couple of miles of Killen Creek Trail might feel like just another trail following a stream, but the last mile offers large colorful meadows filled with wildflowers, beautiful views of Mount Adams, a playful little creek, and plenty of wildlife-viewing opportunities. Just be sure to bring your camera, so you can remember your time spent in these enchanted meadows." Read more
"The hike to Killen Creek Meadows samples the best scenery and open meadows on Mount Adams’s west side. You can fill days of wandering in this high country, but this shorter hike leads to several sights you can’t miss—lava flows; a plateau of rock and stunted trees beneath the steep, broken Adams Glacier; and waterfalls in an alpine meadow." Read more
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Meadows. Lush, green meadows filled with fragrant wildflowers and juicy berries. High alpine meadows with low, hardy heathers and grasses. Rocky subalpine meadows littered with rocks and patches of slow-melting snow. This route explores a rich cornucopia of meadow types. Because many of the meadow types are fragile, neither you nor your dog should venture out onto them. On the higher elevation meadows, make sure to stay on the trails; it is only the hardy grass meadows of the lower mountain that can withstand much paw or foot traffic." Read more
Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Meadows: Lush, green meadows filled with fragrant wildflowers and juicy berries. High, alpine meadows with low, hardy heathers and grasses. Rocky sub-alpine meadows littered with rocks and patches of slow-melting snow. This route explores a rich cornucopia of meadow types. But these natural pasture lands for wildlife aren’t the only draws to this route. From start to finish, the trail here offers outstanding views of Mount Adams and its many personalities. The rocky cliff faces, the crevasse-torn glaciers, the flowing white snowfields, and the noble crown of the summit are all visible most of the way up the trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Adams Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Wildflowers
Features
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District; (509) 3953400
Local Contacts
Green Trails no. 367S, Mount Adams
Local Maps

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Dec 2018