Clear Fork - Lily Lake Trail

Packwood, Washington 98361

Clear Fork - Lily Lake Trail

Clear Fork - Lily Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Paralleling the beautiful Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River, this trail is flat and smooth, making it a wonderful hiking adventure for families with small children or for those who simply want to enjoy the wilderness without a lot of exertion. Over the entire trail length, the elevation gain is less than 300 feet. Walking ease doesn’t correspond to a lack of interesting sights, though.

The best and most dominant feature of this hike is the ever-beautiful Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River and the smaller Little Lava Creek on the other side of the valley. We enjoy simply listening to the river; watching the cold, clear water roll over the rocks; admiring the thirsty wildlife that gathers on its shores; or casting a fly into the river and feeling the raw energy of the strong, toothy trout that prowl the icy pools and eddies. In addition to the river, the trail leads to Lily Lake, a small meadow tarn that is the favorite haunt of muskrats and mule deer."

Clear Fork - Lily Lake Trail Reviews

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great trail loads of elk,great valley heads toward goat rocks,watch for hunters ,good berrys

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
June–early November
3,425 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,600 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Naches Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 303 White Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018