Snowgrass Flat Trail

Packwood, Washington 98361

Snowgrass Flat Trail

Snowgrass Flat Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The trail climbs through some of the most spectacular wildflower meadows in the state, and presents some of the most wonderful views a hiker could imagine. Volcanoes loom on all sides: Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and on clear days, even Mount Hood can be seen far to the south. But it’s not just the big snow-capped cones that are seen.

Lesser volcanoes— perfectly formed cinder cones—can be seen scattered throughout the southern Cascades, in addition to the ancient volcanic peaks of the Goat Rocks. Actually, the peaks along the Goat Rocks Crest are the last remaining bits of an ancient volcano that formed and collapsed long before the current peaks poked up."

Snowgrass Flat Trail Reviews

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Great trail. A little challenging for my 8 year old and his loaded backpack but worth the effort. It's a trail that pays its highest dividends at the top with great views. We turned off at bypass trail 97 then left up the PCT and then back down the main Snowgrass trail (96). We found a great campsite about .5 miles up the PCT with a spectacular view of Mt. Adams. It was a short hike to water but the view from the site made it worth while. The panoramic views were great but the wild flowers had just passed their peak. All-in-all a great hike. We'll be back and explore more of the side trails probably camping at least two nights.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,800 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 302 Packwood, No. 303 White Pass, No. 304 Blue Lake, No. 335 Walupt Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018