Dark Meadow Trail

Tire Junction, Washington 98398

Dark Meadow Trail

Dark Meadow Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The poorly named Dark Meadow is one of the bright spots of the entire Dark Divide Roadless Area. The trail passes through deep old forest, ascending modestly to high meadow-rimmed ridgelines.

As the trail ascends, the views begin to develop, and the thick fir forest thins and fades away entirely when the trail enters Dark Meadow near the ridge top. The stunning meadow is filled with wildflowers, panoramic vistas, and a wide variety of wildlife. The views encompass Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and Jumbo Peak just to the north."

Dark Meadow Trail Reviews

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The trail guide is wrong. 2325 is washed out. Head toward 2324, you will see Dark Meadow 263 trail head. Be warned, its 3.2 miles of up, ~ 1500 feet elevation gain over poor trail (because of horses). The result is worth it however.

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Trail Information

Tire Junction
Nearby City
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,400 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 333 McCoy Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018