Takh Takh Meadow and Lava Flow Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Takhlakh Lake is the loveliest place in the Gifford Pinchot Forest, with its famous calendar-picture setting of Mount Adams reflected in the lake. The lake and popular campground are readily accessible by car. However, there are also two great trails. One, an easy 1-mile trail, circles the beautiful lake. The other, to Takh Takh Meadow, will fascinate five- and six-year-old children, as it climbs onto a 2000-year-old rough lava flow and weaves its way through lava solidified into chunks.
Older kids win love to explore the rock crevasses and battlements like those on top of an ancient fort. Watch children carefully. The trail is excellent, but if you are exploring rock crevasses and battlements, parents should lead the way. Be sure you have plenty of mosquito repellent. The Takh Takh meadows are fine breeding grounds for these pests up until the beginning of August."