Takh Takh Meadow and Lava Flow Trail

Trout Lake, Washington 98650

Takh Takh Meadow and Lava Flow Trail

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."

Takh Takh Meadow and Lava Flow Trail Reviews

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Excellent short trail with easy access from a number of points. Lava flow provides fun caving and low-technical bouldering and scrambling opportunities.
Short hike from the Takhalak Lake Campground. Nice hike through the woods and opens up to a large boulder field and ridge. Trail goes up the ridge along the edge of a small cliff. Kids had a great time climbing around on all the boulders and looking down inside all the mini caves between them. This is a good one for the kids.

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Trail Information

Trout Lake
Nearby City
80 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
July to October
4,570 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,650 feet
Top Elevation
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 334 Blue Lake; USFS Gifford Pinchot
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018