Best Trails Near Packwood WA

Packwood has 128 trails in the vicinity, including 106 hiking trails and 31 for horseback riding. These trails range from 0.06 to 225 miles in length. The longest trail in Packwood is Yakima to Mount Rainier and West a well-known trail measuring 225 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Goats Rocks Circuit (Backpacking), Nannie Ridge/Sheep Lake and High Lakes Trail. Trails.com member Myst M. recently completed Packwood Lake Trail.

More information on the best trails in Packwood can be found below.
  • Grove of the Patriarchs Loop Trail

    4 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Some of the biggest, oldest trees in the Washington Cascades stand tall in the Grove of the Patriarchs. These silent old men of moss tower overhead, with a few lying down to show us just how ...
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Some of the biggest, oldest trees in the Washington Cascades stand tall in the Grove of the Patriarchs. These silent old ...

  • Johnson Peak - Lily Basin Trail

    3 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    The worst part of this moderate climb is knocked off in the first few miles. After that, the trail rambles along a beautiful, rugged ridge to the west flank of 7487-foot Johnson Peak before turning ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The worst part of this moderate climb is knocked off in the first few miles. After that, the trail rambles along a beautiful, ...

  • Bear Creek Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Start at a high trailhead on the dry east side of the Goat Rocks Wilderness and hike 7.2 miles out-and-back to this rocky peak with sweeping views of the Goat Rocks Peaks, Mount Rainier, and ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Start at a high trailhead on the dry east side of the Goat Rocks Wilderness and hike 7.2 miles out-and-back to this rocky ...

  • Tatoosh Ridge / Tatoosh Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    This 7.8-mile out-and-back hike climbs to a high meadow and two lakes in the heart of the Tatoosh Wilderness just south of Mount Rainier National Park. From Tatoosh Ridge, you’ll gaze out at ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This 7.8-mile out-and-back hike climbs to a high meadow and two lakes in the heart of the Tatoosh Wilderness just south of ...

  • Skyline Trail

    2 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Quite possibly the most popular hike in Mount Rainier National Park, the Skyline Trail is very well maintained and partly paved, and provides a close-up view of the Nisqually Glacier and an unmatched ...
    •  About 3 to 4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Quite possibly the most popular hike in Mount Rainier National Park, the Skyline Trail is very well maintained and partly ...

  • Silver Falls Loop Trail

    2 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    The Ohanapecosh River may be the most picturesque stream in the park, with its crystal-clear waters, moss-laden banks, and tall forests above. One of the prettiest sections of this most attractive ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Ohanapecosh River may be the most picturesque stream in the park, with its crystal-clear waters, moss-laden banks, and ...

  • Silver Falls at Mount Rainier Trail

    2 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Many rivers in Mount Rainier National Park come from its glaciers. Children can learn that most are milky from the dirt the ice plucks from its bed as the glaciers move down the mountain. Ohanepecosh ...
    •  Day hike
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Many rivers in Mount Rainier National Park come from its glaciers. Children can learn that most are milky from the dirt the ...

  • Silver Falls

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    This beautiful, wooded day hike takes you to spectacular Silver Falls. Silver Falls opens early in the year due to its low elevation, and visitors can enjoy the falls as early as May. The ...
    •  About 1.5 to 2 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful, wooded day hike takes you to spectacular Silver Falls. Silver Falls opens early in the year due to its ...

  • Nannie Ridge/Sheep Lake

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    The trail begins near the eastern end of the campground. The Nannie Ridge Trail (No. 98) climbs north through dense pine forests for more than a mile, crossing a couple shallow creeks (often ...
    •  7 hours (day hike or backpacking trip)
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins near the eastern end of the campground. The Nannie Ridge Trail (No. 98) climbs north through dense pine ...

  • White Pass Cross-Country Touring Center

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Skimming the edges of the William O. Douglas Wilderness and the Goat Rocks Wilderness, the trails of the White Pass Cross-Country Touring Center seem to whisk you straight away from the busy ...
    •  3+ hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Skimming the edges of the William O. Douglas Wilderness and the Goat Rocks Wilderness, the trails of the White Pass Cross-Country ...

  • Grove of the Patriarchs Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    The tremendous trees are bound to impress children—and grandparents too—with their size, age, and venerable beauty. There are interpretive signs for parents, hollow trees for imaginative children ...
    •  Day hike
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The tremendous trees are bound to impress children—and grandparents too—with their size, age, and venerable beauty. There ...

  • Nannie Ridge Trail & Nannie Peak

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Hike from the deep forests at the trailhead to the alpine crest of Nannie Ridge and visit an abandoned lookout site with a magnificent view of Goat Rocks and Mount Adams. Then descend back to ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike from the deep forests at the trailhead to the alpine crest of Nannie Ridge and visit an abandoned lookout site with ...

  • Snowgrass Flat Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    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 ...
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail climbs through some of the most spectacular wildflower meadows in the state, and presents some of the most wonderful ...

  • Mosquito Lake - Three Peaks Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Don’t let the name scare you: This is a fine trail with only a few bugs, at least compared to some of the other routes in the South Cascades. Most of the trail stays well clear of water bodies, ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Don’t let the name scare you: This is a fine trail with only a few bugs, at least compared to some of the other routes in ...

  • Packwood Lake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Sometimes, even the most gung-ho hiker needs a break—just a gentle walk through the woods, followed by a leisurely swim and a relaxing afternoon alongside a cool lake. Packwood Lake is the perfect ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Sometimes, even the most gung-ho hiker needs a break—just a gentle walk through the woods, followed by a leisurely swim and ...

  • Packwood Lake

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    This lake is a popular summer destination for family campers, and it is even more impressive when visited in winter. The large lake is just outside the border of the Goat Rocks Wilderness Area, ...
    •  7 hours or 2 days
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This lake is a popular summer destination for family campers, and it is even more impressive when visited in winter. The ...

  • Silver Falls Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    This short, beautiful day hike takes you to spectacular Silver Falls. Silver Falls opens early in the year due to its low elevation, and visitors can enjoy the falls as early as May. The trail ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, beautiful day hike takes you to spectacular Silver Falls. Silver Falls opens early in the year due to its low ...

  • Bluff Lake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Swim or fish in a forest lake high in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. Since the bottom is muddy, there is no chance for wading, and small children should be careful. While we were there on a hot ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Swim or fish in a forest lake high in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. Since the bottom is muddy, there is no chance for wading, ...

  • Goat Ridge to Hawkeye Point

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Captivating views line most of the route as you hike toward the apex of Goat Ridge, at Hawkeye Point. Mountain goats will likely be in view from the 7,431-foot-high summit. The 360-degree panorama ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Captivating views line most of the route as you hike toward the apex of Goat Ridge, at Hawkeye Point. Mountain goats will ...

  • Packwood Saddle Loop from Packwood Lake

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Hike the lightly used Upper Lake Creek Trail up a heavily forested valley and then climb to Packwood Saddle high on Coyote Ridge. From Packwood Saddle, traverse along the open alpine slopes of ...
    •  2 to 4-day backpack
    •  26.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike the lightly used Upper Lake Creek Trail up a heavily forested valley and then climb to Packwood Saddle high on Coyote ...

  • Clear Fork - Lily Lake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    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 ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Paralleling the beautiful Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River, this trail is flat and smooth, making it a wonderful hiking adventure ...

  • Glacier Lake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    Trek up the heavily timbered canyon to one of the lower-elevation lakes in Goat Rocks Wilderness. Because of its relatively low elevation, this makes a good early season (June) hike. A thick ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Trek up the heavily timbered canyon to one of the lower-elevation lakes in Goat Rocks Wilderness. Because of its relatively ...

  • Packwood Lake Trail

    0 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    One of the largest woodland lakes in the South Cascades is an easy stroll on a smooth, wide, and gentle trail. Camping, boating, and fishing continue undisturbed on a shore beloved by families ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the largest woodland lakes in the South Cascades is an easy stroll on a smooth, wide, and gentle trail. Camping, boating, ...

  • Shriner Peak Trail

    0 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    A steep climb to a lookout offers spectacular views of the “Four Sisters”: Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount St. Helens. This is a very tough, steep hike. The steepness, combined ...
    •  5 to 6 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep climb to a lookout offers spectacular views of the “Four Sisters”: Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail - Mount Rainier Section

    0 Reviews

    Packwood, WA

    A three-night backpacking trip mostly through forest; a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail follows a ridge and passes many lakes. From the small parking lot, cross to the east side of the road ...
    •  4 days
    •  29.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A three-night backpacking trip mostly through forest; a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail follows a ridge and passes many ...