Trout Lake, WA Trails and Parks

Trout Lake has 86 trails in the vicinity, including 63 hiking trails and 19 for horseback riding. These trails range from 0.3 to 38 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Adams South Climb Route, Mount Adams: South Spur and Mount Adams Highline Trail (Backpacking). Trails.com member Joy W. recently completed Thomas Lake and Blue Lake.
  • Mount Adams South Climb RouteView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  Two days
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The South Climb Route is the easiest way to climb the second-highest peak in Washington. Be sure you are in shape before attempting this climb ...

  • Secret in the South Cascades: Late-Blooming Wildflowers of Bird Creek MeadowsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Nature Trips  
    •  A half day plus travel time; a weekend is better
    •  Guide

    Bird Creek Meadows has one of the most splendid displays of wildflowers in Washington. You will find them everywhere—in rocky gardens, in boggy ...

  • Sleeping Beauty Trail to Sleeping Beauty PeakView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike to an abandoned lookout site high on a jagged rock ridge above the Trout Lake Valley. This trail is maintained by Ralph and Virginia Preston ...

  • Thomas Lake and Blue LakeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike into the heart of Indian Heaven Wilderness from the west, passing several lakes along the way.

  • Falls Creek FallsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike a lowland canyon to one of the best waterfalls to be found. This trail is open to mountain bikes as well as hikers. GPS units seem to have ...

  • Morrison Creek CampgroundView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Whoever first misrepresented Mount Adams as “The Forgotten Mountain” must have been working for Mount Rainier National Park and never camped ...

  • Mount Adams: South SpurView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  8 - 10 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The third highest of the Cascade volcanoes, Mount Adams (“Washington’s forgotten volcano”) rises above the rounded foothills and plateaus of ...

  • Mount AdamsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  Times vary by chosen route
    •  Guide

    The third highest of the Cascade volcanoes, Mount Adams ("Washington's forgotten volcano") rises above the rounded foothills of the eastern Cascade ...

  • Takh Takh Meadow and Lava Flow TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Takhlakh Lake is the loveliest place in the Gifford Pinchot Forest, with its famous calendar-picture setting of Mount Adams reflected in the ...

  • Mount Adams: South Spur / Mazama Glacier and The Castle RoutesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  1 - 2 days round trip; 4 - 7 hours one-way; car to summit
    •  Guide

    The South Spur, South Rib, or so-called Standard route, which is approached from Cold Springs, is—along with climb 4 on Mount St. Helens—one ...

  • Cultus Creek LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This 6.9-mile trip makes a loop into the heart of the scenic Indian Heaven Wilderness and offers a healthy sampling of the area’s lakes, forests, ...

  • Bird Creek Meadows TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A gorgeous flower-filled meadow with wide panoramas of the south side of Mount Adams and the golden Klickitat Valley has been a family delight ...

  • Stagman Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike this lightly used access route to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the flower-covered meadows on the southern slope of Mount Adams. The ...

  • Atkisson Sno-Park: Ice Cave / Natural Bridges / Peterson RidgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The roar, the snarl, and the belching exhaust of the snowmobiles at the popular Atkisson Sno-Park is enough to scare away any skier. However, ...

  • Shorthorn TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through woods and tiny flower-covered meadows to a junction with Round the Mountain Trail near the timberline on the southwest slope of ...

  • Round the Mountain, Cold Springs Trailhead to Horseshoe MeadowsView Trail Details

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    Trout Lake, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Climb gently to near the timberline of Mount Adams on the South Climb Trail and then contour the alpine southwest slope of the mountain to a ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail, Mount Adams Wilderness SectionView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  2 or 3-day backpack
    •  23.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike across the western slopes of Mount Adams through fantastic flower-covered meadows and across rushing glacial streams. This is a fairly long ...

  • Mount Adams Highline Trail (Backpacking)View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    •  4-5 days
    •  38 miles
    •  Guide

    Of the five major volcanic peaks in the Washington Cascades, only Mount Baker lacks any sort of around-the-mountain trail. The remaining four ...

  • Goose LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    This campground is set on the northern edge of the Big Lava Bed in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is a good, relaxing site at the edge of ...

  • Cultus CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Busiest during huckleberry season, this campground is located near both the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and the Indian Heaven Wilderness. ...

  • Indian Heaven Lakes LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    A magical land of extinct volcanic craters along a high plateau dotted by more than one hundred subalpine lakes, this 20,600-acre wilderness ...

  • Government Mineral Springs Guard StationView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    The cabin has two bedrooms, a kitchen, and living room with a fireplace. The cabin is ideally situated near Trapper Creek Wilderness trailhead ...

  • Peterson Prairie Guard StationView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Delightful 18 x 24-foot cabin with bedroom, living room, and small kitchen. There is a lovely old porch at the front, and a smaller one at the ...

  • Sleeping Beauty TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The rocky profile of a lady, best seen from the town of Trout Lake, provides hikers with a trail that ascends to exciting views of Mount Adams, ...

  • Steamboat Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Trout Lake, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The stunning view of four volcanoes—Adams, St. Helens, Rainier, and Hood—makes clear why this was a lookout site from 1927 to 1971. Today, it ...