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Angry Mountain

South Cascades


South Cascades
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16.8 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 3409 ft.
Highest Point: 6049 ft.


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WTA worked here: 2020

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The Angry Mountain trail was created for the adventurer. Make it a day-hike and enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Rainier and Mount Adams along the final ridgeline. Create a loop with the nearby Lily Basin connection and spend a blissful night under the stars at Hart Lake. Or, use it as a back-end accesses point to Goat Lake, Jordan Basin and the famed Snowgrass Flat by crafting a multi-night expedition.

What was once a rugged and challenging slog that required climbing up and over hundreds of fallen trees has recently undergone a massive transformation thanks to the work of our Lost Trails Found campaign. Working alongside Back Country Horsemen of Washington volunteers and the Cowlitz Ranger District, we have created a clear path from trailhead to summit. Although still a steep and challenging climb, the trail is now easily navigated and comes with a big payoff — a stunning ridge crest separating two glaciated valleys.

From the humble trailhead, you'll climb up steep and long lasting switchbacks as you ascend up and up towards the treeline. A few miles in, you'll officially enter the Goat Rocks Wilderness and soon reach an open ridge. From here you'll have plenty of options — you can set up camp, continue onward to reach the junction with the Lily Basin and trail or head back to the car and call it a day.


Angry Mountain

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.5184, -121.5944 Open map in new window


South Cascades

Angry Mountain (#90)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

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Getting There

From Packwood, travel west on Highway 12 for 2.6 miles and turn left on FR 21. Follow this road for a little more than seven miles, then turn left onto FR 2120. After 0.2 miles, arrive at the trailhead on the left side of the road. There is no formal parking area for the trail, although there is room for several cars to park alongside the forest road.  

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