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Takhlakh Lake and Takh Takh Meadow

South Cascades


South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area
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3.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 4624 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

A figure-eight loop around Takhlakh Lake and past Takh Takh Meadow, ascending up a lava flow for fantastic vistas of Mount Rainier, the Goat Rocks, and Mount Adams. You can also do a lake-only loop is also possible for a much shorter and leveler hike.

The hike starts from the day use area at Takhlakh Lake Campground, but it can also be started from TakhTakh Meadow along FR-2329 or any other road crossing on the TakhTakh Meadow Trail.

There are various branching trails around the Lava Flow and TakhTakh Meadow. The TakhTakh Trail ascends the lava. At the meadow, some user trails venture further along the meadow and along the edge of the lava flow. The best views of Mount Adams are from the meadow, and the best views of Mount Rainier and the Goat Rocks are from the lava flow.


Takhlakh Lake and Takh Takh Meadow

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.2766, -121.5992 Open map in new window


South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

Takhlakh Loop (#134), Takh Takh Meadow (#136)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Mount Adams and Goat Rocks (Asars - Mountaineers Books)

Getting There

From Trout Lake, take FR 23 for approximately 24 miles to FR 2329. Then drive 1.5 miles to Takhlakh Lake Campground. The start of the hike is just inside the campground at the day use and boat launch area. You can also start the hike from the campground itself, or along any of the two points that the Takh Takh Meadow Trail crosses FR-2329 (0.6 miles and 1.1 miles past Takhlakh Lake Campground).

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Northwest Forest Pass

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