This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
1,494 ft
210 ft
-78 ft
5,121 ft
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Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Council Bluff #117 Trail


  • Riding area
    Mt. Adams
    Trout Lake, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Land Manager

This trail is open to hiker use only.

The trail climbs to the semi-open summit of Council Bluff, providing views of Mt. Adams and surrounding peaks. Please use caution when hiking this trail; there are steep cliffs in the area. Take the Boundary Trail #1 a short distance northwest of Council Lake to the junction with Council Bluff Trail.

In 1932 the Forest Service built a fire lookout on top of Council Bluff. The structure was removed in the 1960s.

source: USFS
Access Info

From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Road 23 for approximately 32 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2334. Follow Forest Road 2334 for approximately .8 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2324016. Follow Forest Road 2324016 for approximately .2 miles and arrive at Council Lake. Hike northwest along the Boundary Trail to the Junction of Trail #117.


This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

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More Stats for Council Bluff Trail #117 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    132 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,945 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,962 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,093 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,092 ft
  • Distance down
    358 ft
  • Distance flat
    44 ft
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