Wildflowers, huckleberries, volcanic features, high elevation lakes, and spectacular views dominate this historic trail, which was once used by Yakama Indians picking berries in the high lakes area.
Beginning near Olallie Lake off Forest Road 5601, this trail travels through a conifer forest and passes by Chain of Lakes at 1.5 miles. After passing Chain of Lakes the trail enters an open forest with views of Mt. Adams. A large trailhead is located at the end of Forest Road 2329.022 adjacent to Chain of Lakes near the trail.
From Chain of Lakes the trail drops steeply to a large lava flow and Adams Fork Creek. It then climbs through an open forest to Horseshoe Lake, with views of Mt. Adams, before the junction with Spring Creek Trail #115 just north of Horshoe Lake.
High Lakes Trail #116 continues east past Horseshoe Lake to its junction with Keenes Trail #120 near Spring Creek just west of Keenes Horse Camp and Killen Creek Campground. From here High Lakes Trail turns and heads north to cross Forest Road 5603 and on to its terminus at Forest Road 2329.117.
The section of trail east of Horseshoe Lake Campground is closed to motorcycles. Entire trail is closed to ATV use.
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 Service Road 23 for 30.2 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2329. Follow Forest Road 2329 for .78 miles. Road 2329 turns to the right at the junction of Forest Road 5601. Follow Forest Road 5601(straight) for .2 miles and arrive at the trail on the right.
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 High Lakes Trail #116 mountain bike trail
Altitude change13 ft
Altitude min3,565 ft
Altitude start4,290 ft
Altitude end4,303 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat2,919 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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