Klickitat Trail #7 Details
This trail is open to hikers, horses and bicycles.
The 17.1 mile Klickitat Trail is a major ridgetop trail, extending from Kilborn Creek to Elk Peak. Features include ridgetop views, Castle Butte, Jackpot Lake, St. Michaels Lake, and St. John Lake.
The west end of this lightly used trail begins on Forest Road 5508.024 on the Cowlitz Valley District and the east end is on Forest Road 22. Much of the trail corresponds with an original Indian trail which extended from near the mouth of Siler Creek, over Lone Tree Mountain, around Pompey Peak and Horseshoe Point, dropped to Hugo Lake and eventually crossed the Cascades at Cispus Pass. It is called the Klickitat Trail because it extended into the upper Klickitat River drainage. Indian peeled cedar trees can be seen along the trail. Indians made folded bark baskets to collect huckleberries along the ridge system. Castle Butte and the other high peaks along this trail were carved by glaciers. St. Michaels Lake and St. John Lake are in cirque basins also carved by glaciers. Expect patches of snow as late as August.
Special Conditions: Limited trailhead space at Forest Road 22.
Directions: The west end of the lightly used trail begins on Road 5508.024 in the Randle District and the east end is on Road 22 in the Packwood District.
This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.
Local Trail Association
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More Stats for Klickitat Trail #7 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-114 ft
Altitude min4,299 ft
Altitude start4,413 ft
Altitude end4,299 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat2,250 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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