17 miles
5,707 ft
-5,821 ft
1 miles
High Point
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Klickitat Trail #7 Details

  • Riding Area
    Dark Divide
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

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.

source: USFS
Access Info

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.

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More Stats for Klickitat Trail #7 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -114 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,299 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,413 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,299 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,250 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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