17 miles
Distance
5,707 ft
Climb
-5,821 ft
Descent
06:58:38
Avg time
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Klickitat Trail #7 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dark Divide
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

Disclaimer

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

More Stats for Klickitat Trail #7 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -114 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,299 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,531 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,413 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,299 ft
  • Grade
    -0.13%
  • Grade max
    -90.955%
  • Grade min
    63.421%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,250 ft
  • Avg time
    06:58:38
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
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      Klickitat Trail #7 Trail Reports

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      Aug 18, 2019 @ 8:57am
      Aug 18, 2019
      Been hearing about this trail for years and finally did an out and back from the east trailhead. What a gem! True alpine ridge singletrack. No...
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 11:29pm
      Jun 26, 2019
      What another gem. But one that requires work, hard work! A friend and I rode the Kilckatat Trail #7 in it's entirety east to west June 22, 2019...
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