5 miles
733 ft
-2,967 ft
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This trail is open to hiker, motorcycle, and bicycle use.

This trail climbs from Forest Road 2904 for 1 mile to the junction with Tongue Mountain Lookout Trail #294A, a 0.7-mile trail to the core of an extinct volcano. The spur trail #294A to the summit is steep and at times resembles a rock scramble. You can get excellent views from the saddle, without hiking to the summit. Please use caution. The spur trail is open to hikers only. Tongue Mountain was a traditional mountain goat hunting site for the Taidnapam Indians.
The 4,838 foot summit offers excellent views of the central portion of the Cowlitz Valley District and south to Mt. Adams. Tongue Mountain Trail #294 descends after the junction with #294A, on a long rim overlooking the Cispus River Valley with views of Burley Mountain, Tower Rock, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mount St. Helens. The trail ends on Forest Road 2801.

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 Service Road 23 for 8.1 miles to the junction of Forest Road 28. Follow Forest Road 28 for 1 mile and turn left on Forest Road 29. Follow Forest Road 29 for 4.1 miles and turn left on Forest Road 2904. Follow Forest Road 2904 for 4.2 miles. Tongue Mountain Trail #294 is accessed across the road from Juniper Ridge Trailhead


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 Tongue Mountain Trail #294 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,234 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,470 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,094 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,704 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,470 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
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on Sep 2, 2018
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Directions to tongue-mountain-trail-294-80009 trailhead (46.397060, -121.765050)
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Tongue Mountain... Trail Reports

Sep 2, 2018 @ 8:56pm
Sep 2, 2018
Recently brushed and in the best condition ever! Still some dust thru the steep rough sections but the lower, flow part is superb. Go ride it!
Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:33pm
Sep 4, 2017
Very dry and loose. Rutted out by motorcycles in some sections, mostly near the top. Tree down on 2nd half of descent - can be climbed over....
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Jul 25, 2017 @ 5:56am
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| 1 comments Tongue Mountain Trail #294

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