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.
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 open to hiker, motorcycle, and bicycle use.
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More Stats for Tongue Mountain Trail 294 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-2,234 ft
Altitude min1,470 ft
Altitude max4,094 ft
Altitude start3,704 ft
Altitude end1,470 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Tongue Mountain... Trail Reports
Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:33pmSep 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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