May 29, 2011
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Packwood Lake
- Region: South Cascades -- Goat Rocks
- Agency: USFS Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Packwood Office
- Trails: Packwood Lake (#78), (#)
- Avg Rating: 3.57
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Hiked with a dog
- Be Aware Of
- Snow on trail
I was able to hike this after having just injured my knee the day before, with a knee brace on. The five miles go by in a breeze because it's pretty flat terrain. There were however some trees blocking the trail in parts, but can easily be ducked under or climbed over. There was also some snow still on the trail. If stepping in a week spot, it could go up to your knee, but if you follow other footsteps, it was already pretty packed down.
All in all, pretty relaxing hike, great place to break in the hiking season in the NW.