Packwood Lake #78
May 20, 2007
- 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
My brother and hiking partner hiked in to Packwood Lake while my husband Jerry rode his bicycle in on the pipeline road. The forest service is repairing the wash out on the pipeline road and the Lewis County Backcountry Horsemen have been clearing the trees off the road.
Arriving at the trailhead, we were surprised to see so many vehicles parked there including a group of Lewis County Backcountry Horsemen. The group were going in to work on the trail up to Lost Lake and on the East side of Packwood Lake. They have done a lot of work on the trails the past few months.
We loaded up our day packs and headed up the trail. We met no others along the way and had no problems with anything. We ran in to one very small patch of snow about 3/4ths of the way to the lake, but nothing to even write about. The weather was really nice, a few little rain showers and then sun. The trail is in good condition, the trees that were over the trail have been cut out of the way. We arrived at the lake in time for lunch and discovered there were several groups of people camped along the lake. There were also a group of Boy Scouts, 18 who were coming in for the weekend, we only saw 5 of them, the rest arriving soon.
Jerry took the pipeline road in and had no problems at all. We hiked back on the pipeline road, good condition and got to see the washout, and it is big. There is a new section of road to bipass the washout, but all good.
A great day and will go back soon I hope.