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Clear Lake Interpretive Trail

South Cascades > White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley
46.6276, -121.2902 Map & Directions
Length
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
0 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
A clear view of Clear Lake from the trail. Photo by BeaverDawg. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes

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Northwest Forest Pass

Located on the north shore of Clear Lake, this interpretive trail forms a lollipop loop that is accessible for all users. Continue reading

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Hiking Clear Lake Interpretive Trail

Located on the north shore of Clear Lake, this interpretive trail forms a lollipop loop that is accessible for all users. The paved trail is flat and less than a mile in length, making it the perfect short outing. The trail starts out from the Clear Lake Day Use Area parking lot.

As part of Audubon Washington's Sun and Sage Loop, which is a network of bird viewing areas in Southwest Washington, this area is known as a great spot for bird watching. Look for interpretive signs along the trail to learn more. Visitors can also take advantage of the other amenities including picnic tables, charcoal grills, a shelter and a vault toilet.

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  • Toilet at trailhead

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Clear Lake Interpretive Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.6276, -121.2902 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Naches, drive west on Highway 12 for 31 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 1200 (Tieton Reservoir Road). Stay on this for 2.6 miles as it curves around the lake, taking you to the trailhead. After 2.6 miles, the Clear Lake Day Use Area will be on your left. Look for signs that let you know you have arrived.

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Trailhead

South Cascades > White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

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Clear Lake Interpretive Trail

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