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Snipes Mountain - Pine Way

South Cascades

A short connector trail to the Snipes Mountain trail and other adventures on the southern flanks of Mount Adams. Continue reading


South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area
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5.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 4800 ft.


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Tucked in an eastern corner of the Mount Adams Ranger District, the Pine-Way trail is adjacent to the Yakama Indian Reservation.

Cattle range in this area, so your first part of the hike might be among the large bovines, or at least in their pasture. The first half-mile of the trail is used as a stock driveway as well, so be prepared to share the way.

Past this large open area, the trail heads west through rocky terrain. The entire trail goes through the site of the Cold Springs fire from 2008, and it eventually connects with the Snipes Mountain Trail at the Aiken Lava Flow. Further adventures can be had following Snipes Mountain, or you can call it a day at the junction.

Snipes Mountain - Pine Way

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.1029, -121.4346 Open in Google Maps


South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

Pine Way (#71), Snipes Mountain (#11)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: South Cascades (Nelson - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails No. 367S Mount Adams West

Getting There

From Trout Lake, drive north on the Mount Adams Highway to FR 82. Turn right onto FR 82 and follow it for six miles. Make a left onto the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Road 285) and follow this road for about a mile.

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