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Takhlakh Lake and Takh Takh Meadow

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area
46.2766, -121.5992 Map & Directions
Length
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
500 feet
Highest Point
4624 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Mount Adams looms above Takhlakh Lake in all its glory. Photo by Jason Smith. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites

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Northwest Forest Pass

A figure-eight loop around Takhlakh Lake and past Takh Takh Meadow, ascending up a lava flow for fantastic vistas of Mount Rainier, the Goat Rocks, and Mount Adams. You can also do a lake-only loop is also possible for a much shorter and leveler hike. Continue reading

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Hiking Takhlakh Lake and Takh Takh Meadow

A figure-eight loop around Takhlakh Lake and past Takh Takh Meadow, ascending up a lava flow for fantastic vistas of Mount Rainier, the Goat Rocks, and Mount Adams. You can also do a lake-only loop is also possible for a much shorter and leveler hike.

The hike starts from the day use area at Takhlakh Lake Campground, but it can also be started from TakhTakh Meadow along FR-2329 or any other road crossing on the TakhTakh Meadow Trail.

There are various branching trails around the Lava Flow and TakhTakh Meadow. The TakhTakh Trail ascends the lava. At the meadow, some user trails venture further along the meadow and along the edge of the lava flow. The best views of Mount Adams are from the meadow, and the best views of Mount Rainier and the Goat Rocks are from the lava flow.

Takhlakh Lake and Takh Takh Meadow

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 46.2766, -121.5992 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Northwest Forest Pass

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Getting There

From Trout Lake, take FR 23 for approximately 24 miles to FR 2329. Then drive 1.5 miles to Takhlakh Lake Campground. The start of the hike is just inside the campground at the day use and boat launch area. You can also start the hike from the campground itself, or along any of the two points that the Takh Takh Meadow Trail crosses FR-2329 (0.6 miles and 1.1 miles past Takhlakh Lake Campground).

More Hike Details

Trailhead

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area

Takhlakh Loop (#134), Takh Takh Meadow (#136)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Mount Adams and Goat Rocks (Asars - Mountaineers Books)

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