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Willard Springs Trail

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area
45.9654, -121.3420 Map & Directions
Length
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
219 feet
Highest Point
1905 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Mount Adams rises directly above the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge marsh near Glenwood, Washington. The best view on the trail is from the Observation Platform. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Willard Springs Trail is a loop along the edge of the Conboy Lake marsh and through the pine forest. Beginning at the refuge headquarters, the trail parallels the west shore of the old Conboy Lake lakebed, with views across the lakebed and north to the 12,000-foot Mt. Adams from the Observation Platform, then returns through the forest. Continue reading

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Hiking Willard Springs Trail

The Willard Springs Trail is a  loop along the edge of the Conboy Lake marsh and through the pine forest. Beginning at the refuge headquarters, the trail parallels the west shore of the old Conboy Lake lakebed, with views across the lakebed and north to the 12,000-foot Mt. Adams from the Observation Platform, then returns through the forest.

The trail is gentle and suitable for all skill levels, but it is not officially ADA accessible. Parking, restrooms and a picnic table are available at the trailhead at the refuge headquarters.

Wildflowers and wildlife are abundant on this trail, including sandhill cranes, northern harriers, bald eagles, swifts, swallows, warblers, and juncos, among many other birds.

Willard Springs Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.9654, -121.3420 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

Directions from White Salmon, Washington. Head west on State Route 14 (Lewis and Clark Highway). Turn right onto State Route 141A (Washington 141 Alternate North). After 2.2 miles, turn left onto State Route 141 North. Follow this for about 7.9 miles and turn right onto Glenwood Road. In about 1 mile Glenwood Road turns into the BZ-Glenwood Highway; follow this for another 8.1 miles and turn left onto Laurel Road. In 3.5 miles turn right onto Trout Lake-Greenwood Road. In another mile, turn right into the marked entrance for Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The parking area will be a mile ahead of you.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Guidebooks & Maps

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/conboy_lake/

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