Meta Lake Trail is a 0.3 mile out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September.
From Randle, drive south 1 mile on Highway 131 to Forest Service Road 25. Stay to the right and drive 19 miles to Forest Service Road 99. Turn right and drive 11.5 miles to the signed trailhead on the right.
Quick paved trail to the lake. Platform was flooded as the lake was high. Saw lots of tadpoles swimming.
This is a nice easy walk for a tourist or the elderly. This is not a hike or a spectacular destination. If you are touring Mt. St. Helen's then this is a nice brief stop. Its a pretty lake and a 2 minute walk.