Tam-a-lau Trail at Cove Palisades State Park

MODERATE 30 reviews

Tam-a-lau Trail at Cove Palisades State Park is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Culver, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
7 days ago

We did it as a family we all loved it and even had a picnic at the rim. We can't wait to do the trail again in the fall. Great views. Great family time.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Just did some of this trail today. Absolutely amazing views. We didn't know Oregon had this to offer. We are no strangers to difficult "non-stroller friendly" trails but we hiked this one with our large wheeled stroller with our two year old... not recommended. It's a moderately difficult hike to begin with but with a stroller it was down right hard. So much so that we just had lunch at the top and returned. We hope to come back and finish once our kid is old enough to walk on his own. Our seven year old did fine. Lots of rocks... Wear good boots. Not for the faint of heart (steep dropoffs with 12" footing, no fall prevention) I'm not a runner but I'd say this is no running trail!

Once you get on top it looks pretty flat... still lots of rocks on the trail.

The campground is nice, has a nice off leash area for dogs! I wish Oregon Parks would be more friendly to "walk-in" campers. Who plans thier trips so far in advance to know which days to stay where? Kinda takes the fun out of it no?

hiking
6 months ago

Great views from the top. Deer and birds, trail in great shape. Nobody else on the trail over the Thanksgiving holiday.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Been a couple of years since I have done this hike. Awesome views at the top.

hiking
11 months ago

Most of the hike was on top of the bluff. The vegetation was juniper & sage which covers most of central Oregon & so therefore pretty "ho-hum". One-and-a-half miles of the trail over look down into the gorge. This can cause a bit of vertigo, but worth the view...this is why it only gets two stars.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

A great hike with spectacular views.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Great Hike!!!

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Awesome, great for a group of friends

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Awesome. Beautiful views, 1st mile is difficult the rest is very easy.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Great.
Went in april barely any people beautiful views

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

hiking
Friday, March 20, 2015

Great views. Some erosion in steep areas. Worth the hike. Moderate for us.