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.
dogs on leash
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?
Great views from the top. Deer and birds, trail in great shape. Nobody else on the trail over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Great hike. Been a couple of years since I have done this hike. Awesome views at the top.
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.
A great hike with spectacular views.
Awesome, great for a group of friends
Awesome. Beautiful views, 1st mile is difficult the rest is very easy.
Went in april barely any people beautiful views
A great hike, it's pretty moderate once you get to the top and it has great views of Billy Chinook!
Great views. Some erosion in steep areas. Worth the hike. Moderate for us.
Nice hike, beautiful views. My 4 legged hiking buddy enjoyed it too,
Great hike, nice views, good exercise!
Stunning views of mountains and two of the three rivers that make Lake Billy Chinook. The first mile of the trail is a 600' elevation gain to get to the top, then a nice loop trail around the rim. Be sure to sign the log book!