Tam-a-lau Trail at Cove Palisades State Park

MODERATE 39 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

9 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Cove Palisades state park is a hidden gem, great facilities, lake, picnic, boat rentals, etc. The hike is 7mi round trip from trailhead parking. You can park is lower lot and head towards campground….saves 1mi and trail runs right next to the lot. Nice views from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Recently hiked this trail (7/29/17). It was beautiful, and we saw so many animals including a doe, a rabbit, lizards, vultures, etc. I recommend doing this hike early in the summer because of the heat and there is no shade once you reach the loop. The elevation gain is all at the beginning of the hike and the bulk of the trail is flat. Great views of Mt. Hood, Bachelor, and the Three Sisters, as well as the amazing green color of Lake Billy Chinook.

2 months ago

Really hot and long to do in July. Probably better in a cooler season.

trail running
3 months ago

I'll second Charyl's review. "Low Effort, High Reward."

3 months ago

Low Effort, High Reward.

3 months ago

Beautiful view of Lake Billy Chinook from the top. Great hike!

hiking
4 months 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
5 months ago

Gorgeous hike!

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 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
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Beautiful views!

Saturday, July 30, 2016