Coyote Trail is a 26.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Randle, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
26.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8,953 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Have done this twice: last year in late June I did the loop and this year (while hiking PCT) I just went straight through Coyote Trail. It’s beautiful, but there is a lot of loose rock, meaning sketchy footing, meaning constantly calculating each step in order to not fall or skid down a steep cliff to critical injury. The trail is easy enough to follow, but not used enough or maintained enough for it to remain flat, so some slopped parts offer more obstacles. If you’re confident in your footing and not afraid of height, do it!!

2 months ago

Just did this trail because we were routed off the PCT due to fire. Parts of this trail are beautiful but there was too much loose gravel for me to really enjoy it.

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2011

A very beautiful area of Wa. State. Did trail maintenance with AHS (American Hiking Society) out of the Packwood Forest Ranger station. We hiked/horse packed our week long gear up by Packwood Lake and bivouac at Lost Lake. Did all types of side excursions to many areas including Coyote Lake/Trail, great time.