Little Huckleberry Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bingen, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.7 miElevation gain1,909 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Getting There

A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mount Adams Ranger District 2455 Highway 141 Trout Lake, WA 98650 Tel: 509.395.3400

From Vancouver, east 70 miles on Highway 14 to Highway 141. Turn north and drive 22 miles to Trout Lake. Continue north on Highway 141 as it becomes Forest Service Road 24 for 10 miles to Forest Service Road 66. Turn left and drive 5 miles to the trailhead on the left.

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Bronek Grulich
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Awesome hill :) nice view!

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Bronek Grulich
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kkf NC
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Philippe Topdjian
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HikingIcySnow

Easy to follow trail. No markings except for the trail head. I like that it was covered in the trees until the peak so that you have some winter wind protection. Views of Adams, Rainier, St Helen’s, and Hood at the top! Ground was all crunchy ice at first and by the time you heat the peak, it was about 1/2 inch of snow. No special gear needed. Hiking poles helped. Just 3 other cars at the trailhead all day. We all arrived at the same time (10am).

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Paul Baglio
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Good. Some snow the whole way. No view because of clouds but still a great hike

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Andrew Herndon
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Ryan Wright
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nice falls colors on the drive there. Some color along the trail, but a lot of the huckleberry bushes got too dry and didn't have much color on top. I you don't have too many clouds, you can see all the near mountains pretty well. Trail is very steep in area, but in really good shape and very few rocks or roots. No views until the top. Very nice road there. Stop by Spirit Falls on the way there.

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Gaby Lemieux
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This is a tough little hike with some good views at the top! For anyone that has hiked Sleeping Beauty, it is similar in steepness to that. Tough on the knees going down. Would advise long pants and long sleeves if you’re sensitive to plants, some of the trail is quite crowded by brush. Take a dip in Forlorn Lakes when you’re done and it makes for a great morning!

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Kelsey Weingart
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Strait up hill the entire time, but the view is worth it! It was a clear day so we could see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams and lots of wildflowers. We didn't see anyone the entire time. Also remember your bug spray. Lots of mosquitos!

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Elizabeth Pedigo
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It was 95 degrees in Portland and in the 70’s on this trail at 2pm when I started the hike (bonus!) You have to go down a dirty/gravel road and depending which direction you take it has some big holes so no low riding cars. There is not water (river, waterfall, lake) along this hike and there are a fair number of bugs which is why I have this 4 stars. First mile is a pretty good incline and if you have been covid sedentary like I have, you will need to stop a lot! It’s about 70% shade/30% sun. There are berries along the first 0.7 mile but I’m not savvy enough to know if they are edible. Mile 1-1.7 flattens and allows you to catch your breath before you start climbing all over again. The whole trail is easily marked and well maintained with only a few areas of overgrowth. At the top there’s a little loose rock and thicker brush so I would wear pants for this hike. The top is stunning with a field of wild flowers and three gorgeous mountains (Mt Hood and two others I never know the name of). I have crap knees and I did this no problem without poles but they would’ve been kinda helpful for the way down. Per usual, this hike 5.8 miles round trip, not the 4.7 advertised by Alltrails. It took me about 3 hours to do the whole thing but remember I’m in covid shape :)

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Calum Dear
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Nice trail, very quiet. Nice a shady in the trees, then emerging into some wild flowers with great 360 views.

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Douglas Mahony
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Fun hike, steady incline almost all the way. Not many people or dogs which was great considering that it was the Fourth of July. Great view of Mt Adams and Hood. Lots of wildflowers near the top.

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Maria K
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Steep trek to the top, but definitely worth it on a clear day! Clearly marked trail though some areas are overgrown, located in very remote area - only ran into two other people the entire hike! Mountain views galore and beautiful wildflowers at the top of the trail. Worth every step!

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Lawrence Keegan
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A bit of a tricky forest road to get there, and a bit of a scale at times due to the incline over a short period, but worth the travel and worth the views at the top of Adams.

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Jack Klose Jr.
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Beautiful walk through the woods to spectacular views. Great hike. one of my favorites now.

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Autumn Peterson
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Wild flowers everywhere!!

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Elise Derby
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Trail was great! It’s not well known so there were few people out, which we loved. The views are incredible but I do recommend a clearer day. Not a difficult hike either but it’ll feel like a perfect little workout for the day.

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Kathryn Kaufman
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Aaron Perez
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Did this Trail recently on Memorial Day Weekend. A fair bit of climbing, with few switch backs and level areas, but well worth the effort. 1/2 mile from the top there was some snow drifts that occoured, but you can navigate through them just watch your footing. Fantastic view from the top. Try and pick a clear day If possible.

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Mark Ashley
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A fun hike with some great views. When we got to the top, we were between two layers of clouds, which looked amazing, but obscured the views. I was surprised how elevated this mountain felt. When we went, there was a lot of snow on the road, but it was passable in a front wheel drive car. The trail was snowy, but we didn't feel like we needed snow shoes. Someone else had been up the trail recently, so we were able to follow their tracks, otherwise we might have lost the trail in a couple of places. With a little more snow, this would be fun in snowshoes. Completed on Dec. 30

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John Gramblin
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There are even huckleberries along the path. You might need them. This is a bit of a grind. Today there wasn't a view from the top. While a bit disappointing, the cooler weather was appreciated.

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Kaylee Krapfl
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Morris Green
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The directions for Getting There are wrong! Should be: "Continue on Highway 141 from Trout Lake as it turns southwest and changes to Forest Service Road 24 as it enters the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Bear left at the toilets intersection to take paved Forest Service Road 60 southwest to a T junction, then turn left. In a few hundred yards bear left again to take Forest Service Road 66 south about 5 miles, past a boggy lake and on to the trailhead which is on the left." The poor directions had us turning right onto the gravel Forest Road 24 at the toilets until we hit 10 miles and there was no intersection there or a few miles further. Cost us an hour backtracking and figuring out the proper directions. But hey, a nice hike up through the forest on a smooth dirt trail, finally breaking out into a blooming meadow near the top! Gorgeous wildflowers and excellent 360 view of four mountains for lunch!

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Derek H
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Rough incline but amazing 360 view at top.

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John Bernardo
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06/16/2019 Finding the trailhead is pretty easy. The road leading to the trailhead is dirt but we made it just fine with a 2 door Honda civic. There's a few potholes but it's perfectly doable in any vehicle. This is a solid hike. I'd classify it as moderate. The trail isn't amazingly well kept and is overgrown in a couple of areas. However it's still easy to follow. The beginning is steep and then flattens out after a bit. After the first mile it's a steady ascent but not too steep. This hike reminds me of Dog Mountain. It's heavily wooded with a rocky wildflower type of approach to the summit. The summit has great views of Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Rainier, and St Helen's.

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Alan Carr
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Scott Wray
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When you look at parts of this area on Google Maps you can see acre sized clearings of forest that resemble gambling dice. There is a 5, 3 and 2 I’ve observed since satellite maps became public. Only one news article exists regarding the phenomenon, explaining scientists started the ecology experiment in the 90’s. But trees in the clear cut areas seem much older than that. Why is the experiment only happening in this forest? There are no other forestry centers in the world that are doing this. I’ve measured the height of the trees by their shadows and what time of day it was. It doesn’t add up to the 90s clear cutting story and timeline. The Colombian News article is brief and doesn’t site any specific departments, or go into any specifics for that matter. It only mentions generic organizations. There is also a wrecked military plane out there with no back story. “Researchers from the Pacific Northwest Research Station, the Forest Service, the University of Washington, Oregon State and the University of Oregon all worked or are still working on the project.” When is the last time you heard of all these organizations working TOGETHER on a specific project of this scale, this well organized? Especially during the 90’s when most of these centers were just starting to get consistent funding. I’ve gone out trying to look for clues as to why these die really exist. The magnetic lava bed makes compasses worthless and gps gets buggy in the valleys. One time a black SUV with 5 men in suits was parked out there. Another time I saw 3-4 black-hooded individuals walking along the logging roads with no transport vehicle for many many miles. They had zero hiking or camping supplies and looked extremely out of place. When asking locals you get mixed reviews. One armature website briefly mentions the die and assumes it was done by board loggers but the tree growth around it seems to say it was done in the 1930’s or 40s. Given the frequent Hood River logging bank robberies back then I have a theory the acre sized die are laid out to give coordinates to buried loot. With the die totals providing a solvable equation to a safe. Anybody else smelling a D.B. Cooper type of story? I’ve studied this casually for years but now I need real answers haha. If anyone else is curious or had any strange occurrences out there email me at scott.wray.media@gmail. I may produce a show or documentary about it if other’s have had similar thoughts or curiosities about the clear cut, acre sized dice. Thanks!

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Danielle A.
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I would consider this a moderate hike, not hard. The trail is incredibly steep right after trailhead. May 27th, 2017 - still snow on last 60% of trail towards summit. Very challenging, trail is covered and hard to locate, but doable.

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