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Walupt Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Randle, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.8 mi Elevation gain 1,368 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Camping

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Getting There

Nice campground on a tranquil lake, with easy access to multiple hiking trails.

A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station 10024 U.S. 12 Randle, WA 98377 Tel: 360.497.1100

From Randle, east 12 miles on Highway 12 to Forest Service Road 21. Turn right and drive 18.5 miles to Forest Service Road 2160. Turn left and drive 5.5 miles to Walupt Lake Trailhead.

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Hugh Yar
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Joe Boston
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Tracy Podzimek
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Hiking

Not much going on with this trail. There is a pretty meadow near the intersection with the PCT. The mosquitos were horrendous in early July - take spray or don’t stop moving.

Kerala Hise
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Long drive! Did this the day after camping in the area, did not realize it was an hour long drive on a gravel road. That being said, it was a very nice hike. Pup and I did not make it the full 4 miles to the PCT junction because we got distracted by the lake. Really peaceful, good shade. mozzies were out of control, bug spray is a necessity. Camping looks real nice, would make that drive more worth it.

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Luke Gordon
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Hiking

Easy trail, though we stopped before the climb. Nice Forrest.

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Paul Corado
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HikingBugs

Great hike with many small side trails that lead to great view points, or resting areas. Well maintained, and easy to navigate through. Make sure to bring bug spray or wear long sleeves. Mosquitoes are relentless here.

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Jake Bailey
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Hiking

Looped Nannie Ridge to PCT headed south back to Walupt lake trail, spent the night at sheep lake. Still a bit of snow at the top of Nannie ridge which made it hard to follow the trail. Walupt lake trail was a bit overgrown, it was tough at times for my dog with his backpack on but nothin the couldn’t manage.

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Jon Hullinger
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Trail is snow free all the way to the PCT. Little bit of blow down in the last mile or two. Lots of skeeters.

Mary Ann Pastene
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Hiking

nice easy trail

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Kim Patten
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Hiking

Beautiful lake. The hike was unremarkable. Heavy use. Great place for swim.

Christina Markin
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Hiking

beautiful area, hiked along the ridges up above and down at the end of the lake. Looks like a good camping area. The forrest road was very washboard rough and long when I visited late in the summer. The trail is easy to navigate and the forrest around the lake is gorgeous. There are vaulted toilets here that can get pretty stinky and when I went there was a designated hiking parking area next to the trailhead. I did this trail on a whim because the trail I originally planned to do (horseshoe lake) was closed due to a recent fire. so I got a late start and didnt end of finishing this hike till close to dark time. Saw plenty of people hiking this area and heard plenty of people camping at the lake. Visited 2018.

S. Hensley
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Hiking

Great hike first 2 miles is easy and kid friendly Second half up to the PC climbs with switch backs but all in all is a great hike.

Bryn Benson
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Hiking

This trail is a fairly easy loop with multiple trails coming off of it. There is access to the Pacific Crest Trail as well. I've hiked this trail multiple times and the only annoying things I've come across are large amounts of horse poop and streams that cut through the trail. The trail is surrounded by a beautiful forest and includes periodic views of Walupt Lake.

Adam Lund
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Nice campground on the lake with easy access to multiple hiking trails. Canoes, kayaks, fishermen and stand up paddlers were all busy during our stay.

Kraig Adams
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Peter Jensen
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Morgan Lerchenmuller
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Julie T
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Randy Choco
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Darlene Van Damme
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Tracy Plant
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Sami Moore
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Jim Rosebrook
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Sami Moore
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Tammy Binschus
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Steve Hamilton
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Shannon Timm
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