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Beautiful hike! Boyfriend and I were the only ones on the trail until the very end! Amazing views. We could see mount rainier, Adams, hood, and Helens.

It was a cold grey day, but a good 8 miles! Enjoy the snow lol. Do not freak out when you come upon a small herd of cows!!! Yep cows!

horseback riding
1 month ago

We rode the loop, Muddy Meadows to PCT to Killen Creek... I wouldn't recommend Muddy Meadows by itself, at least not the section we did as there are no real views once you get away from the trailhead and it's just a lot of steep climbing. Totally worth it to do the loop though!

hiking
1 month ago

We were not able to do this hike because the driving directions lead you to a point that is a 2.4 mile walk from the marked starting point of the hike. (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/46.265431,-121.644099/46.27116+-121.63655/@46.2650469,-121.6492751,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!4m6!1m0!1m3!2m2!1d-121.63655!2d46.27116!3e2?hl=en&authuser=0)

I would give this 4.75 stars if I could. There were a few spots where the trail was slightly hard to follow. Those were the only downsides though. Great views of Adams, Hood, and a sneak peek of Helens after Horseshoe Meadow. We saw plenty of late-blooming asters as well. The trail is very exposed sun-wise so we were glad to have waited for a cooler day. Lightly trafficked...we only saw one backpacker on the trail. Like a previous reviewer, we clocked about 12 miles round trip.

Arrived 8:30am, no other hikers on the way up. Flowers were in full bloom. My husband and I continued up High Camp, steep terrain but views up there were worth the butt and calf pain. On the way down around 11am we experienced the full bug attack. Recommend wearing a fly mask, and start your hike early before bugs come out.

Non technical trail aside from bee dodging. Great serene sounds of creaks and wind through the trees.

Dislike: too many horses and unfortunately I’m allergic. Plus their sound disturbs bee nests, best not to walk to close behind them.

great views, flowers, butterflies and sunshine. Not many trees there now hat and sunscreen is a must.

Direction warning...tried to do this today, but NF 23 is closed 28 miles from 8031. No mention of this is recent reports.

hiking
3 months ago

Direction warning...tried to do this today, but NF 23 is closed 28 miles from 8031. No mention of this is recent reports.

hiking
3 months ago

I did the Divide Camp Trail just south west, not this one, but very similar and there is no ‘AllTrail’ spot for it but on map.

Trail was great. Scenes were amazing. So quiet out there, great views of snowmelt rivers, wild flowers, Adams...

However, bugs ruined the hike %100 for me. Came back with some nice photos but stressed out of my mind from not being able to stop once from the attack.

hiking
3 months ago

I went up this trail on a Sunday morning. Saw very few people. Our family of 4 were among only two other parties we saw heading up. Only 6-8 other parties heading out. So to say this trail is quiet was sort of an understatement. We followed the trail all the way to the PCT junction. My husband and older son went up to high camp while myself and younger son walked out ahead of them. This trail was hot hot hot! But the views on the way up, totally worth it. Mount Adams peaked out of the tree before revealing her beauty in the upper meadow. Behind us was mount rainer and goat rocks which made the trip out that much better. Wild flowers were abundant.
Water was limited. A well established stream about half way between the trailhead and the end destination was our only source of water. If you have dogs this is something to keep in mind. The bugs were...HORRIBLE AND I MEAN HORRIBLE. Stop for any period and your covered. 100% feet only worked for so long.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, pretty flowers and butterflies. I would definitely bring bug spray! I was happy I did. Once the sun started going down they were pretty bad. Gorgeous lake, stream crossings. Lovely hike! Not difficult to get to trailhead (although it is gravel). Pretty lightly trafficked.

hiking
4 months ago

What a wonderful hike! We parked by Council Lake and caught the Boundary Trailhead up to Council Bluff (per the directions from WTA). Not too steep, not too long - a great add on after visit Takhlakh Lake and walking the loop around there. Our dog loved the hike, though there is no water along the trail, and a rocky exposed section near the top. She enjoyed cooling off in Council Lake afterward (though we drank plenty of water throughout). Stunning views at a few points on the way up, and spectacular view at the top. We saw Mount Hood clearly, a bit of Mount Rainier, amidst some clouds, and caught a glimpse of Mount St Helens. Adams was the star of the show of course. I highly recommend this hike!

Does anyone know the address?

hiking
4 months ago

Did this 6/5/18 just getting into Mt. Adam's, beautiful hike with tons of butterflies. Clocked in 12 miles round trip. Bring bug spray the mosquitoes are horrible in a couple spots.

backpacking
4 months ago

Didn't do lolly pop but hiked to Horseshoe Meadow, gorgeous. If you want an in your face view of Mt. Adams without walking on snow this time of year, this is a good place. There were a couple of steep parts on the way up, but it wasn't to bad. Only negatives were misquitos on the way up (pretty bad on a couple spots this time of year, but not nearly as bad at the meadow), and the lack if shade during the hike do to the 2012 fire. A decent amount of flowers and a ton of butterflies on the trail. We had the whole meadow to ourselves. Worthy destination!

Took a few days to visit Mount Adams at Takhlakh Lake. The snow is semi melted so the roads are passable in any vehicle (we made it in a prius). Hardly saw any other people which was great. Took a 1.1 mile hike around the lake which is rated as great for families but half of the trail is covered in snow, some places a few inches amd others a few feet so it can be hard to find the trail at this time. We also did the offshoot trail of about the same distance up to Goat rocks to see views of Mount Rainier. Camp ground officially opens on the 22nd of June.

I have been up this trail several times. I would consider this more of a gateway trail to Mt. Adams. It offers nice views up the Cascade Creek drainage and the Salt Creek Drainage. Graveyard Camp used to be a junction for the trail to Looking Glass Lake, it seems that the US Forest Service decided that the cut across trail does not need to be there. the sign is gone and the route is not shown on newer maps. (or the maps I have). I have the benefit of owning Columbia National Forest map from 1940. It's a shame so much history is forgotten. This area used to have shelters and structures all over the area.

on Killen Creek Trail

backpacking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The directions given here my mapping software direct you thru the Yakima Nation Reservation which is closed to the public and also incorrectly indicate it is close to Stevenson WA,
Instead take WA 141 to Trout Lake where there is a ranger station for help. In lieu of that take forest service road 23 to road 2329 then proceed east to the trailhead 5 mi. It’s worth it. Beyond the PCT follow the sign to High Camp

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Beautiful! Dusty trail this in August guy great view of Adams and surrounding meadows.

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

The best thing about this trail is that we had it all to ourselves, on a Saturday! The worst thing is that the majority of it is in the burnt forest, so there is a ton of direct sun. The trail is mostly comprised of small ups and downs with a few flat points, but there is a pretty steep hill that hits going and coming! The view of Adams was fair but There were tons of huckleberry bushes and that was neat!

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Road up to bird lake through Yakima reservation is closed for repairs (apparently will not open this year) had to go to South Mountain trailhead and then hike in. long hike but worth it.

backpacking
Monday, July 31, 2017

More difficult than I expected with the a traversing trail across a large rock pile with loose rocks and scree during the final stretch. A review on a blog stated it was an easy hike? Definitely not easy. It was about the same level of difficulty going from the other side of Mt Adams up to Lunch Counter. I am not in as good of shape though compared to when I did Lunch Counter, so maybe that's why.

This was very dusty with many mosquitos. We went up Sat 7/29/2017 at 3:00PM to Killen Creek Meadows, spent the night. and came back to the trailhead around Sunday 7/30/2017 2:30 PM. During this ~24 hour period, I'm now counting around 25 bites on my upper arms, back, upper legs, hands, and face.

I wore 98% deet (Jungle Juice from REI), but still got bit because the mosquitos bit through my clothing. You must spray this on your clothing and apply it all over your body to prevent mosquitoes. They don't bother you as much when you're moving, but if you stop to catch your breath, they're all over you. I prob sweated off Deet too.

That said, I'd do it again. The meadows reminded me of the Sound of Music. There was a beautiful glacier lake that we hiked up to from High Creek (or Killen Creek Meadows? Are they the same?). This required going over a snow field with an exceptionally steep pitch at the end, onto a significant mound of rocks, and over.

We also saw a shooting star last night. The glacier lake and the views made the mosquitos all worth it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Went to killen creek 7/22-23. Plenty of mosquitoes. LOTS of wildflowers. Not many people

on Shorthorn Trail

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I definitely would not rate this trail as hard. I only did the first 3 miles up to round the mountain trail and back again and it was moderate at the worst. Really easy going trail with a few steep parts that eventually level out. The hardest part is a 10 minute up hill hike at the end that leads to the round the mountain trail and rewards you with a beautiful view of Mt. Adams. Theres a couple cute little streams and TONS of gorgeous wild flowers! This is such a beautiful and peaceful hike. One of my favorite hikes to date!

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

hands-down, this is my favorite hike in the Mt. Adams area, just as another reviewer said. beautiful close-up views of Adams and lots of solitude.

Be aware, due to 2015 fires in the area, large parts of this trail may not be accessible. Please call the ranger for more information

backpacking
Monday, November 28, 2016

My favorite hike in the Mt. Adams area, great views of the mountain along with little-no other hikers out there. Backpacked in and went camping around lookinglass lake. Highly recommended

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