Located in Washington, the hiking in Trout Lake offers over ten good trail hike destinations. The best Trout Lake hiking based on popularity are considered to be Monitor Ridge Trail, Juniper Peak Trail, Goat Rocks Wilderness, Blue Lake Ridge Trail, and Valley Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Trout Lake hiking trail below.
Southeast of Seattle and Mt Rainier near Packwood, the Goat Rocks Wilderness is a 105,600 acre wonderland that is located in a portion of the volcanic Cascade Mountain Range of southwestern Washington between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. The Goat Rocks are remnants of a large volcano, extinct for some two million years. This ancient volcano once towered over the landscape at more than 12,000 feet in elevation, but has since eroded into several peaks averaging around 8,000 feet.
Northwest of Trout Lake, the Lewis River Trail (#31) is an amazing 9 mile one-way route along the river. This lowland trail follows the course of the Lewis River as it meanders through a magnificent old-growth forest of Douglas-fir, western redcedar and bigleaf maple. Five spectacular waterfalls will delight you as you explore this route.