Lewis County, Washington

Top Spots in and near Lewis County

  • Eatonville, Washington

    Hike to Little Mashel Falls

    4.7
    5.3 mi / 646 ft gain
    If you have been trying to get behind a waterfall Eatonville Falls is the place to hike and get a great feeling out of it. Hiking to the waterfall would lead you to a railroad and pass it would lead to a river where you would follow it down to get to the waterfall. The hike itself is pretty sim...
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  • Glenoma, Washington

    Explore Riffe Lake

    I was looking for something a little new. I wasn't quite feeling a hike, and wanted to get some new photos to edit at a new location. After staring at a map of Washington for a little while, Riffe Lake grabbed my attention. This huge lake in the Southern Washington Cascades had been a spot I h...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Snowshoe or Ski to Mt. Tahoma High Hut

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Make the 3.2 - 4.5 mile hike up groomed trails to the Mt Tahoma High Hut (4750 feet) for the perfect winter getaway. Spend the day outside sledding, skiing, snowshoeing and playing in the snow with a spectacular view of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens. Afterwards go inside and en...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Backpack to Snow Lake by Mt. Whittier

    5.0
    16 mi / 2700 ft gain
    The Coldwater Lake Recreation Area has restrooms, telephones, and a picnic area. Make sure you have already acquired your permits for camping in the Mt. Margaret back country.Follow trail #211, which runs along the entire 4.5 mile length of Coldwater Lake. It is a beautiful and fairly flat hike w...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Hike the Hummocks Trail

    2.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    The trail has a number of ups and downs as you pass the many ponds and ash/rock/mud hills (hummocks) on your way towards the North Fork Toutle River. There is abundant wildlife in the area including birds, beaver and elk.This is also a great place to park and extend your day of hiking on the Boun...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Mount Margaret's Ridge Camp via Coldwater Trailhead

    3.5
    7.12 mi / 1634 ft gain
    The hike is relatively easy. I'd say intermediate due to the incline at the beginning. Also intermediate due to it being an backpacking camp adventure. A friend of mine and I backpacked in to shoot the sunset and sunrise. We went a little early in the season so it was also to scout for future ad...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Loowit Viewpoint

    5.0
    From roughly May to September, both star gazers and photographers alike travel to the darkest locations in order to capture something truly magnificent- the galactic core of the milky way. The Loowit Viewpoint is unlike any around due to the perfect combination of it's remote location, higher ele...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Hike to the Summit of Coldwater Peak

    12.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
    While thousands of visitors come to witness the raw power and devastation left behind from Mount St Helens' famous 1980 eruption, few wander past the groomed paths surrounding the Johnston Ridge Observatory. It is beyond these paths where you come across the more commonly designed backcountry tra...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Hike to Coldwater Peak via Boundary Trail

    5.0
    14.8 mi / 2700 ft gain
    The Boundary trail is amazing. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. You can climb various peaks and viewpoints right off the trail, but this trip report is for climbing Coldwater Peak and hiking up to Harry's Ridge Viewpoint on the way. H...
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  • Randle, Washington

    Hike to High Rock Lookout

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 1365 ft gain
    High Rock Lookout is aptly named. Perched at 5,685' on a slab of rock, it has sweeping views of the valleys below, Cora Lake, and Mount Rainier. Although it is only a short 1.6 mile hike to the top, it is a steep one. You gain 1,365' to reach the lookout, but the reward is grand.The trail follows...
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  • Silver Lake, Washington

    Getaway to Silver Lake Resort

    3.0
    This resort sits right on Silver Lake, which makes it easy to do multiple activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating. Whether you want to tent camp or stay in a cabin, Silver Lake Resort has you covered.Silver Lake Resort offers boat/canoe rentals or if you have your own there is also a b...
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  • Skamania County, Washington

    Hike to Norway Pass

    4.4 mi / 860 ft gain
    Just 96 miles south of Seattle, and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Mt. St. Helens and its wild, rugged beauty awaits you.Starting at the Norway Pass Trailhead parking lot, walk a dusty and sometimes ashy trail through recovering forest, low brush, wildflowers and blown down, sun bleached logs. T...
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  • Eatonville, Washington

    Hike to Gobbler's Knob

    4.0
    5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Entering the Park from the Southwest Entrance, bear left when you approach the forking Westside Rd. This road has been closed a few miles in due to massive rockfall. When you reach the road closure, just park along the side of the road. In Spring and Summer, you should be able to see plenty of ot...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike Kautz Creek to Indian Henry's Hunting Ground

    11 mi / 2520 ft gain
    Named after the Native American who lived here prior to Mt. Rainier becoming a national park, So-To-Lick's was dubbed "Indian Henry" by the postman who unfortunately did not learn his name. When heading out on this hike, keep an eye on the weather in Mt. Rainier National Park. If hiking this trai...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Hike the Rampart Ridge Trail to Wonderland Trail Loop

    6 mi / 1870 ft gain
    This is a wonderful loop to do that avoids some of the crowds on the flatter trails and gives you an amazing view of the mountain. Park in the Longmire parking lot where the National Park Inn and Longmire Museum are. Walk across Paradise Rd E to join up with the Trail of the Shadows. Head north o...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Snowshoe to Longmire Lookout

    4.1 mi / 800 ft gain
    Starting at the Longmire Trailhead, cross the road and begin snowshoeing counter-clockwise on the Trail of Shadows.  This first 0.5 miles begins the hike as a nice warm up where you can make sure your snowshoes are adjusted properly and stop from time to time to learn some facts from the interpre...
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Camping and Lodging in Lewis County

Big Creek
Ashford, Washington

Big Creek

Iron Creek Campground
Randle, Washington

Iron Creek Campground

Mt. Rainier Guest Services
Ashford, Washington

Mt. Rainier Guest Services

From $109 / night

Cougar Rock Campground
Loop C

Cougar Rock Campground

Cougar Rock Group Campground
Loop C

Cougar Rock Group Campground

North Fork Bear Group Camp
Randle, Washington

North Fork Bear Group Camp

Guides, Insights and Stories from Lewis County

A World-Class Trek: Backpacking the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier

A World-Class Trek: Backpacking the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier

Sonja Saxe

Ultra Running Around Mt. St. Helens

Ultra Running Around Mt. St. Helens

Rachel Davidson

4 Adventures to Explore Mount Rainier

4 Adventures to Explore Mount Rainier

The Outbound Collective

The Changing Moods of Mount Rainier National Park

The Changing Moods of Mount Rainier National Park

Garrett Schmidt

14 Photos from Our Adventure to Mount Rainier National Park

14 Photos from Our Adventure to Mount Rainier National Park

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