Packwood Lake


Day Hike - Packwood Lake

A moderate hike to a beautiful lake in Goat Rocks territory. We should avoid crowds with this early season date. Elevation gain is actually about 1100 feet, in and out.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2.0 mph

Meet at trailhead at 8:30 am.  Please be on time. Take Highway 12(coming from West Side of mountains to Packwood.  At east end of town turn right on Snyder Road(Forest Road 1260), just before old Ranger Station--now a Realty.  Road is  paved, follow for almost 6 miles to trailhead and end of road.

The elevation gain is actually twice what the books say, as you gain about 600+ in, and about 500 out.  Good trail.

The trip is a moderate effort hike, but all hikers must be in good shape and have good endurance.  This is not a hike for beginners, as 9 miles can be taxing.  Please call if you have questions.




Packwood Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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