Talapus Lake Trail


Day Hike - Talapus Lake Trail

Gradually gain 1,200 feet over three miles on a good trail from the Talapus Lake trailhead through old growth forest, past scenic Talapus Lake to sparkling Olallie Lake where we will eat our lunch by the lakeshore.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,220 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the Talapus Lake trailhead parking lot at Lookout Point.

This is a very pleasant hike through sheltering old growth forest, past beautiful Talapus Lake enroute to our lunch stop at scenic Olallie Lake.  There is a restroom at the trailhead and there are outhouses at Talapus Lake (2 miles in) and Olallie Lake.  Each car must display a Northwest Forest Pass, or the equivalent, at the trailhead.


Talapus Lake Trail

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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