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Horseshoe Meadow-Lookingglass Lake via Stagman Ridge

Distance:
11.5 Miles / 18.5 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Hard
Time to Hike:
5 hours, ~45 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Town:
Skamania County, Washington
Directions:
46.140623, -121.59771
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Added:
September 10, 2017
Updated:
February 22, 2024

Hike through a previous burn through glorious wildflower displays in season. The Stagman Ridge Trail takes you up the spine of the ridge before joining with the Graveyard Camp Trail, featuring breathtaking views of Mount Adams.

From here, take the Graveyard Camp Trail (to the right, immediately crossing Cascade Creek). Hike across gullies, creeks, and rocky washes before reaching one of the main forks of Cascade Creek. Cross with care, then reach the Lookingglass Lake Trail on the other side (junction is not marked). Turn right, and hike down to Lookingglass Lake.

After enjoying the lake, turn back and hike back up to the last junction and continue hiking on the Lookingglass Lake Trail to the Round the Mountain Trail junction. Along the way, pass through numerous small meadows and green subalpine forests. You will cross several branches of Cascade Creek once again, which are less voluminous at this point.

Turn left onto the Round the Mountain Trail. Pass through many small meadows interlaced with subalpine forests and creeks. Soon come up to a huge clearing, Horseshoe Meadow. Mount Adams looms overhead in all her glory. Continue a very short ways to the Pacific Crest Trail junction. Turn left and hike to the Stagman Ridge Trail junction. Turn left onto the Stagman Ridge Trail and reach the junction with the Graveyard Camp Trail. Continue down the Stagman Ridge Trail back to the trailhead.

Explore 13 trails near Skamania County, WA
  1. Parking

    46.140623, -121.59771
  2. Main Trailhead

    46.140192, -121.597333
  3. Wildflowers

    46.171361, -121.560722
    Wildflowers
  4. Creek and view of Mount Adams

    46.171433, -121.558503
    Creek and view of Mount Adams
  5. Wildflowers

    46.152778, -121.584061
    Wildflowers
  6. Creek for filtering water

    46.176175, -121.551636
    Creek for filtering water
  7. Wildflowers

    46.143586, -121.593169
    Wildflowers
  8. Wildflowers

    46.171372, -121.560708
    Wildflowers
  9. Mount Adams from Lookingglass Lake

    46.169747, -121.558961
    Mount Adams from Lookingglass Lake
  10. Wildflowers

    46.179367, -121.557808
    Wildflowers
  11. Wildflowers

    46.144294, -121.592078
    Wildflowers
  12. Wildflowers

    46.152817, -121.584122
    Wildflowers
  13. Wildflowers

    46.159411, -121.580414
    Wildflowers
  14. Wildflowers

    46.172583, -121.571067
    Wildflowers
  15. Wildflowers

    46.163794, -121.58345
    Wildflowers
  16. Wildflowers

    46.171203, -121.561333
    Wildflowers
  17. Wildflowers

    46.179172, -121.559464
    Wildflowers
  18. Wildflowers

    46.150089, -121.586206
    Wildflowers
  19. Wildflowers

    46.1505, -121.585633
    Wildflowers
  20. View / Overlook / Vista

    46.170325, -121.576447
    View / Overlook / Vista
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Seasons

Summer, Fall
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1,831 '

Total Change
1,661 '

Ascent
1,078 '

Descent

Photo Albums

1 Trip Report

No Star-Ratings
11.5 miles / 18.5 km
Trail added
September 10, 2017
Hiked on
July 15, 2017
Updated on
February 22, 2024

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