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Cultus Creek

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area
46.0480, -121.7548 Map & Directions
Length
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1,100 feet
Highest Point
5,100 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
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The trail climbs sharply through a forest of Douglas fir for a mile to a view of the Goat Rocks, Sawtooth Mountain, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams. From this viewpoint you get a great view of Mount Adams and the Goat Rocks. It's worth bringing a camera for this one. Continue reading

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Hiking Cultus Creek

The trail climbs sharply through a forest of Douglas fir for a mile to a view of the Goat Rocks, Sawtooth Mountain, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams. From this viewpoint you get a great view of Mount Adams and the Goat Rocks. It's worth bringing a camera for this one. From there the path continues uphill to a small meadow below Bird Mountain's cliffs before the trail levels off for a mile to an unmarked junction at your first view of Cultus Lake. Continue right around beautiful, alpine Cultus Lake to a junction with the Lemei Trail.

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Cultus Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.0480, -121.7548 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Getting There

From Portland take I-84 to the Cascade Locks exit 44. Cross the Bridge of the Gods. Turn right on Highway 14 for 6 miles. Then turn left on Highway 30 and go through the town of Carson. Stay on the highway for 30.3 miles. Make sure you keep right at the fork at the 14.5 mile mark. Then turn right on gravel Lone Butte Road (Road 30) for 7.9 miles. Then turn right on gravel Road 24 for 4 miles to the Cultus Creek Campground. Park at the far end of the campground loop by a sign that reads Indian Heaven Trail.

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Trailhead

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area

Cultus Creek (#108)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount Adams Ranger District

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Cultus Creek

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