With a road washout 5 miles from the actual trailhead, this relatively short hike has been extended into a fairly substantial dayhike. But the peak, just outside of Randle, does offer commanding views of the Cowlitz River valley, and a bushwhacking exploration for more adventurous hikers.
Named for a mule who lost its load during the construction of the (now gone) lookout at its summit, Pompey Peak is one of the most prominent peaks south of Highway 12, about eight miles east of Randle.
If you can brave the brushy trail and long road walk, this peak might reward you with exceptional views of Rainier, Adams, and the blasted side of Mount St. Helens. From the end of the 5 mile road walk, the extremely brushy trail continues for about 1.5 miles to the top of Pompey Peak.
- 14.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 2,000 feet
- Highest Point
- 5,180 feet
Hiking Pompey Peak
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 46.4998, -121.7832 Open in Google Maps