Trout Lake is active outdoor and indoor all year round, with hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, climbing, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, wildflower walks, eating and drinking, and of course just actively lazing around.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest is one of the oldest National Forests in the United States and covers most of Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens. The east side of Mt. Adams is part of the 1.4 million acre home of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.
The Pacific Crest Trail passes right through the area, and Trout Lake is a favorite place to rest, recoup, restock, and restart. Trout Lakers take pride in welcoming and helping through-hikers and day-trippers alike.
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It’s that time again…the Third Saturday in May, will be here before you know it!
Saddle up to ride the glorious trails of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and the surrounding timberlands. Ride through the forests above Trout Lake Valley in the shadow of a snowcapped 12.276-foot volcano on excellent trails and old forest service roads. Good footing, beautiful loops, and views to knock you out of your saddle.
Anyone is welcome to participate in the Mt. Adams Endurance Ride. We have events for all levels of trail riders, from 12-to-25 mile trail rides for beginning endurance riders to 50-100 mile divisions for the more experienced competitors. Riders can also opt to compete in our 12-or-25 mile Mt. Adams Ride and Tie division where one horse and two rider/runners make a Ride & Tie team. All rides include moderate climbs and rocks, so hoof protection is strongly recommended.
The ride camp is located in a large grass meadow near the Mt. Adams Horse Camp. Weather can be very chilly at night, so come prepared. No open campfires are allowed, but ride-management approved, enclosed fires are allowed. There will also be a communal campfire near the vetting area. Visit the Mt. Adams Endurance Ride Facebook Page or the Endurance Ride website for more information.
The southern slopes of Mt. Adams in June are a bicyclist’s paradise with good roads, exceptional weather, cool temps, easy to challenging rides and unequaled vistas against the glorious snow clad backdrop of magnificent Mt Adams. The Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour is the perfect way to enjoy and explore this spectacular sun-drenched area and awesome views with your fellow riders in the fresh mountain air.
The Annual Mt. Adams Country Bike Tour (MACBT) just gets better every year. You can choose from the 11.5 mile Family Fun Ride (Trout Lake Valley), the 51 Mile Loop through Trout Lake, BZ Corner, Glenwood, and back, the 54 Mile Forest Loop (up and down the flanks of Mt Adams) and the combined 105 Mile Infinity Ride (51 + 54 mile loops). Each well-marked ride takes you on quiet country roads through some of the most beautiful countryside around
The rides are fully safety-supported with sag wagons, emergency teams, radio coverage, snacks/rest stops, optional box lunch and post-ride meals. And we’ve lowered the price on the Family Fun Ride so more families can afford to participate, and added more options for meals and T-shirts.
- Our complete Bike Tour information page
- Our Event Poster — Help us spread the word! (Updated each February)
Mt Adams Country Bicycle Tour is the major fund raising event organized by the non-profit Trout Lake Area Business Association to help support community charity and service groups. Since 2003, we have raised $3000 to $7000 annually to help school programs, area fire departments, the local grange, etc. With your help we hope to do even better this year! For more information please e-mail us.
Join us for the annual Wild Woman Trail Marathon, 50K and Relay.! It is a trail run created by and for women. We invite you and your girlfriends to join us for an endorphin filled weekend. Come for the ultra, the marathon, or the relay! Stay for the weekend if you’d like at our Mt. Adams base camp. Bring your tent (or RV) and your friends.
We live (and run) up, down, and even around the base of Mt. Adams (a 12,276-foot volcano). For the past few years, marathons (road and trail) have provided us with an opportunity to reconnect with girlfriends from Austin to Boston, Seattle to Eugene. We’ve traded life stories over plates of pre-run pasta and post-run pinot gris.
- Individuals or relay teams of up to four.
- Feast on a fabulous lunch of local foods.
- Post-run yoga and water trough plunge
- Easy camping, Mt. Adams view, big starry night sky.