Tomlike offers up incredible Cascade and Gorge views while hiking among old growth forests. You can get an early start by camping at Wahtum Lake. 

Beginning at the Wahtum Lake trailhead, follow the Wahtum Lake Express trail down to the shore and head east (right) around the lake. At the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, follow the Herman Creek Trail to the east (right, again). You'll begin your ascent out of the Wahtum Lake bowl and towards the Wooly Horn Ridge.

Shortly after the final trail junction, there is a well-marked user trail that keeps on the ridge while the main trail drops quickly to Mud Lake. Stay on the ridge and follow the obvious trail straight ahead, through open meadows and exposed ridge lines. After gaining another 500 feet, the summit marks the end of the trail.

While on the summit, take in views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St Helens to the north over the Columbia River Gorge, and Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson to the south. Return the way you came, or head over to Chinidere Mountain, right next door, for more peak-bagging.

While the hike is incredible anytime of year, it makes for an especially gorgeous snowshoe route. Camping on the exposed summit is recommended for clear nights.

Pack List

  • Sturdy boots
  • Snowshoes in winter
  • Binoculars
  • Camping supplies for Wahtum Lake
  • Green Trails map #429
Show More
RT Distance 6.4 Miles
Elevation Gain 1565 Feet
Activities Chillin, Camping, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Gorgeous! Want to check it out!


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Camp and Hike Chinidere Mountain

369 Saves

Camp at Lost Lake

621 Saves

Hike Lost Lake Butte Trail to Mountain View

284 Saves