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Merrill Lake Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

At the trailhead, Merrill Lake (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive north on I-5 and take Exit 21 for Highway 503E, Woodland, and Cougar.

After exiting, turn right on Highway 503E in Woodland, and proceed 0.8 miles to a roundabout.

Bear right here on the Lower Lewis River Road for Cougar, and drive 27.0 miles on Highway 503 (After 22.5 miles, 503 turns south to Amboy and Battle Ground; continue straight on 503 Spur for Cougar and Mt. St. Helens).

Turn left onto FR 8100 for the Kalama Recreation Area. Drive 4.7 miles and turn left for Merrill Lake.

Drive 0.2 miles down the hill to the parking area.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • Discover Pass required
  • Dogs on leash
  • Campground closed from mid-November to mid-May

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