Tatoosh trailheads road conditions

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johnspeth
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Tatoosh trailheads road conditions

Post by johnspeth » September 2nd, 2020, 8:29 am

The Tatoosh Ridge and Lakes area gets light use. There are two trailheads: an east and west. Does anybody have any information of the suitability of the roads to the trailheads for small cars (like a Honda Civic)?

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Re: Tatoosh trailheads road conditions

Post by drm » September 2nd, 2020, 9:24 am

I have not been there but both trailheads have a reputation for being rough. I've never seen them described as high clearance, just potholed. If you are patient and willing to take it very slow, you should make it. The problem with potholes is you get a smooth section and speed up and then there is a big pothole in the shade that you don't see until it's too late. Bam. A recent WTA trip report says "The road to the trailhead is in decent shape - the last 7 miles are unpaved with occasional sizable potholes, but I think any car could make it."

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Re: Tatoosh trailheads road conditions

Post by justpeachy » September 3rd, 2020, 8:17 am

I did the hike from the west trailhead in 2018 and I don't remember the road being horrible.

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