Trip recommendations, current conditions, and other trail related Q&A
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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)?
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."
I hiked to Tatoosh via the north trailhead recently. I can confirm the 7 mile road is in excellent shape compared to the average Forest Service gravel road. There are potholes but most are small and avoidable. I drive a Honda Civic.