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Tam-a-laú Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

This is a great shoulder season trail with beautiful views of Lake Billy Chinook.


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5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

92%

Runnable

2,644' 806 m

High

1,966' 599 m

Low

901' 275 m

Up

367' 112 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views

Description

From the parking area, follow the trail east to cross the street on the marked crosswalk. Once on the dirt, the trail immediately begins to climb in earnest as you make your way to the top. Along the way, be sure to take necessary breaks and enjoy the views.

Once on top, follow the rim as it makes a 4 mile loop to feature gorgeous views of the lake. It's important to note that there is no shade up here, so this trail is only suitable for running in the shoulder seasons. A summer run here would be beyond brutal.

When you've fully enjoyed the views from the rim, follow the trail as it makes a right to cut across the southern part of the cliff to rejoin the trail from before. Descend the switchbacks back to the main road and cross to reach your car and the nearby campground.

Flora & Fauna

Classic high desert juniper and sage grow along the rim. Watch for rattlesnakes in particular.

Contacts

Shared By:

Marlys Underwood

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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#627

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Looking north at Lake Billy Chinook.
Oct 3, 2017 near Culver, OR

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