Ever-looming over the Trout Lake Valley is Mt. Adams, a 12,280 foot volcano that is the second highest peak in Washington state. The mountain is considered a "playground" to locals, as it offers so much opportunity for outdoor adventures.
Trout Lake and the surrounding area is a recreationist's dream. From Red Feather Ranch, you are never more than 5-10 minutes from beautiful hiking and horseback riding trails. The valley is also a major destination for mountain climbing, fishing, biking, rafting, and much more.
There are many native wildflowers that perennially bloom in the area. These vibrant penstemons are found in the Big Lava Bed near Goose Lake as well as throughout the Trout Lake Valley.
Goose Lake is one of the many natural wonders found in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, which surrounds Trout Lake.
Trout Lake is a small and tight-knit community, equipped with this family-owned grocery store.
Trout Lake, after which the town is named, is and ideal fishing destination. As part of the lake is a wetland, the area has been designated a Natural Area Preserve (NAP), which supports a multitude of wildlife including elk, deer, bear, amphibians and, of course, plenty of trout!
A magnificent sunset is something you can always count on in Trout Lake!
Part of the beauty of Trout Lake is that it offers four complete seasons. Winter offers plenty of snow for outdoor activities such as skiing or snowboarding. The spring brings a lush green to the valley busting with wildflowers. During the summer months it is pleasantly warm and sunny, and the daylight will last up to 16 hours, making for fun-packed days! Fall is a wonderful time for foraging for the bounty of native foods in the area, including mushrooms, huckleberries, and salmon.