One of Washington’s most beautiful hidden gems. About 1.5 hour drive, 5.4 miles (8.7km) hiking, rocks, mud, 1,453 feet elevation, stunning views, two waterfalls, and sore feet later, here we were: a dreamy alpine lake, fresh air and pure moments of bliss. Parts of trail were a bit tricky as many rocky sections and wet. Streams to cross and stair sections. But gorgeous views in places over the valley, distance peaks with snow and, of course, the lake. Multiple water falls cascading down from peaks made the hike truly memorable. This is a moderate hike due to the terrain, but we saw many hikers with dogs and children. The parking lot gets full very quickly so be sure to get there early. A forest service pass is required so be sure to stop at the ranger station before you get there. If you are willing to put in the time and energy, it is well worth the trip. Happy hiking!
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