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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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151 mi 243 km of trail 1 Run

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gem Favorite Diablo Lake in the North Cascades

Diablo Lake Overlook

(9) Diablo, WA

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Favorite Enjoy this stellar view before descending to Thornton Lake.
Difficult

Thornton Lakes

9.5 mi 15.4 km • Out and Back • 3,067 ft Ascent 934.74 m Ascent

(10) Diablo, WA

Trails in Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 32

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9.2 mi 14.9 km #1Sourdough Mountain Trail
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
9.2 mi 14.9 km Stehekin, WA 12 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Desolation Peak Trail
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
4.6 mi 7.5 km Peaceful Valley, WA
19.4 mi 31.2 km #3Devils Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
19.4 mi 31.2 km Stehekin, WA
18.9 mi 30.4 km #4Thunder Creek Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
18.9 mi 30.4 km Diablo, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Trail of the Cedars
Easy
Diablo, WA
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Diablo, WA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Thunder Knob Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Diablo, WA 13 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Happy Falls/ Mill Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Diablo, WA
30.1 mi 48.4 km #8East Bank Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
30.1 mi 48.4 km Stehekin, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9River Loop
Easy
Darrington, WA
Easy
1.1 mi 1.8 km Darrington, WA
8.8 mi 14.2 km #10Fourth of July-Panther Creek
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
8.8 mi 14.2 km Stehekin, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #11Ross Dam Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Diablo, WA
3.6 mi 5.7 km #12Stetattle Creek Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.7 km Diablo, WA
5.9 mi 9.5 km #13West Bank/Big Beaver Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
5.9 mi 9.5 km Stehekin, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #14To Know a Tree Trail
Easy
Darrington, WA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Darrington, WA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #15Diablo Lake Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Stehekin, WA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #16Pyramid Lake Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Stehekin, WA
17.4 mi 28.0 km #17Little Beaver Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
17.4 mi 28.0 km Diablo, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #18Gorge Overlook
Easy/Intermediate
Darrington, WA
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Darrington, WA
1.5 mi 2.5 km #19Sourdough Falls Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Stehekin, WA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #20Devils Creek Camps
Difficult
Diablo, WA
Difficult
0.2 mi 0.3 km Diablo, WA

Photos of Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 42

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View of Ross Lake looking south from ridge line leading to the summit.
Jul 15, 2016 near Hope, BC
The rewarding view of Diablo Lake from the top!!!
Aug 28, 2016 near Diablo, WA
View from the trailhead.
Jul 4, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
Desolation Peak Lookout
Jul 14, 2016 near Diablo, WA
Colonial Peak looking south-southwest from the Thunder Knob Trail
Jul 26, 2017 near Diablo, WA
It was a tough climb but totally worth it for the 360 degree views.
Jun 28, 2018 near Diablo, WA
Diablo Lake in the North Cascades
Dec 7, 2017 near Diablo, WA
Diablo Lake from the Overlook
Nov 27, 2017 near Diablo, WA

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