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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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Gems in Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 2

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gem Favorite Lake Diablo at sunset

Diablo Lake Overlook

(9) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Ladder Creek Falls in the fall

Ladder Creek Falls

(1) Diablo, WA

Recommended Routes in Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 2

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

Thornton Lakes

9.5 mi 15.4 km 3,067' Up 934.74 m Up 3,067' Down 934.92 m Down

Diablo, WA
Favorite Ladder Creek Falls in the fall
Easy

Ladder Creek Falls

0.5 mi 0.8 km 116' Up 35.42 m Up 116' Down 35.31 m Down

Diablo, WA

Ross Lake National Recreation Area Running

  • 161 Miles 259 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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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
Stehekin, WA 13 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Desolation Peak Trail
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
19.4 mi 31.2 km #3Devils Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
18.9 mi 30.4 km #4Thunder Creek Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Trail of the Cedars
Easy
Diablo, WA
Easy
Diablo, WA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Thunder Knob Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA 15 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Ross Dam Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #8Happy Falls/ Mill Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Diablo Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stehekin, WA
30.1 mi 48.4 km #10East Bank Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA

Photos of Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 45

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View of Ross Lake looking south from ridge line leading to the summit.
Jul 15, 2016 near Hope, BC
Lake Diablo at sunset
Apr 3, 2020 near Diablo, WA
Desolation Peak Lookout
Jul 14, 2016 near Diablo, WA
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
Lake Diablo
Apr 3, 2020 near Diablo, WA
Ladder Creek Falls in the fall
Mar 6, 2020 near Diablo, WA
It was a tough climb but totally worth it for the 360 degree views.
Jun 28, 2018 near Diablo, WA