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Hidden Lake Trail #745

 10 votes

4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers

 

63% 

Runnable

Singletrack

3,283' 1,001 m

Ascent

-61' -19 m

Descent

6,815' 2,077 m

High

3,586' 1,093 m

Low

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

Minor Issues

62 days agoUpdate

This classic run or backpack trip in the craggy North Cascades travels to a view of the alpine world.

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Overview

Features: Lake — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

The road up to the trailhead is in poor condition. A mile from the end is a pair of pits that require careful negotiation (August 2017). If you can get past there, the rest of the road is no worse than what you've already covered.

The trail is in good shape, although a few spots have loose footing, and is easy to follow until you get to the boulders below the lake viewpoint. Then the trail gets vaguer, as evident by multiple trampled paths. To get to the lookout hut requires some hand-and-foot work to get over the boulders.

Thankfully, you don't have much risk of getting wet from the trail, as bridges cross the bigger creeks and boardwalks cross some muddy parts.

Flora & Fauna

The lower part of this trail is usual fir/hemlock forest, but the upper part is beautiful alpine meadow.

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Sep 4, 2016
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#13

in Washington

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Conditions


Minor Issues 62 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Icy - The road up to trailhead has some pretty big potholes. About 6" of snow fell two nights ago and still quite a bit remains.
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