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Hidden Lake Trail #745

 4.8 (12)

4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


63%

Runnable

3,283' 1,001 m

Ascent

-61' -19 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

6,815' 2,077 m

High

3,586' 1,093 m

Low

Shared By R Craig

Conditions


All Clear 14 days ago
Dry - Small snow crossing closer towards the end but nothing crazy. No crampons or ice axe needed. Parking is minimal at TH. History

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

R Craig

Dogs Off-leash

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

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
Mary Koenig

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