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9.9 mile 15.9 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,081' 939 m
Descent: -517' -157 m
High: 3,824' 1,165 m
Low: 1,209' 368 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Vikram Sahney

A long trail to a large quiet lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Vikram Sahney

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall

Description

This trail begins shortly after the Middle Fork Campground (accessed via the newly paved (2016) Middle Fork road) and provides a long route through the valley to a large and quiet lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The trail is fairly flat with minimal gain over the first 6 miles. Then you gain nearly 2,000 feet over the next 4 miles as you work your way up to the stunning Alpine Lake. There's easy swim access for the bold!

Otter Falls is a worthwhile detour from the route and is signed.

It's worth noting that there are no toilet facilities or services at the trailhead, but there is a pit toilet at Middle Fork Trailhead nearby.

Campsites can be found at the lake, but fill up quickly in peak season. Go early!

Flora & Fauna

Salmonberries can be found!

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Sep 8, 2018
Vikram Sahney
Ran ~4 miles on this as part of the Middle Fork 50K 4mi
Jul 27, 2018
AJ Ritter
After the turnoff from Taylor River trail it gets rough for last 2 miles. Only went to Snoqualmie lake. Rating is for distance and last 2 miles.

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  4.0 from 4 votes

#6960

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#350

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#6,960

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