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Malachite Lake Trail #1064.1

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A short but steep run to beautiful Lake Malachite.


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0.2

Miles

0.4

KM

75%

Runnable

4,094' 1,248 m

High

3,956' 1,206 m

Low

138' 42 m

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11%

Avg Grade (7°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

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This trail is in wilderness and requires registration at the trailhead

Description

This trail is short, but you'll have to climb over 2,500 feet and over 3.5 miles along the West Fork Foss Trail #1064 to get to the beginning of it. The intersection with West Fork Foss Trail #1064 is somewhat clear as there are two signs (a little high up) on a large tree. The top one says "No Camp Fires" and the bottom "Malachite Lake" with an arrow.

The trail heads in the opposite direction of West Fork Foss Trail #1064, and very quickly begins to climb up towards Malachite Lake. You'll ascend about 150 feet in only about 500 feet, but this steep section is well worth the fantastic views at the top. The trail only follows the bank of the lake a short ways, but the log dam and shore are definitely worth spending some time at.

Copper Lake is only another 0.3 flat miles along West Fork Foss Trail #1064 from the beginning of Malachite Lake Trail so be sure to check it out too if you've come all this way.

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Lake Malachite
Oct 15, 2018 near Skykomish, WA
Split Copper Lake / Malachite Lake
Oct 15, 2018 near Skykomish, WA
Lake Malachite
Oct 15, 2018 near Skykomish, WA

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