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Spring Lake/Lake Desire Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Forest trail that leads to panoramic views from the top of Echo Mountain.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

82%

Runnable

900' 274 m

High

510' 155 m

Low

726' 221 m

Up

703' 214 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Overview

Well maintained trail with natural features for everyone: a bog, a beaver pond and a mountain summit with lake views.

Need to Know

The parking lot is small and can hold five cars. You can park at the nearby Spring Lake boat launch, but you'll need a Washington State Park Discover Pass to park there.

Description

From the trailhead the surface is a gravel road which soon turns into a smooth, flat trail that ascends to connect with the Ridge Trail. This trail has a boardwalk through the bog and a fun "I Am Groot" stump!

From there it ascends further up the Ridge Loop until you see the sign for the trail to Echo Summit. This short, steep trail climbs to the summit of Echo Mountain, which is a bald knob of rock with views of both Spring Lake and Lake Desire, and makes a nice rest stop.

From there it is a fun descent all the way back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

There is an active beaver pond about 1/2 mile into this run - look for it on the left as you make the first creek crossing.

Contacts

Land Manager: King County Parks

Shared By:

Kip Olson

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Active beaver pond along the trail.
Oct 4, 2020 near Maple H…, WA
Boardwalk and bridge on the Ridge Trail.
Oct 4, 2020 near Maple H…, WA
I Am Groot
Oct 4, 2020 near Maple H…, WA

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