Cora Lake Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mineral, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Easy hike, but worth it. There are several falls before the lake, the lake is serene and pretty. There is a fire ring at the lake. This trail actually has a TH on FS 8420 and one on FS 8440. It also intersects with #251. Didn't see or hear anybody, but there were dirt bike tracks on the trail.
Nice easy incline all the way up. Tadpoles were in full bloom...fun to watch. Fished for a few hours to no avail, but that's why it's called fishing, not catching. A few folks came and went, but pretty quiet day.
8/3/16 Talk about bang for the buck. It's only .75 miles each way, but you get some very beautiful waterfalls, and some beautiful stone steps that the water rolls over after one of them. It looks like the stone was almost sculpted to form steps. It's August 4 and though my dad and I finished the lake for about an hour we didn't get so much as one bite of the water was green, clear, and absolutely beautiful. I wish we could've stayed longer-I would have walked around the entire leg just to enjoy the beauty, but we had to go. This is a hike well worth the time and I will certainly return.
Easy trail. Closer to 1.5 miles out and back. You have to cross a stream that flows out of Cora Lake twice which in the spring can be a little difficult without getting wet. The lake and area surrounding are absolutely beautiful.