Dewey Lake Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Dewey Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Enumclaw, WA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from July until October.

6.1 miles 1469 feet Out & Back

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

nice peacefull lake great hike will do it again

hiking
1 month ago

Quite icy in late October! It's a narrow trail so it's a bit scary without good boots. Wound up on this trail although we meant to take Naches Loop. Still good fun, but had to turn around and hike the highway back because of the condition and daylight fading fast.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We did this with our 4 daughters, ages 10, 8, 5, and 2.5 and loved it. One of my new favorite hikes. We stopped and lunched at the smaller lake on the right, and took a dip in the lake to cool off. The views on the hike back were breathtaking!

backpacking
3 months ago

Gorgeous and worth a fairly intense hike back up from the lake. Too bad it's so popular - we were kept awake by rowdy campers down the way from us. Beauty A+ / Peace and quiet C-

hiking
3 months ago

it was peaceful and quiet.

4 months ago

hiked down to the lake and hungout for about an hour. Than hiked around the lake and back up. Crazy pretty views. And the lake was crystal!

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Great views and photo ops on the way up. Leg burner heading back up from the lake. We stayed one night. Managed to catch a couple of fish too!

1 year ago

Gorgeous, even when covered in fog and clouds. Not too many people on PCT early in the morning. It picked up around lunch time. The trail was moderate as advertised...if you leave early enough you could make a good run of it.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Quite a few people no matter what day it is. Great trail and dogs are welcome if your only doing the Tipsoo Loop. The weather kind of set in on us once we started down the back side to the lake so I'll have to do it again when it's sunny. Little kids were all over this trail too. Lots of campers.

Again, please encourage people to pack out what they pack in. We came across a couple of camps where people just left gear and trash that they obviously didn't care about using again or throwing away. That's too bad....

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

VERY popular! Very VERY popular!!! Trails are well groomed, and there are plenty of photo ops along the way. Parking at Tipsoo Lake, follow the Naches Loop sign. There's a marker a few yards in directing you to Dewey Lake. About 1 hour drive out of Enumclaw up Hwy 410.

1 year ago

Nice hike, not hard but lots of people so solitude is out of the question.

hiking
1 year ago

**Dogs NOT allowed on most-popular route.

Don't miss this trail. Stunning views, forests, meadows, pristine lakes. It's hard to ask for more from a day hike.

There are 3 ways to get to Dewey Lakes: 1) from the PCT starting at the top of Chinook Pass, 2) from the Naches Loop Trail starting at Tipsoo Lake, and 3) a much longer out-and-back from the Mesatchee Creek Trail (#969) and the main Dewey Lake Trail (#968) starting at 410 just east of the winter road block (accessible year-round).

**Option 1 starts in Rainier National Park where dogs are not allowed. If you have dogs, start at the top of Chinook on the PCT and take Option 2. That said, Option 1 is the most scenic as you get spectacular views of the volcano for the first 1.5 miles or so.

My wife and I started with Option 1 and finished at Option 2, then took the connector trail past Tipsoo Lake back to the car (an additional 1/2 mile or so). We hiked in early July, and there were plenty of wildflowers but we were past the most spectacular blooming period.

1 year ago

Great hike but if the wind wasn't blowing the Mosquitos would carry you away.

hiking
1 year ago

Good little hike. Didn't do the loop though. Hiked some of the spine of the mountains. Very steep grades. Took my dog. He did well. We also climbed to the tall point that sits above the lake. I wouldn't suggest. Very steep and dangerous. A lot taller than it looks

hiking
1 year ago

camping
1 year ago

We tried this trail over Memorial Day weekend. Usually this is way too early for this hike, but with the low snow year, we thought that we would give it a try. We met up with a ranger in the parking lot who recommended the south trail to the lake because the north trail was pretty dangerous due to icy snow conditions. The trail was mostly snow covered for the first 1.5 miles and the trail was hard to find at times. Once we reached the top of the ridge and started hiking down to the lake, the trail was clear and only occasional snow. There was snow around the lake, but we were able to find some dry places to camp.