Diablo Lake Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Diablo Lake Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marblemount, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until September.

6.9 miles 1777 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

Directions from Highway 20: At mile marker 127.5 turn on to Diablo Dam Road and drive one mile to Sourdough Creek parking area.

hiking
3 months ago

Very pretty hike!

3 months ago

So dissapointed in this hike. the views from the parking lot or even driving around the lake are better. I would never recommend this to anyone, hike up to the top, have a little view point, then you hike back down the other side to the lake for not much, only to see a dam. If you are going to do that, i recommend timing it with the ferry since we would have had to wait 3 hours for the ferry so we made the awful hike back up.

hiking
3 months ago

Best day trail we've done since I've come up to the area. make sure you reach the bottom at the end and take a couple (very. . .very short) swims. From what I've heard the water is glacier fed. From what I felt, I believe it! We got lazy after swimming and took the ferry back... be sure to bring cash (10 per person) if you want to take the boat back!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, easier hike with not too much elevation change. We did it as a second hike of the day and had no problems, minus getting lost at the Ross Dam end thinking there would be a lookout. A few good views of the lake and surrounding mountains, but by far not the best hike in the area.

hiking
5 months ago

It definitely had some great views, at times. However skip this of you want to separate yourself from all things manmade. It is a good hike for beginners and those with so so knees. Very mild elevation gain.

7 months ago

lost...did not finish

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful, warm, spring day. Lovely views of the surrounding mountains and lots of water in the creek beds. Not many flowers yet. One person in our group went swimming, twice. We hiked from the parking lot up to the suspension bridge and back.

10 months ago

hiking
2 years ago

Nice trail hike for some good exercise. Not many amazing views however as trees obstruct a lot of the nice views. Overall it was an enjoyable hike but there are many other hikes in the area the provide better scenary.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice hike when the snow is still in the mountains. We have never seen so many lady slippers in our lives! They were all along the trail.

walking
5 years ago

A nice stop and hike to do if you have time while passing through the North Cascades but doesn't come close to what awaits you in the heart of the park. Family friendly and very beautiful to be down in the iridescent glacial blue waters of Diablo. Always enchanting.