Horseshoe Lake Trail

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Horseshoe Lake Trail is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, WA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October.

11.6 miles 3389 feet Out & Back

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Horseshoe Lake is found a couple miles beyond Lake Stuart. You can do the 16 mile out & back as a day trip, or camp at Lake Stuart and head there before returning home the following day. Horseshoe Lake is found a couple miles beyond Lake Stuart. You can do the 16 mile out & back as a day trip, or camp at Lake Stuart and head there before returning home the following day. Follow the lake shore trail past the camp sites. The trail then winds in and out of the forest for two miles. You'll pass a meadow, and then back into the forest where you will look for a horseshoe nailed to a tree. Beyond that you will find the trail to the lake. The last mile covers about 1500 vertical feet to get to the lake.

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2 months ago

1 year ago

No trail past Lake Stuart, a lot of blow down, and a little steep towards the end, otherwise a great 1 day hike. Note, most of the hike out was in the dark back to the trailhead.

1 year ago

Was on my way to hike into the core Enchantments but missed the sign in the dark....ended up at Horseshoe Lake- tranquil, quiet, with few (if any) other hikers. Amazing views! Best mistake I've made yet!!

1 year ago