Lake Lillian Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 54. Left off freeway for .3 miles. Right on FSR 4832 for 5 miles. Left on FSR 4934 for .5 miles to parking area. Trailhead is a short walk down FSR 4934
Still Snowed over, extremely hard to find the trail and dangerous without proper snow gear. made it within a mile and half to the lake before we turned around. Awesome hike though especially in a few more weeks when the snow melts
Love it. Rocky reach approach is difficult but much more worth it for the distance. Also continue in to the Rampart lakes from here
08/27/2014 - If you would like to visit the lake without the distance, make your approach via Rocky Run. From the trailhead it is less than a mile to the lake. We also took the side trail to Lake Laura which is worth the trip. The trail is pretty steep at parts and it was tricky for our Weimaraner to make the incline. Trekking poles are advised.
Driving directions: From Seattle head east on I-90. Take exit 54 (signed for Gold Creek), turn left and cross under the overpass then shortly turn right onto Gold Creek Rd (NFD 4832). Go approx 2.5 miles until the road changes to gravel, then continue on gravel turning left approx 4.3 miles from freeway at unmarked fork (NFD 136). Stay right at the next fork and continue to the open area at the hairpin turn (total distance 6.2 miles from the freeway). Please note that this road has minor washouts and very heavy brush that may scratch your vehicle.
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Long hike with a lot of steep inclines. It was a 15.5 miles from parking, to lake and back again.