Lodge Lake Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, WA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Beautiful hike. The marking was easy to miss, as we did and went a couple miles before figuring it out. But, it extended our hike so alls good.
I like how the scenery changes from trails and then summit views and back to trails again to see the lake.
Nice little hike with wildflowers carpeting the ski slopes and then pleasant mature forest. The largest distraction comes from the highway noise that fills the entire route.
Nice easy hike through wild flowers and raspberry patches , then through Yosemite esk? Forest floor all the way to the lake.
The hike was very easy itself yet we missed the sign to the lake! So me and my group of friends kept on going until we realized we have gone too far! Watch for the sign it's barely visible on the right side and for a path on the right side! Once you're walking and see a pretty lake, be expecting a right turn! Don't miss it! Or you will just end up walking for another at least 16 miles
This was a decent hike for the day. Short, with a fair amount of uphill. We went with a group size of 10. Spent a few hours at the lake. Unfortunately, not much trail around the lake. Next time, will probably bring a pack raft with us and head to the other side of the lake. Scenery was nice for second half of the hike, but the first half is just across the ski lift area. Plenty of parking at the trailhead. When we got to the lake, there's a sign to take you off of the PCT to get to the lake. On our way we met a couple of different groups that missed the sign, and went several miles farther down the trail before realizing their mistake. If you head out here, look for the sign on the tree about 8 feet up or so. Take a right at the sign and the lake is just a matter of feet in front of you.
Lots of terrain but a good hike.
9/19/2015 (Saturday): For those living in Seattle/Eastside, this is the easiest and most accessible section of PCT for tasting this famous trail. In this cloudy/drizzling day, we encountered a couple of PCT through hikers, who started from the Mexico end in April, and a team of PCTA volunteers, who were fixing/enhancing the trail. Because of the weather, the lakes (Beaver and Lodge) did not look attractive. There was no place to actually sit down because the lakeside was quite muddy. From the edge of the ski site to Lodge Lake, the trail is inside forest, so there is no view, but from the ski site, we had a broad view down to I-90 and mountains on the southern side of the road.
I took a group of Boy Scouts on this trail last August. The lakeside campsite is primitive, though there's lots of room for tents. Several hikers came through trying to fish, and it seemed they could not get to a good place to cast as the lake does not have great access. Note, this is a great intro hike for younger hikers. Also, be prepared for bugs.
This is a nice little lake, within a short hike from Snoqualmie pass. Great stop for a quick overnight. We stopped by Lodge lake on a hike from Snoqualmie Pass to Yakima Pass. In August, if you're lucky, you might meet some Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers on their way to Canada from Mexico. We met two during our hike.