Minotaur Lake Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from May until November.
Short but steep trail to some beautiful lakes and great 360° views from the top of Labyrinth. The dirt road to the trail head was in surprisingly good condition, although the brown trail signs are completely worn down and unreadable. Expect up to a dozen cars at the trail head where parking is tight. Due to lots of pine needles, downed trees etc. I found the trail much easier to follow on the way down than on the way up. So it may require some basic navigational skills. After several switchbacks the trail flattens out just before Minotaur Lake. To get to the top of Labyrinth, follow the right side of the lake which offers nice views of Theseus Lake down below. Stay on the ridge that splits the 2 lakes and keep following the boot path up the mountain. Halfway up the slope the trail comes to a Y - take it left and it will switchback straight up the remainder of the way. Once at the top of the ridge the peak to the right (north) is the official summit.