Mountain Lake and Twin Lakes Trail is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Olga, WA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.
Cloudy, cool day. We had done Mt Lake loop several times before so wanted something new and added the Twin Lakes extension including the loops around both. Parked at the second small lot closer to the Twin Lakes end of Mt Lake. So many great views of each of the three lakes. Just above the larger Twin Lake encountered the private property of the YMCA which also should be accessible via Raccoon Point road and it's connecting roads. We respected the private property and turned back. Overall the trails were very well maintained with excellent signage. Encountered a number of other hikers around Mt Lake but only few on the trail to and around Twin Lakes. Although rated moderate difficulty, I would rate it easy and recommend for anyone preferring a beautiful hike away from crowds.
Cloudy day but amazing walk in the woods with my daughter.
My husband and I were headed to the Cascade Lake Loop and wound up going up the Mountain Lake trail. It was very steep at parts and by the end we were really sick of hills. This hike kicked our butts in terms of terrain, though we are what I'd consider beginners. When we arrived at Mountain Lake we were so happy to see there weren't many people there. Our 16 month old was able to get out of the backpack and run on the trail in bare feet, too.
The lack of people on the trail was what made it the best for us. If you're looking to get away from society for a bit, this is a great place to retreat.
This is a beautiful trail and great for running. When you get to the loops the lakes are serene and quiet. I ran this alot when I lived on Orcas. I would rate this my favorite.