Norse Peak Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Enumclaw, WA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Puyallup, east 47 miles on State Highway 410 to Crystal Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 7190). Turn left and drive 4 miles to Forest Service Road 7190-410. Parking is on the right side of Crystal Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 7190); the signed trailhead is several hundred yards up Forest Service Road 7190-410.
Definitely a rewarding and beautiful hike. Getting to the lake we had to home through Bullion Basin trail to Norse Peak and then take the pct to the cutoff for Basin Lake on the right. It's a steady climb to the top so with enough time, anyone could get into this lake. We backpacked in and stayed for the night. Fishing was decent with 10 inches being the biggest we caught. The best camp site is on the far end of the lake so make the walk around. Animals (elk, goats and foxes) were abundant and provided some entertainment on the way in and out. Take your camera cause it's definitely scenic. Happy hiking.
Long but beautiful hike. Made it to the peak and got to see some white goats. The view from the top was worth the hike. I might consider backpacking if I do this one again and spend more time hiking down to the lake.