Surprise Creek Trail to Surprise and Glacier Lakes

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Surprise Creek Trail to Surprise and Glacier Lakes is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, WA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.3 miles 2867 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Everett, E on US 2 to mile marker 58. Right on FSR 840, bear left on FSR 840, cross Tye River, cross railroad tracks, bear Right to stay on FSR 840. Trailhead is in 0.4 miles


1 month ago


6 months ago

Great trail...


10 months ago

backpacking

Great Hike, Beautiful Forest and rushing waters. Surprise Lake is serene, then short hike to Glacier Lake where we did an overnighter. Amazing scenery. Across the lake is Spark plug Mountain with lots of talus fields down to the water's edge. Around 3:00am awoke to massive boulder slide down the talus field across the lake, couldn't see it because of night and fog, but the sound was...Awesome. Drizzled the whole time and lots of fog at the lakes, but still enjoyed this hike, very rewarding!


11 months ago

hiking

Lovely. This was a day hike I the fall of 2010 and I still want to backpack it to Glacier Lakes. There's lots to feast your eyes on.


11 months ago

hiking


1 year ago

hiking

Hiked to Surprise Lake yesterday. What a beautiful hike. Good elevation gain, kicked my butt, but it was worth it when we got there. Lots of butterflies on the trail.


1 year ago

hiking


1 year ago

Great one night backpack trip. No bugs at the lake. perfect weather.