Thunder Mountain Lakes Trail

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Thunder Mountain Lakes Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, WA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October.

10.6 miles 5036 feet Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
3 months ago

Stunning lakes backed by rocky peaks. I started at the Tunnel Creek TH and hiked up to the PCT junction. From there headed south to Trap Pass. From the pass there is a boot path heading south that starts through the trees before quickly breaking out onto a rocky ridge that leads all the way to the lakes. Just a couple of small snow patches that are easily crossed. If you lose the trail just follow along the ridge and you will eventually pick it up again. Several scrambling opportunities at the lakes such as Nimbus Peak, Thunder Mountain, and Thor Mountain. A few weekend backpackers were heading down as I was heading up so only a few people remained at the upper lake. One of my favorite hikes this year