Explore the most popular fishing trails in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

completed 8/15. Longer and harder than you would expect. pretty when you get there, but I don't know why anyone would do this hike unless they are going to the core enchantments, which is where the real magic is. gave it 4 stars because it was the perfect base camp.

Perfect and easy little hike!

Exactly what we expected, easy hike. Our favorite parts were the lower river crossing and Cedar Swamp.

To hike uphill almost 1400m and all the way back down requires a good effort of your knees. It took me about 9h30m to do the whole trek in and out (including some stops for pictures and snacks). The time could have been closer to 9hs if my wife hadn't hurt her knees on three way down. This might be redundant, but keep track of your water, energy and legs. There's a few places that allows you to refill your water along the trail. The landscape is wonderful and the arrival at both lakes is revigorating. Go for it with lots of energy and don't give up on the switchback. Just go on without hurry.

Arrived at the trailhead at 7am today and there was only one other car in the parking lot, so if you're not a fan of crowded hikes, now is the time to do Tuck and Robin! We ended up meeting a few people on the trail, but for the most part, we felt like we had the lakes to ourselves.

There are multiple stream crossings on this trail, so definitely recommend waterproof boots.

It was also in the 30s at the TH and pretty windy at Tuck, so would also recommend warm layers.

never seen better. pain in the ass but worth it.

This is a lovely hike that is worth the views. I biked up the first 2.4 miles, decided it was safer for my skill level to hike the rest :). I saw 4 others who biked the whole trail, I would recommend it for fit, skilled riders. The usual dirt, rocks, roots and stream crossings (that didn’t get your feet wet at this time of year). It’s always fun to reach the PCT and see through-hikers about ready to finish that incredible journey.

backpacking
1 month ago

It was in the low 20’s last weekend up there, perfectly clear. Our GPS read closer to 19 miles total. Hiked up above Robin and then bushwhacked down diagonal across granite to the trail. Definitely confusing after Tuck lake. Stay to left of Tuck Pot, climb up a bunch of granite areas scrambling. So many goat trails branching off to confuse folks. We had goats at night and the dog freaked inside the tent, oh well. No goats after that. Little creeks are frozen in the mornings. I’m 68, so you can make it, also. It is quite steep and my legs are still sore. Real pretty up there.

Nice, easy hike to bring the dogs on. Easy to access. Gorgeous golden larches everywhere! .

Great hike with some amazing view points and beautiful lakes!!!

Wonderful meandering walk I would call it. It was well worn and had some nice views. Saw a lot of nice people out for a stroll. I had packed a lunch for my little buddy and I so we stopped at the concrete wall viewpoint and enjoyed the views with a glass of wine

hiking
1 month ago

Favorite hiking spot thus far! We can’t wait to go back.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day, nicely marked trail. Pretty Fall colors. Fabulous rock carvings from icicle creek. WTA directions lead us right to the trail. Took me just under 2 hours. 4.5miles. Then back to Leavenworth for cider and brats!

hiking
1 month ago

This is truly a HARD hike. first 3 miles are leisurely, then the inclines start. Slight at first, but then... thigh burning work out! Started the hike around 9am, has lunch at Tuck Lake. Beautiful. Dress in layers because the weather changes quickly up there. The way to Robin Lake is really unclear. Follow the cairnes! There multiple routes, just based on how easily you can climb or scale terrain. Other hikers on the trail were very helpful and kept our group motivated. The view from up top is so worth it. Coming down was quicker. we got back to the car around 6pm. A FULL day hike. Most hikers stay the night. ensure you get off the mountain before the sun sets.

birding
1 month ago

Interesting terrain that changes elevation regularly. A lot of burned trees, some young trees. Beautiful fall colors. But, many unnecessary switchbacks, felt like a goat trail. Good news...Pretty streams along much of the way, and not crowded at all on a Friday. Definitely moderate hiking but not as satisfying at the end as Stuart Lake— construction on the dam wrecks the view. Probably not on my list to do again.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike for autumn. Went on a weekday and saw 1 other person. A little cooler made for perfect temps. No bugs. Leafy trees were showing off their colors and Cooper Lake is a beautiful payoff at the end.

Only reason I give it a 4 instead of 5 is the trail actually ends at a road (FS road 4616 I think). You’re only 100 yards or so from the lake but I had to walk up the road a bit to find a way down to the water. Not ideal. Also, I have a pet peeve about hiking to places that I could’ve actually driven to, but maybe that’s just me.

Anyway, nice 7ish mile round trip, beautiful day, can’t complain. Now that I’ve been there though, next time I plan to start at Cooper Lake and hike up to Pete Lake. No roads up there. Perfect.

walking
1 month ago

We wanted a fairly easy trail with a lot of beauty and this was perfect. Many bridges, water, etc... To see. We brought sandwiches and sat on rocks right by the river and enjoyed lunch. Great hike for people of all ages.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike with 11 relatively new Boy Scouts on Saturday 9/22. Started hike about 12:30 PM. Parking lot fairly full. Misty, very easy hike up to the lake. The mist turned to rain in the early evening. Minimal firewood available in the immediate area. Plenty of space for tents and hammocks with tree coverage. The scouts woke up Sunday to a nice layer of ice over everything. Boots and wet clothes left out were solid. After a warm meal, we all were excited to get a glimpse of the sheep on the mountain. No sunscreen or bug repellent necessary. Hand warmers, yes!

90% of the traffic was day hikers and most not aware of trail ethics. Scouts did a great job of stepping off trail for those going up and down. We also scoured our camp spot and the surrounding area of all trash.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail. Nice walk after breakfast not to many bugs.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, beautiful views of the water along the trip! Definitely recommend.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful views throughout. This loop is slightly less than 4 miles. Not sure how they're measuring 4.5. Trail is in awesome shape.

This loop is beautiful! We got some many great fall pictures! It’s a really easy hike but the river and trees surround you are great! Worth the time! Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists.

It does not have a stunning scenery but it was very peaceful easy walking along the pathway and sitting on the big rocks and looking down the lake from it and it was the most peaceful moment ever and also so good for meditation :) It’s the best part of this hiking! It’s probably good for fall and easy hiking!

hiking
2 months ago

This is an ambitious day hike but better than colchuck after 5 miles in. Also don’t need to drive that dreaded dirt road. Must dedicate all day. Two lakes and in between had stunning beauty. Also saw a deer, goats, and even a brown bear all right along trail.

Fantastic family hike. We loved that it was a loop trail instead of the typical out and back that most hikes are. We recommend that you take the trail clockwise, especially if you are taking kids. Clockwise seems to have more upfront things to look at, while counterclockwise starts out with about a mile of forest views that are serene, but not as engaging as the falls and rapids you get going clockwise. Overall a truly enjoyable outing for our whole family.

2 months ago

Fairly easy hike. Beautiful views! Had lunch at sheep lake and waded out in the water. Not much shade do bring sunscreen. No bitting bugs.

Pretty hike. Went in the late afternoon and no one was on the trail.

bugs have mostly died off! amazing area. the hike has a very steady incline... pretty easy on the knees

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