Explore the most popular lake 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.

It was more of a hard trail. Made it .6 miles in and turned back. Solid rocks up the trail. About another mile in there is snow covered in June. We saw beautiful views of our little bit in. It was fun and beautiful just more of a hard trail with the gravel. We did not have poles. I would recommend them.

Spectacular views but tons of trees down on the trail. Made for a slow-going Hike. Not very runnable.

1 day ago

One of my all time favorites! Aasgard Pass is hard but well worth it. I recommend leaving a car at each end. I’ve done it both as a day hike and over several days.

Once you break off from where the trail splits with the Ingalls Pass trail it is a moderate incline up to Fortune Creek Pass. Mostly snow free all the way to the pass. A few feet of snow still remains halfway up the side trail to Lake Ann. Great views.

backpacking
1 day ago

This hike is actually 22 miles round trip but has some stunning views. It's 4 miles to Pete lake which is beautiful and then 7 more to Spectacle lake. There's still a lot of snow near the end of the hike but it is doable with just hiking boots. The temperatures at the lake dropped much lower than we were expecting so if you plan to camp up there, be prepared! The bridge about 2 miles from the lake is also out so you may have to go downstream a bit and wade across.

We got lost several times due to the lack of signage so make sure you have your AllTrails location on so you can direct yourself around and keep track of how far you have gone.

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing views of the mountains and river throughout. The lake is a fantastic finish. Not nearly as crowded as Colchuck, which was nice. Definitely some tough inclines, but you get more than enough breaks to make up for it. LOTS of mosquitoes!

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike. Not super challenging. This time of year make sure to bring good bug spray. Still a little bit of snow, random patches, no need for any special gear.

This was a good hike & pretty views. Tbeo switch backs are fairly steep - it was a bit of a challenge!

hiking
3 days ago

This is one of the best hikes that I have been on. Starts off a bit steep but then once you are off the tree line and enter the clear its a walk in the most breath taking view a mountain can offer then it's a snow hike which we couldn't do because we didnt have the right gears. I enjoyed a lot on this hike. Didn't see a lot of hiker on the way. There are streams of water so that's a good thing.
Saw micro climate change started of sunny then cloudy drizzling in the mid section n snowing on top it was brilliant!
I am no serious hiker found this hike a little difficult but it's ok walk your pace and you should be fine. :)

Beautiful trek! Requires snow shoes, snow trek clothing and equipment.

Great hike!
Starts out pretty easy, but definitely gets more steep towards the end (may be tough for people with creaky knees). It is well maintained and not toooo busy. The view at the top is totally worth it because you can see over the other side and the whole valley is below. Wouldn’t recommend in the rain (might get slippery). Would definitely do again!!

Fab hike but not easy! Not recommended for kids. The way up is intermediate/hard because it’s a lot of ascending and the trail isn’t always obvious. But keep looking at the map for the right direction when you feel a bit lost and you will easily find the trail back again (after battling some bushes, going over logs or stepping over small water streams - it’s an adventurous one!).

Park your car at the huge parking lot from where you can see a building/Nordic centre, you can find the trail opposite it where the road goes up a bit. After some forest you will reach a hilly area which has a huge power tower which feels a bit scary - ascend up the hill where the tower is, pass underneath it, and continue the trail into the forest.

Then it is mostly ascending through the forest. Bring water! It’s tough but fun (keep the lake at the end in mind!). We had some snow about 3/4 in, but it was mostly compact and we managed in trainers and careful walking.

It took us 60 min to get to the lake. When you reach the lake you can find some logs (at the bottom!) of the stream to pass it for better views.

The way down (same route) is a lot easier. Really enjoyed this hike and would recommend - but don’t expect an easy stroll! :)

hiking
11 days ago

Gorgeous hike. Only 2 down trees the entire trip. A tiny bit of snow on the trail but the hike is so worth it. Lake is amazing.

backpacking
14 days ago

Do not use the directions from alltrails. Ended up on someones property. The guy who lived there told us there are two ways to get to Larch lake. One via High Camp. The road to the trail head is closed and many miles long. The second option was to hike chiwaukum lake then onto larch lake. This trail is NOT recommended. Started at 1 pm and arrived at chiwaukum at 1 am. The trail is in terrible condition and the mosquitoes are in full force. Tried the next morning to get to Larch lake but ran into heavy snow melting fast. The views and lake were beautiful.

No dogs. Not sure who comes up with these backwards policies.

No dogs. Come on, WA. Catch up to 2018.

I travel extensively and have hiked all over the place. Very surprised how backwards WA is with their dog policies. Time to catch up with the rest of the Nation. Even the world.

Great hike. Very scenic.

Nice hike! I definitely wouldn't rated as easy though. Little bit of snow on the trail but easy to follow still. Beautiful lake, so worth it.

This was a fun little hike. We hiked early on Saturday and didn’t encounter anyone until coming down. We lost the trail often due to snow and ended up following footprints. We didn’t make it all the way to the lake due to us not having spikes and proper equipment. Overall, I think this would be a manageable and fun hike when the snow melts off a little more.

A little hot and buggy, nice wild flowers. I’d do this trail again but probably earlier in the spring next time.

rock climbing
21 days ago

Through hiked this one in a day last summer with an ascent of the West Ridge of Prusik Peak thrown in for good measure. Stunning scenery. I don't advocate drinking untreated water, but I filled up at a couple stream with no ill effects. Going low (Snow Lakes) to high (Colchuck) makes this a full value day, but the trail gets a bit tough to follow in the dark after rounding Colchuck.

BE AWARE OF THE GLISSADING DANGER ON ASGARD PASS.

hiking
22 days ago

It's was very physical. But worth every step. It was gorgeous, some snow ,but all I needed were some regular shoes with good grip. Even saw a mountain goat. Highly recommended.

backpacking
22 days ago

Hiking through meadows above Rachel and ascending the ridge to see Lila for the first time was one of the most magical moments I have ever experienced. The July (2017) sun warmed up the small lake nicely for refreshing and surprisingly comfortable swims. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

hiking
23 days ago

Overall quite a nice hike. It is a little early still with 1-2 feet of snow on the road. I walked an extra 1.5 miles to get to the TH. There was also 1-2+ feet of packed snow from about 1/3rd of the way up to the top. Views from the top were great and worth it, but likely worth waiting for the snow to melt further.

hiking
23 days ago

I saw this hike on the app just as I was losing cell signal. The trailhead is not easy to find but it's directly opposite the Nordic Center building.

After a short jaunt in the forest, I ended up on a service road and then underneath a huge powerline tower that audibly buzzes. Looked for neon-colored plastic flags to help you find the trail.

Back under the trees, snow covered the trail for most of the remainder of the hike, sometimes several feet. Because of that, I lost the trail several times but eventually re-joined the path.

Lots of downed trees around the lake made it tough to move around the shore but it's quite a spectacular view.

Maybe, it's easier when the snow is all melted, but I would not rate this hike as EASY. It was satisfying though.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked on Memorial day weekend. Turned out to be 6.6 miles. Absolutely lovely hike (except for the mosquito's). Was surprised by all the charred wood/trees (must have been hit by all the forest fires last year). Some of the trail was under water, but lots of logs were laid down to help us cross. The lake views at the end made the trek worth it. The 3 mi drive up the gravelly road is bouncy. Loved all the water elements (streams, pond, lake, water falls) along the way!

hiking
23 days ago

Mixed feelings on this one, having been to many other pristine Alpine Lakes. Definitely not a hike for a warm day, as you’re completely exposed to the sun. It’s tedious and uphill the entire time. The surrounding vistas are beautiful. The “lower lake” is absolutely gorgeous; Eightmile Lake itself is somewhat disappointing, the area around it is mostly charred remnants of previous forest fire damage, and the fact that it has an artificial concrete control wall at its mouth, as well as rock buildup, is displeasing. I would not choose to visit again.

backpacking
23 days ago

Bridge was burned and un-crossable. Be careful with dogs and kids.

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