Ancient Lakes Trail

EASY 114 reviews

Ancient Lakes Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quincy, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Suitable for all.

1 month ago

Amazing views .easy fun trail .do go to the waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with lots to see!!

3 months ago

This was nice and easy. We did the entire loop, which was way more than 4.7 miles, but we also walked across the rocks to the waterfall by the lake. Once we got to the waterfall, we climbed up to the top of it. The views were even more amazing from up there. Did run into one rattlesnake, but it didn't bother with us.

5 months ago

Was super easy to get to. I like the heat but the heat there was ridiculous. When you go to get water at night with a light, bring a head net... views were pretty good if you climb the canyon a little bit. But the heat made me not want to think of that weekend ever again

backpacking
5 months ago

This hike is easy in the sense of distance and little elevation gain, but the heat made it miserable. I would only recommend going out here during cooler weather. The area does have some different scenery compared to other parts of Washington that I am used to, and it was beautiful, but the heat made me never want to go back.

5 months ago

Easy path hardly any incline at all. Beautiful rock views along the way...hike is broken up with water fall mid way , and then a lake. Beautiful flowers around the water spots.

Really enjoyable "high dessert" hike. If looking to get away from normal green dense forest hikes in WA, would check it out. Bring lots of water cause via little cloud cover in this part of WA in summer .

backpacking
5 months ago

This is my all time favorite 1 nighter small backpacking excursion. I have done it countless times. It's short enough for the whole family but has extensions to make any level hiker happy. There aren't to many designated camp sites but you will find plenty of flat ground to put a tent down, on the top of the hill there are multiple stone fire pits, just a note.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Road my bike in with no problem love this trail

backpacking
7 months ago

My absolute favorite short hike in Washington! Super easy, amazing views, awesome camping spots, and doesn't take that long

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike. Trails were good my wife and I had a blast. As soon as it warms up some more we going to do it again.

hiking
7 months ago

I went to hike this about a week ago, sadly my hike was cut short due to too many rattlesnake run ins for my comfort. I also had my young son with me and didn't want to risk getting harmed on our adventure. However, this would have been a beautiful hike and fairly easy. I plan to come back at a better time of year to complete this trail. Just be vigilant and aware of your surroundings and footing as you go about your hike.

camping
7 months ago

Overall it was an awesome hike. Not too hard, but do stay on trails because of rattlesnakes. Love how there's so much open areas to camp that you don't have to be next to people.

8 months ago

This was a nice Mother's day hike. My 8 yo son made it just fine. It is kind of dusty on the well traveled paths and rocky along the lakes. I think 10° warmer and you would run into rattle snakes.

8 months ago

Great for trail running!

8 months ago

Unique hike! It's fun to go off trail without fear of getting lost. I also enjoy climbing up to the top of the far waterfall for an astonishing view

8 months ago

Beautiful hike. Should be rated as moderate if you hike up to the waterfalls over and up the rocks. Plenty of water for dogs at the beginning or end of the trail (depending on which lot you parked in).

8 months ago

this was a nice peaceful hike, busy trial, waterfall is beatiful

8 months ago

We did not make the loop because we did not read the map. Followed the trail that was parallel to the Columbia. Gorgeous scenery Lakes or no Lakes.

camping
9 months ago

So easily accessible, it was nice to load up my backpack with some luxuries and camp like a king for a few nights. Having to port water for myself and 2 dogs who weigh as much as me was a drag though and it's a good thing the hike in was so easy because my pack was way too heavy for the first time carrying any real weight this year. Several other campsites set up despite it being during the week in April. Would not return on a weekend.

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