Anderson and Watson Lakes Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Anderson and Watson Lakes Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1797 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on Baker Lake Highway (Forest Road #11). Continue for 14 miles to the Baker Dam Road and turn right. Drive past the Puget Sound Energy Kulshan Campground and across the Upper Baker Dam. After crossing the dam, turn left on Road #1107. Follow this road for 8 miles and then go left on Road #1107022. The trailhead and parking area are located on the right.

hiking
3 days ago

Absolutely stunning! Definitely take the time to walk to the second lake of Watson Lakes; a quick hike from the first lake and well worth it. The entire hike is just fabulous!

hiking
11 days ago

Love this hike! The beauty throughout this hike is picture perfect. My favorite

21 days ago

Views were beautiful, make sure to bring the strongest bug spray you feel comfortable using if you're going to actually head down to the lakes.

hiking
23 days ago

Gorgeous hike. The lake was warm enough for swimming. Bugs can be annoying.
Gravel road is ok.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Big asterisk on my hike. I went too early in the season (June of 2017). Absolutely beautiful but it wasn't as much of a hike....more of a labored trudge thru snow. Watson lake wasn't accessible unless you pack specifically for it during this season. Hard to enjoy the area because of how tired I was. I will probably return in July or August.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of snow still, had to hike a mile or so to get to the actual trailhead. Made it to Anderson lake, didn't try to get up to Watson due to the snow and how tired we already were. I would wait a few more weeks before hiking this one.

hiking
2 months ago

9 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

G to last lake for most privacy and best camp spots! Beautiful lake, great mountain views all without too much effort (just equal effort on way in and out) . Lots of blueberries when in season! One downfall is lots of bugs.

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

This is an absolutely beautiful hike. The roads are good and the trail conditions are great. It would be a 5 star if not for the bugs. Take plenty of bug spray!

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

fly fishing
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

awesome scenery

hiking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

hiking
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Hiked this one with a friend. Still plenty of snow. Road up to parking was in good shape up to where the snow was covering the road. Not much of a chance to get up the big hill with the snow, so we just hiked from there. Didn't make it into the lakes due to the snow. Will have to try this one again later in the spring.

camping
Friday, September 19, 2014

We went to Watson Lakes. Beautiful setting, some nice camp sites, or easily done as a day hike.