DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

12 hours ago

Great hike. There are many switchbacks for the first two thirds of this hike that will really test out your thighs, and much of the trail is rocky with plenty of tree roots to dodge. It's all worth it, though, once you reach the lake. Hiked on a Wednesday, arrived to an empty parking lot at the trailhead at 7am. We took our time on the switchbacks and were at the lake by 9:30-10am. Started to get plenty of people showing up by noon, with the trail practically a downtown Seattle sidewalk worth of foot traffic on the way back down. Arrive early.