Barclay Lake Trail

EASY 132 reviews

Barclay Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Baring, 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

wild flowers

A Recreation Pass required for this trail.

24 days ago

The trail was easy some ups and down mount baring was amazing with snow some awesome avalanches the lake was pretty.

fly fishing
28 days ago

Nice hike with great old growth forest. Trail well maintained, surprised how many peeps were up there on a cold November morning. Easy hike, even for kids

hiking
2 months ago

well established trail, fun rain or shine

camping
2 months ago

The area around the lake has a lot to offer. Only downside is people need to stop feeding the animals. I've never seen chipmunk's and mice approach people and their food as they are eating it. They were persistently trying to get our food whenever we brought it down from the bear bag.

backpacking
3 months ago

Love this trip! Quick weekend getaway for backpacking.
Last time we went, there were squirrel suit jumpers that landed right by our tent, so cool!!

camping
3 months ago

It was very Fun.

4 months ago

Great hike for kids mostly flat big hills and the lake is pretty awesome at the end. I would do this hike on a Sunday because traffic leaving there is horrendous during the summer.

4 months ago

nice easy hike,

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy hike, not much of an incline at all. Lots of sandy beaches at the lake and room to camp. Not a lot of parking at trailhead. Great for kids!

hiking
5 months ago

I did this hike for the first time Saturday after my sister (an avid hiker) recommended it as a good hike to take my daughter on. She is 3 1/2 and did the whole hike herself! It's perfect for kids. We found many campers along the stunning lake as well. Easy hike with gorgeous scenery as you walk along a well maintained trail following the river. End at the lake where you can relax for a bit, and even swim or fish before heading black to your car. It was pretty packed and parking was a slight issue but otherwise a great hike.

5 months ago

Great family hike. Trail is pretty rocky and filled with roots, but my kids (9 and 5) were able to manage just fine. Just pay attention where you step, so you don't land funny on your ankle. Lots of places at the end to have a quiet lunch. We arrived at 10:15 on Thursday and there was about 6 cars in the lot. The forest service road is long and with some blind corners/areas not wide enough for 2 cars, you're best to go slow.

hiking
5 months ago

nice hike with beautiful views at the lake

hiking
5 months ago

Great family friendly hike. On a Saturday there where quite a few cars parked lining the road to the trail head. It was surprisingly not all that crowded! If you go all the way to the far end of the lake you can even find a spot alone waterside.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy. Epic. Have pass ready, the rangers make their pay checks on this one. Crowded.. but still badass.

6 months ago

Nice short hike very little elevation gain

hiking
6 months ago

Good, easy hike the lake is beautiful. Lots of traffic and sometimes hard to find parking.

6 months ago

Super easy trail. Easy hike for all ages. Plenty of campsites. Looks like the fishing was good also. Watched a couple guys fish for awhile. My only complaint is the campsites are right off the trail. So not very private on highly trafficked days.

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy hike for the distance. Get there early to avoid heavy foot traffic. We arrived at 8:30am and didn't pass many people until we were walking back. The road up is not very wide with steep drop offs so I would say avoid if this scares you, especially passing cars on the way down. Other than that the views and scenery make this hike worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Great family hike. parking is crowded but it's worth it. the lake is beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

Took a day hike with two coworkers and 3 dogs. This is the second time I have done this hike and have yet to see it fully clear with the mountains but beautiful lake.
Good for all skill levels. The bridge would be the biggest concern I see with taking kids but doable. Trail was well cleared and dry. you go over two small streams. I would love to come here in the summer for a day or even an overnight visit.

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