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Beaver Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Darrington, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 88 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Kayla K.
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HikingBridge outBugs

Very easy trail, also very overgrown. There is a spot where you can pull off the trail (about .7 miles in) and there is a nice gravel bar and you can make a fire, fish, or swim, there is a great view of a snow covered mountain in the distance. Further down the trail, the bridge is still out. But over all you can still have a lot of fun on this trail.

Keith Platinum
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HikingBridge outOver grown

This trail is easy walk that has a lot of stinging nettles. Halfway they there is a very large downed tree that is tricky to navigate. You cannot make it to the end of the trail because a tree has fallen and taken down the bridge. This was a nice stroll, but there are other better hikes in the area.

Chrishelle Sentman
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HikingBridge outOver grown

The trail overall was nice, easy and family friendly. Only two things for a heads up... there’s a few down trees you have to climb over that are a little difficult, one in particular you have to basically hug the tree on your belly and find good footing on the other side (by the river) my dad is 61 and was able to cross it but it was a struggle. The trail is also a tad bit overgrown nothing crazy but there is A LOT of stinging needles so wear pants if you can.. & at the very end 1/2 of the beaver look out bridge is demolished due to down trees. Regardless of those little minor details the trail was fun and a good start to the nice weather!

Paul Poputa-Clean
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Hiking

made it about half way. a downed tree blocked the trail and didn't want to risk it with the toddler. Very much enjoyed the part we did get to hike

KT Michaelson
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Peter Jensen
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HikingOver grown

Nice enough walk if not for the over growth and the sheer abundance of stinging nettle. Don’t wear shorts unless you have knee socks. Needs to be cut down in order to be enjoyed.

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Sean Wilson
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Hiking

The trail is short due to the bridge at the Beaver Pond being busted. Lots of over growth, but a fun easy hike with dogs and 4.5 year old. Beautiful views of the river and the mountains in the background.

Jason B.
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HikingOver grown

This is a nice little trail, but it needs to be maintained much better. The guy who mentioned a machete was not kidding! About 1/ third of a mile and we turned around because it was way too overgrown.

rod hamm
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Just a walk in the woods, sort of along the river. The bridge is out over Beaver Lake, and there is No other route. oh, and bring a machete. yes, really...

Chandra Cardwell
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HikingBridge outMuddy

Easy and fun little hike. Little bit of muddy spots here and there but overall a well maintained trail. The bridge was out but still able to get nice views of the river. Took our boys (10, 7 and 5) and they enjoyed it as well. Stopped down by the river for lunch, very beautiful spot!

Anna Kirchan
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Very pretty. Bridge is still out but my dogs loved it.

Nicole Donohue
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Hiking

My kids (8 and 16 years old) and I enjoyed a nice, easy, relaxing hike to Beaver Lake today. This short n sweet hike offered a handful of opportunities to walk down the Sauk River and enjoy a nice cool down on a hot day. Beware of the stinging nettles on the trails edge reaching toward shins. Also the bridge at Beaver Lake is broken and temporary closed. ** There’s a Bald faced hornet nest somewhere under the bridge. We saw a few bees and my youngest was stung twice. Still a fantastic, easy hike with beautiful scenery.

Morgan Ardoin
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Nice well maintained walk until the big broken bridge. We couldn’t make it over with a baby so couldn’t get to the lake

Sophia O
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Hiking

Great easy hike along the Sauk River. Great views on the drive in and even from the main parking area. There are a lot of new trees that have fallen and make the trail a bit challenging in some spots.

Kristine Budnick
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Walking

Not our intended trail for the day, but due to the road being closed this is why we ended up. only saw one other person and enjoyed a nice peaceful walk along the river nothing really exciting at all but we were outside and it was a nice day that's all there is to it! :)

Serenity Lundquist
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Hiking

Good hike, dog friendly and to sit by the river was beautiful with the views here. Not a lot of bugs either.

Jennifer Sharp
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Chalk this up to a leisure 4 mile walk/ trail along the river. Awesome views of the mountain. Muddy in most spots. Dog friendly. Plenty of parking at trailhead along with restroom facilities.

Stephanie Claytor
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Meh. The river along the trail was beautiful, but the muddy pond was hardly a destination!

Crissy Ward
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Hiking

Amazing views. Fun swimming hole! Loved it.

Joanne Schultz
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with lost of sweet creeks flowing by with great little bridges. It was a very easy hike.

Mark Shana Wickline
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We were the only ones on the trail that day. Follows the river for quite awhile. Bueatiful and wildflowers just starting to bloom. Dogs had a great time too.

Jerrod Jackson
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The drive to the trail was great with beautiful mountain peaks all around. The trail had a few peek-a-boo views of the surroundings but for the most part seemed to just be a walk in the woods. The ponds were so uneventful this time of year that we discounted them and kept going to the trail washout that is now the trail's new end. I gave this trail more than one star because of the mountain views and the beautiful tree covered trail.

Matt Skoodan
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Hiking
First to Review

I had fun on this hike in the middle on the winter in the NW and of course no snow ! How awesome to have this as an option. Very easy hike.

Amy Loughlin
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Hiking
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Taushka Radonski
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Hiking
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Marina Poltorak
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