Bench and Snow Lakes Trail

EASY 54 reviews
#21 of 105 trails in

Bench and Snow Lakes Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, 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 July until September.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
547 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Stevens Canyon Entrance: Drive 15.5 miles westward along winding Stevens Canyon Road to the Bench and Snow Lakes Trailhead located on the southern side of the trail.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

We actually picked this trail for a sunrise hike to take our engagement pictures. It was perfect - short enough that we didn't look an exhausted mess when we got there, but long enough that the pics definitely didn't look like they were taken anywhere easy to get to. We were on our way out by 9am and other hikers were just headed in. So I imagine mid day it would be crowded. But there was NO ONE on the trail of at the lake when we went!!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is short but moderately steep (in places) to bench and snow lakes. Being accessible from the main road means there's a ton of people that will be on the trail with you. Ultimately, the beautiful mountain/ lake views and wildflowers make it a great place to be.

1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

great for beginners and kids. fantastic for family get away, views and swimming. definitely go when its hot for the swimming part lol

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2 months ago

Fun hike and Snow Lake is amazing!

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike, trail is in great shape

3 months ago

Pretty, nice hike. steep in spots, but overall easy hike.