Bumping Lake Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Bumping Lake Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Goose Prairie, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles
190 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips






1 month ago

1 month ago

A beautiful place! Very little elevation. Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding forest. Trail keeps to the lake. We had a great clear day with a slight breeze which kept away any mosquitos. Would highly recommend to others.

2 months ago

Not a little kid trail (unsafe rocks to climb over multiple times) but great for adults n teens. Based on this being first hike since teenage, not being in shape, and having hip problems still managed to hike 1 mile in to center of lake.. :)
Gorgeous views

2 months ago

Enjoyed this trail so much, however we were only able to make it about halfway before turning back because it was getting dark. Our GPS did not take us correctly to the trailhead, so we had to figure out some turns. If yours does the same, just know you do not have to turn off on any dirt roads. It is paved until just after you cross next to the lake, where it turns to gravel. The drive (if you go the correct way) was very easy and could be done without 4x4.

The trail is a very even walk with some slight inclines/declines. The path was well maintained, except for a few spots where we climbed over fallen trees. We had 2 adults, 2 dogs and a baby in a backpack carrier.

Now, the drive up and the scenery itself were incredible. We went on 6/2/18, the weather was a beautiful 70 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze. There were very few bugs, and we didn’t see a single other person on this trail.

We’re excited to go back and do the whole thing!

7 months ago

Beautiful views along the lake looking toward Nelson Ridge. Some nice old growth once you get into the woods.

10 months ago

Very pretty along the lake and then it's into a long stretch of forest with a few very large old growth trees.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Easy flat hike along bumping lake. Trail is longer than 4.9 miles. There are many spots along the trail to sit and have a nice lunch overlooking the lake. Overall if you're looking for a relaxing hike than this is it.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Great, flat trail along bumping lake. Gorgeous views. The beautiful step-creek makes the trail! The trail goes on for quite awhile

11 months ago

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Saturday, May 14, 2016