Chelan Lakeshore Trail is a 12.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stehekin, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.
Directions from Stehekin: The hike takes off along the eastern bank of Lake Chelan. It can also be accessed by traveling up Lake Chelan by boat to the Sawtooth Wilderness. Watch for Prince Creek Campground on the east side of the lake. The Lakeshore Trail begins (ends) at this campground.
The ferry dropped us at Prince Creek. We pushed up to bag a few summits, and four days later came back down around Fourmile Creek. We took the Lakeshore Trail up to Stehekin for victuals and RnR. We went back down the Lakeshore back to Prince Creek to catch the ferry again. It was a great week, and I can't wait to do it again.
Beautiful hike, a bit more elevation than anticipated, but a nice trail and awesome views. Definite plus to push on to Moore Point to camp. Great spot on the lake to swim and camp.
So much to do at Lake Chelan. There are lots of boats during the summer, but this is a huge lake and you can find lots of space. Swim, canoe, kayak, or just watch birds. Hiking is good around here, with the Chelan lakeshore trail among others. But that's another entry.
Great opening season backpacking. Beautiful wildflowers, views and ample wildlife if lucky.
This is actually a 17 mile point to point trail between Stehekin & Prince Creek campground.
Excellent hike. Must do for May early June