Copper Glance Lake Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Copper Glance Lake Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winthrop, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3,038 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Follow the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) east to Winthrop. Just before entering the town center, turn left onto West Chewuch River Road. In 6.75 miles reach the junction with the East Chewuch River Road (which comes from Winthrop) and continue north, now on Forest Road 51. Follow this paved road for 2.6 miles, turning left at Eightmile Ranch onto FR 5130 (signed Billy Goat 17). Continue for 12.4 miles (the pavement ends in 5 miles) to the trailhead at a gated old jeep road (elev. 3800 ft).

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blowdown
bridge out
bugs
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over grown
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washed out
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Not really any trail left after the burns, but worth it.

hiking
Wed Aug 24 2016

Great views! Went in late August on a weekday and didn't encounter anyone else on the trail.

Mon Aug 15 2016

Steady & steep, but worth the trip!

hiking
Thu Oct 09 2014

October was the perfect time of year for this hike. Golden larch trees and jagged peaks surrounding a green colored lake. Much of the road to the trail head is paved, and the dirt road section was in excellent condition. I only ran into 6 other people on the trail. Beautiful hike overall.