Copper Ridge Trail To Copper Lake

HARD 3 reviews
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Copper Ridge Trail To Copper Lake is a 21.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Falls, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
21.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,555 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Glacier: Drive eastward on 542 13 miles to Forest Road 32. Bear left on 32 and drive 1.5 miles to a fork. Follow the left side of the fork, along Ruth Creek, 5.5 miles to the trailhead for Hannegan Pass.

backpacking
10 days ago

Really spectacular views but the trail to Hannigan Pass is hot, hot, hot with little or no water. Rough trail with lots of rocks and scree crossings. Once to Hannigan, you can do the peak or drop to Boundary Camp. Reservations are required. Note, this camp is the LAST place you can take your dog. Continuing on to Copper Ridge you enter the National Park where dogs are not allowed. Another 4 miles of ups and downs brings you to Egg Lake. You will drop almost 300 ft to.get to your campsite, also reservations required. Frim Egg lake you can launch anassault on Copper Ridge Lookout,.about 3.6 miles and 1400 ft elevation. We hiked up in the evening to catch the sunset and then hiked down using headlamps. Very few snowfields are left, none impeding travel. The views are tremendous but there is a price to pay. Try to avoid the climbs and the hike back from Hannigan pass during the heat of the day. It is BRUTAL!