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Devil's Dome Loop is a 38.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marblemount, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, bird watching, and backpacking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 38.4 mi Elevation gain 10,498 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Bird watching

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Snow

No shade

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Contact
Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from East Bank Trail: The Eastbank Trail forks at mile 16. The left side of the fork is Desolation Trail. The trailhead for Eastbank Trail lies along Highway 20 at mile 138.

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Adam Stone
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HikingBlowdownBugsGreat!Over grown

Hiked 7/18-20. This is a breath taking and beautiful trail. There was very little snow to cross when we hiked it. We hiked clockwise and there were multiple blowdowns on the ascent to Dry Creek Pass and in multiple other sections of the trail, nothing unmanageable though. The trail is also overgrown in a lot of areas. This trail needs a lot of TLC, but it's hands down worth it for the amazing 360 degree views.

Evan Olden
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Hiking

Went counter clockwise over 2.5 days and 2 nights. Definitely pretty dry. I would carry at least three liters and fill up whenever possible as you approach devils pass.

Caleb LaCourse
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HikingBugs

Amazing hike but extremely tough if you aren’t experienced. Lots of bees but they don’t bother you and lots of mosquitoes.

Justine Scheller
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Hiking

Stunning but so hard, fill up water when you can

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Judd Wagner
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HikingBugs

Went counter clockwise from Canyon Creek. Bridge out and there are bees at the first crossing but easily traversed. Hard climb, seemingly straight up, day 1. Trails all in good shape. Bugs merciless at all of the higher elevation camps. Ross Lake campsites virtually uninhabited because of exceedingly low water in reservoir. Excellent hike and climb!

Carrie Ronge
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Backpacking

Not much to add to review below. No water between Devil’s Pass and Devil’s Dome but creek running well just past Devil’s Dome at campsite. Mosquitos were intense at lower levels especially near the ridge. Beautiful trip and not crowded.

Mira Kate
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Hiking

This trail was awesome. Some small overgrown sections but overall good trail. Definitely difficult climbs and a lot of them but pretty typical mountain hiking. Lots of water sources never needed to carry more than a litre. There are established campsites with fireplaces along the way. The descent to ross lake at the end there are no campsites between the upper meadow and the ross lake ones.

Stuart Fox
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Chad O'Kane
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Backpacking

Great hike. Started at the Canyon Creek Trailhead and went counter clockwise over 5 days and 4 nights. The first two days up to Devil's Dome were fairly difficult and steep at times. Well worth the effort. Awesome views on top and Ross Lake was a nice treat as well. Here is the link for a video I made from the trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEXyO6PyTX8

Jack Evans
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Backpacking
Morg D
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My wife and I just completed this amazing loop over 3 days. We started at Canyon Creek TH and wound up exiting a different way due to an injury. Very grateful for the kindness of those who helped us out! The ascent and descent of this hike is substantial which is why there are so many incredible views! We had a Black bear in our site at Devils Camp who did not bother us. Trail was clear of snow and the mosquitoes were insane for many stretches of this hike. Up until we arrived at Ross Lake we only saw 5 groups of hikers. Maybe stretch this one over 4 days or arrange for a water taxi from Ross Lake.

Gregory Schrupp
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This is not an out and back as the previous poster said. It is a good loop if you connect it with Ross lake. This was a very beautiful trail offered breath taking views everyday of our trip. It is not the most used or maintained trail and is over grown in parts. I would also say that it is more than moderate, it was difficult trek in August with limited water sources.

Alexander Scott
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Hiking

This one looks good on paper but is actually tedious, dry in long stretches with mixed, mediocre views and leaves you unsatisfied. Use your valuable time to a different loop.

Katie Breiwick
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cool, above tree line hike

Mike Jaris
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Don't do Devil's Dome as an out and back! A trail follows Ross lake all the way to the trailhead and is much shorter/easier

Cali McTavish
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Hiking

Gorgeous views!! Make sure you fill your water at North Fork because when we went (end of Aug) there wasnt any water source from North Fork to after Devil's Dome.

Chris Williams
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Hiking
First to Review

A good ass kicker! They say 5 days, but I did it in 3 (not without a good amount of pain though). I did it last August, there was still snow at certain points, but was ok with trail running shoes, trekking poles and minimal weight (27 lbs. with food and water). This was my first intro to the north cascades and this is by far my favorite place to hike in the pacific northwest!

Erin K.
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Backpacking
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Graham Eckert
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Amanda Weinstein
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Hiking
Kenneth Porter
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Backpacking
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