Elbow Lake Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Elbow Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.1 miles
2,595 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road #11). Continue on the Hwy. for 12 miles to Forest Service. Road #12 and turn left. Travel Road #12 for 14 miles and look for a sign indicating a left hand turn for the trailhead. Turn left on a short spur road which leads to Pioneer Horse Camp and Elbow Lake Trailhead. The trailhead is located on the right side of the parking area.Note: Forest Service. Road #12 is closed and gated from Nov. 1 - July 1 at Wanlick Pass, 5.4 miles before the Pioneer Camp Trailhead. To protect elk breeding habitat, no motorized vehicles are allowed beyond this point during these closure dates.

15 days ago

Great hike! Trailhead definitely is tricky because you need to cross the creek ( water is moving quick )

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Inaccessible from the west by Rd 38 due to a rock slide. From this point it is 6 miles from the trailhead.

9 days ago

4 months ago

Tuesday, July 21, 2015