Foggy Dew Creek, Merchants Basin, and Sunrise Lake Loop Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Foggy Dew Creek, Merchants Basin, and Sunrise Lake Loop Trail is a 16.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carlton, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 16.7 miles Elevation Gain: 6,194 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash




nature trips

bird watching





ohv/off road driving
Fri Oct 05 2018

Did a 55 mile ride around this area via dirtbikes. It is challenging terrain, must have an appropriate bike and at least be a very solid intermediate rider. Great scenery, well maintained trails, lots of elevation up and down. Obstacles include tight switchbacks, rocks, roots, very dried out soil or potentially mud depending upon moisture content. Some of the trails around here are for hiker only, and others allow bikes. The trails are unusually well marked. Big kudos to locals that clearly do an extraordinary job of maintaining this area.

mountain biking
Fri Sep 14 2018

Foggy Dew is one of my favorite mountain biking trails. It's a very physically challenging climb, and much of it is very technical. The ride back down is a blast.

Thu Sep 30 2010

We camped at the foggy dew campgrounds. We hiked pieces of the foggy dew trail. It's an easy 2 1/2 miles up hill to the falls. We drove to a nearby trail to hike to sunrise lake, about 6 miles round trip, more difficult, great views. Photos uploaded.

Fri Aug 25 2017