Gillette Lake

MODERATE 53 reviews

Gillette Lake is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bonneville, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

muddy

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hiking
3 months ago

Lovely hike, I had the entire thing to myself the whole time. The overgrowth is beautifully Lush right now. I went during a torrential downpour, which I don't recommend because there's really not much coverage, but I will definitely be back on a nice day.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, saw more people on the trail than expected. The only part of the lake that we found to be accessable had slate rock everywhere so it was a slight challenge to find a good spot to relax.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Went on the trail on 5/7 and it was still and it was still muddy towards the beginning. But over all a great hike! Lots of views and open spaces. The water in Gillette Lake is breathtaking and well worth the hike. My girlfriend and I shouldered Kayaks the entire way as well (50 lbs each) and it was still worth the trip

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

From Bonneville trail head to PCT is still very muddy, otherwise the entire trek is in good condition. The blue sparkle of Gillette Lake is such a mesmerizing experience. This was well worth the easy hike. Incline variation was easily managed even with my arthritis. The logging destruction is a sad sight, but the lake isn't far past and is sure to brighten your spirit.

hiking
5 months ago

April 9, 2017 - The trail up to the PCT was very muddy today. The lake is absolutely beautiful and worth the hike in for a picnic. As others have mentioned, there is an area where the trees have been harvested, understand the necessity but ugly none the less.

trail running
5 months ago

Trail is open and in good condition. A few downed trees past Gillette Lake (I past the overlook, about 4.25 miles in), all are passable. At about the 1 mile mark the trail hits some clear cut and is technical, if trail running here, watch your ankles. Next time, will have to go all the way out to Table Mtn.

5 months ago