Heather Lake Trail

MODERATE 489 reviews

Heather Lake Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, fishing, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1197 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

rocky

snow

From Granite Falls, E (left) for 12 miles on Mountain Loop Highway, Right on Pilchuck Road for 1.5 miles to trailhead

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11 days ago

a bit rocky but a greaf hike.

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26 days ago

A little sloppy in the snow, but definitely worth the views along the way and at the end.

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1 month ago

Since having moved to Washington 2.5 months ago, I have been hiking every weekend and this has been my absolute favorite hike so far. Easy, not too crowded (at least not for a Saturday), and breathtakingly beautiful/peaceful. I'm already excited to go back!

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1 month ago

took all 5 of my kids ranging in ages 9, 7,5,3yrs and 2 months old. It was there first more difficult hike. ( before this they had only done big 4 ice caves, lime kiln, northern state, and lords hill trail). They all made it with minimal complaints. the 3 yr old did want carried for some. A bit rocky and big elevation gain for them but they had fun. The lake is beautiful, the hike up was as well.

1 month ago

The lake is so peaceful and placid! The hike up is more than a nature walk, and still easy enough to carry on conversation (if you're into that) we had pretty dry day but it was obvious it gets pretty muddy.

1 month ago

Great easy hike the lake was beautiful and fall colors were out.

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