Hester Lake Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Hester Lake Trail is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2949 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

lake

river

waterfall

blowdown

muddy

over grown

washed out

From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 34. Left on 468th Ave SE for 0.4 miles. Right on SE Middle Fork Rd for 1 mile. Bear Right at fork for 11.5 miles (dirt road.) Right on FSR 56 for 6.1 miles to trailhead on right.

backpacking
2 months ago

I was up there July 22-23 from the Dingman Creek TH. There is a ton of avalanche related deadfall on the steep final approach trail to the lake, but otherwise its a smooth walk. The dog located one small black bear, that bugged out when it saw me.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome workout, tough going in places with swampy, muddy areas, some rocks and stream crossing.
Carry watershoes or go barefoot through the streams. Totally worth it !