Horseshoe Lake Trail

HARD 9 reviews
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Horseshoe Lake Trail is a 11.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3379 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

Horseshoe Lake is found a couple miles beyond Lake Stuart. You can do the 16 mile out & back as a day trip, or camp at Lake Stuart and head there before returning home the following day. Horseshoe Lake is found a couple miles beyond Lake Stuart. You can do the 16 mile out & back as a day trip, or camp at Lake Stuart and head there before returning home the following day. Follow the lake shore trail past the camp sites. The trail then winds in and out of the forest for two miles. You'll pass a meadow, and then back into the forest where you will look for a horseshoe nailed to a tree. Beyond that you will find the trail to the lake. The last mile covers about 1500 vertical feet to get to the lake.

hiking
13 hours ago

If I could live here in the summer I would!! One of my most favorite places to be!

29 days ago

The last bit is a bit hard, but the lake and the surroundings are just awesome.

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Monday, June 08, 2015

No trail past Lake Stuart, a lot of blow down, and a little steep towards the end, otherwise a great 1 day hike. Note, most of the hike out was in the dark back to the trailhead.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Was on my way to hike into the core Enchantments but missed the sign in the dark....ended up at Horseshoe Lake- tranquil, quiet, with few (if any) other hikers. Amazing views! Best mistake I've made yet!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015