Lake 22 Trail

MODERATE 730 reviews

Lake 22 Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

From Granite Falls, E (left) for 13 miles on Mountain Loop Highway to trailhead on right, two miles past the Verlot Public Service Center.

12 hours ago

Enjoyed this beautiful hike today. I felt I had to keep my eyes on my footing instead of enjoying the scenery. Next time I will definitely take a walking stick to help on rocky parts.

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4 days ago

Did this in the rain and it was so beautiful. There are still wildflowers around the loop. Having wildflowers and snow in the same place was amazingly beautiful.

4 days ago

Very rocky but has a great view. Took roughly 3.5hours.

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7 days ago

Unfortunately visibility was limited due to the smoke but this is a great hike. Despite the perpetual smell of camp fire, the varied terrain takes you through the forest and boulder field, passing huge trees and waterfalls, up to the secluded lake. Really fun to walk around and explore.

10 days ago

The rocks sucked. But the views were absolutely amazing..

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12 days ago

Talk about an awesome hike. You start by walking through the woods and some very nice kept trails. It's like out of a movie. Everything is soo green right now and beautiful. Then the trails opens up and you get done amazing views. Little bit of cloud cover today but the haze was gone. The trees are changing colors and it made for a perfect fall hike. Gets pretty rocky at this point so be prepared. Then you head back into the woods bf coming out at the lake. Clouds were moving in so not the best view of the lake but still beautiful. It took me ab 2hrs to get to the lake then an hour back down. Just be carful in the Rocky areas. Start early 8-9 on the weekend or bf if possible definitely crowded when I was heading back. And the trail is not very wide so made for lots of stopping. Great hike and not difficult. My pup loved it too!

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15 days ago

Great hike. I was really worried that this trail was gonna be steep and rocky the whole way, and was pleasantly surprised to find a moderate incline and pesky rocks on only part of the trail. Went during the fires, so there was a ton of haze, but it was still a beautiful trip. Loved the forest in the first part of the trail.

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16 days ago

Hiked it for sunrise, couldn't see much because of the haze that was there but the lake itself and the surrounding peaks are beautiful.

17 days ago

this trail is awesome waterfalls coming down the sides and a beautiful lake at the end enclosed with mountains all around

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18 days ago

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18 days ago

It was a great experience once you pass the rocky part of the trail. Totally worth it once you reach the lake.

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