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.
dogs on leash
From Granite Falls, E (left) for 13 miles on Mountain Loop Highway to trailhead on right, two miles past the Verlot Public Service Center.
Bring extra socks and shoes! This one was really nice. Moderate -ish hike. I did this hike March 25 of 2017. I did not expect there to be so much snow at the top. The first half is pretty decent.. 1/4 if the way up has its of steps and some smooth and rocky areas the next 1/2 ( 1/4 to 3/4 of the hike) is alot of rocky paths and at about 3/4 of the way up there was a land slide. You can get around it, I had to hop over about 3 super large trees. The last 1/4 of the hike therr is a ton of snow. Be careful and follow the foot steps best you can. It's very easy to fall through the snow. I did... About 10 times. Lol. Having extra socks and shoes to change made it better. The view at the top is very amazing at this time of year. So much snow! At least 15 ft maybe more. It's very cool to see... I will be coming back when the snow melts so I can see the difference...
Wonderful trail! We did the hike last year with our 5 and 3 year old, the rocky section takes some time for kids to get through but it is nothing too hard. What a beautiful view of the lake at the top!
Its really pretty up-there. it really worth to go. Don't forget to have your shoe spikes. if you are planing to walk on the lake or round trip at the lake you should wear snow shoe. Be careful it is icy we end up in hospital because my friend slid and broke her leg.
Perfect moderate trail with tons of waterfalls and stream crossings. Made it up in less than 2 hours. I used microspikes at higher elevations and that was a big help (I use 3/8" but diamond grip would have been just fine). It would have been nice to have a trekking pole or two on the way down. Definitely coming back to the summer!
SUPER FUN!! Love this hike no matter what season it is. Make sure you pack some yaktrax for the packed ice once you hit the higher altitude(:
Great hike! Will definitely do this one again in the summer time!
Amazing hike, Mesmerizing view, Worth the hike!!
all incline definately nice once you get up there to the lake good for pictures. lots of roots and rocky areas on the way up.
Great hike with an awesome view off the side of the trail for the second half. The lake at the top's also a great reward for the hike. Definitely gets a little sketchy with the melting snow on the way up though; highly advise micro chains and a walking stick. Have fun.