Lake Dorothy Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews

Lake Dorothy Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, birding, and canoeing and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2027 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

From Everett, E on US 2. About 33 miles E of Monroe follow signs to Money Creek Campground and pasDrive US Highway 2 to Old Cascade Highway west of the town of Skykomish, at approximately milepost 46. Turn south on Old Cascade Highway for one mile then turn south onto Miller River Road (FS Road #6410). Continue on #6410 for 9.5 miles to the roads end at the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Had a great time hiking to Lake Snoqualmie from the Lake Dorothy trailhead. Trail is in good shape, fair amount of stairs which poles can help with. The hike up to Bear and Deer is steeper with a good amount of rocks and roots. Three trees have fallen across the trail near Deer Lake that need to be climbed over.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of stairs, but what a payoff! Great scenery the whole way up and it seems to look completely different on the way down.

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Beautiful and challenging hike. Don't carry water, you'll be near it most of the way. If you plan on doing Bear Lake, then be prepared for some serious switchbacks, increase in elevation, and lots of bugs (Summer). Bring your fishing rod, and a change of socks or two.

hiking
5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

6 months ago

The Road is closed/ washed out to this hike. 4 stars to avoid the rating being skewed

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is in great shape. Yes, lots of stairs to get to the lake. Some small snow patches on the trail along the lake when I was there on Memorial Day that will probably melt out in a couple of weeks. Just a few potholes on the road to the trail but in good shape overall.

Monday, November 28, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

The hike up is a butt kicker with the 800 odd foot elevation change. There are a lot of steps, they help, but with my gait many them took half steps.

The scenery on the walk up is great. Stopping at the bridge is a good place to take a break. There's a little trail on the right on the other side of the bridge that you can take to get down to the river. Lots of large flat rocks to take a rest on.

At the top of the trail there is a beautiful section along the river at top of the lake where the log jam is. If you're sure footed you can hop out onto the rocks in the middle of the river. At the log jam the water isn't moving fast yet so you could wade if you like cold water.

Beautiful hike and lake. It took me about 1:45hrs to make it up. Definitely worth going again.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

We decided Lake Dorothy would be a great place to come back for a night or two! Easy trail but LOTS of steps. Short trip up to day use area which is on the north end of the Lake. We encountered many families camping and hiking which is great to see! You will be on gravel roads for about 8 miles getting to the trailhead and don't forget your Forest Pass.

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016