DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,011 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

backpacking
20 days ago

Did an overnighter to Lake Colchuck with the family on June 29-30. It was my daughter's first backpacking trip. The trail is great! Not a footpath by any means, but a rocky, root-strewn, steep trail. By no means is it hard, but it isn't for the faint of heart either unless they're willing to take breaks in between working.

There are a few really great campsites on the water, but there are plenty of sites if you walk off the beaten path a little.

At the tail end of June it is pretty buggy, so big spray is a must! The views are well worth it though.

My wife and I have to go back to do Asgard's pass because it looks amazing!