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Lanham Lake Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 1,171 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

Lake

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Lake Wenatchee: Take State Route 207 south, then U.S. Highway 2 west to Forest Service Rd #6960 (Mill Creek Road). Watch for the trailhead on your immediate left.

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Aaron Brown
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CampingBugsGreat!

Great trail with amazing views at the end... lots of elecation. Google Maps will take you past the trail head, so park in the lot right when you pull in. The trail is actually 4.8 miles and takes about 1h 45 min out and back. The flies are BAD so bring repellent.

Gene Dobry
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HikingBugs

Trail was in good shape. We encountered only one other hiker who was returning from an overnight camping trip at the lake. Mosquitoes were plentiful so make sure you have some repellent. Round trip recorded distance from parking lot to the lake was 4.8miles. We considered this hike to be moderate and not too strenuous. All in all it was a great family hike for us.

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Errin Humphrey
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HikingBugsGreat!Muddy
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Sandra Olsen
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Hiking

Great trail! Loved the views on the way up and the lake was beautiful. The parking lot was completely empty and no one else was on the trail. We hiked for about 2 1/2 hours and within that time someone had smashed open my passenger window and dug through my glove box and center console. I recommend if you do go, go when it’s a little busier or leave your doors unlocked and take all your personal belongings

Stephanie Bloch
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Hiking

Steep inclines at the beginning and end of the trail that I would rate as moderate. While steep, I also think this is kid friendly. Park in the parking lot and walk around the gate in front of the building. Up the road on the left there’s a trail entrance sign. After the first mile or so hang a right when you come to the clearing with the power lines and then the path becomes visible again back into the trees. Once you’re at the lake, keep walking towards the left and go over a log (across the stream) to get lake front views.

Tyler Cook
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownSnow

Nice steady incline of a hike. Easy out and back but still a bit muddy and patches of snow on the trail. A little overgrown but nothing unbearable. Not many places to get a good view of the lake but lots of opportunity to check out the stream which is running heavy. Dog loved it and plenty of water for the pup

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Jillian Anderson
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Hiking

We loved this trail. We took the kids up to Lanham lake for their first backpacking trip. We chose this over other trails in the area because of the length and it allowed dogs. The climb is steep, but my 5 year old ran up the trail like it was no big deal. We had the gorgeous lake to ourselves, spent the evening fishing and caught beautiful cutthroat trout. If you’re camping do your self a favor and take a left after the first campsite. Cross the creek and you’ll find a beautiful campsite with easy lake access. 5 stars for a incredible hike

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Melissa Lutton
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Hiking

compact snow. snowshoed up but microspiked down. steep trail! beautiful babbling brook during the first part. a little confusing when you reach the powerlines and Nordic Trail. stunning snow features the second leg and ofcourse the lake made the climb worth it!

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michelle neises
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HikingSnow

nice snowshoe trail

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rhonda willson
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Snow

absolutely beautiful and great day hike. good workout too

Sam Weston
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HikingSnow

Had the lake to myself on a Saturday at 1pm. Great short snowshoe hike to warm up before skiing at Stevens :)

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Megan Bui
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HikingSnow

Longer than “All Trail” states. Recorded 2.7 miles toward the lake. Beautiful winter wonderland!!!

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Aaron Goldman-Henley
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HikingSnow

Absolutely unreal experience. I had the trail to myself today after a fresh snow. The lower half of the trail has a dusting to 2 inches of snow on it. The upper trail has 4 to 8 inches. The snow-capped mountain and trees reflected on the flat calm lake and produced an unforgettable image. Highly recommend.

Magdalyn Elizabeth
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HikingRockyScramble

Great 2hr hike. easy parking and babbling brook at entry is awesome. Short with steep slope. worked well for a large group. We enjoyed it first week of October. fall foliage views and awesome lake view with snow capped mountain. dynamic scenery. Recommend wearing layers and pants. Be careful for slick spots.

brenna howard
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HikingBugsOver grown

This is a wonderful little hike that you would want to spend some time on. It took about 45 minutes for me to get to the lake the first time and about and hour the next. I recommend taking in the scenery even if it makes your hike a little longer. I sat by the lake for about 2 hours my second time up just hanging out and watching the fish jump. Getting around the lake is a bit difficult and requires some squeezing through bushes, but it's worth it for the different views! Would recommend to anyone!

Calvin Wheeler
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Dang!!!! At the trail head the sign states that the incline is “moderately steep”.......is hate to see that persons idea of strenuously steep! Ok, it wasn’t THAT bad, but is steep most of the way. When you get to the PowerLINE road, take a RIGHT and look for the rock stacks marking the trail. The lake was beautiful, and SWARMING with bugs. The fish loved that! They were jumping all over the place. I enjoyed the workout. It felt longer than 1.5 miles to the lake......but that’s the elevation gain messing with you!

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Ryan Cristelli
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HikingMuddyOver grown

First 1/4 mile is steep. Definitely not recommended for young children. Once you reach power lines, trail continues on the other side of the lines...look for the stacked rock trail markers. Trail was clear of blow down. About 1 mile in, the trail is muddy in spots and very overgrown for a stretch until you are back in the timber. Once you reach the lake, go left across the stream and there is a nice spot to enjoy the lake and the beautiful views of high peaks and alpine meadows. Fish were jumping and even saw an Osprey perched on the far side of the lake. Return trip took about 1 hour.

Micaela Anna
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