Larch Lake via Deadhorse Pass

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Larch Lake via Deadhorse Pass is a 14.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
14.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6745 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

blowdown

bugs

rocky

scramble

off trail

no dogs

o We were looking for a shorter way in to Larch Lake than the traditional way up Chiwaukum Creek, and this seemed to fit the bill, only 8 miles over the pass, which cuts off almost 5 miles from the other direction. Getting up and over Dead Horse pass is no easy feat, but the views from the pass down to the lakes and north towards Glacier Peak are definitely worthy. Once at the lakes, there is much to see and do. Go fishing, climb some of peaks here in the Chiwaukum Mountains, or stroll through this beautiful larch filled basin sightseeing and taking pictures. There are definitely few places like this in the Pacific Northwest, and its remoteness adds to it’s charm. Camp spots are scattered around the lake, and might take a bit to find a good one as there really are no marked or signed trails around the lakeshore. Bugs are bad in the summer.

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