Little Kachess Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Little Kachess Trail is a 8.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Easton, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.6 miles
1,361 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips






The Little Kachess Trail begins at Kachess Campground and ends at Mineral Creek Trail #1331. The bridge over Box Canyon Creek on the Little Kachess Trail # 1312 has been removed. Hikers can ford the creek only during low water periods.

1 month ago

Trail is close to the lake, but you can’t see or access the lake with the exception of a few viewpoints.
Log down blocking path about 2.5 miles in.

4 months ago

The spring runoff has the creek running too wide and fast to cross. Beautiful area though. Would be a great hike when the creek is passable.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great trail, after navigating the creek. A lot of "up/downs" thru out the trail. Spectacular sites of the lake as you go. Would like to complete one day, as we decided to go swimming halfway through.

Monday, July 24, 2017

There use to be a bridge over a creek near the beginning of the trail but it is gone now. However, the water was pretty easy to wade though and added to the fun. The trail beyond the bridge is not maintained, but perfect for backpacking as fewer folks make it out there. Other obstacles include a big rock and several large fallen trees. Trail goes along lake, gorgeous views. Found a nice campsite along the water and enjoyed a peaceful evening.

Friday, August 19, 2016

The hike is gnarly at times. You have to climb some steep rocks and roots. Though totally doable with careful balance and two feet. Hands would give you extra support and balance. There were roughly somewhere between 2 dozen and fifty blow downs between the campground and mineral creek trail head. There are several campsites along the way commanding excellent views and offering exceptional privacy.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pretty hard for smaller kids, but it was beautiful.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beautiful area *** definitely going back:)

Monday, May 25, 2015

We tried this trail on Memorial Day 2015. The campground was nearly empty as people had already headed home from the holiday. It costs $8 to get into park for the day cash/check only. Camp sites include bbq grills bring your own charcoal. Lake views along trail are prestine, area is quiet and relaxing. Easy walking on trail or campground roadways even great for easy bike ride on paved roads through wooded areas.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tuesday, July 26, 2016