Malachite Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Malachite Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,539 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

A permit is required for overnight camping.

5 months ago

Lovely trail! It is appropriately labeled as " moderate" due to some steep, rocky areas with loose rocks. Hiking poles recommended. Saw some out-of-shape people struggling and not having a good time...The trail was well marked and not too heavy with traffic. Probably good for out of town guests who want a hike close to Seattle with a nice payoff at the end. Bring bug spray!

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5 months ago

Beautiful lake. Went up for one night. Very limit camp sites. Lots of people

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5 months ago

would love to go backpacking to the other lakes, very gorgeous.

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6 months ago

Gorgeous veiws and crystal clear water everywhere, powered up it in about an hour and 15 minutes. I'll come back to backpack and see the rest of the slakes in the series!

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

a beautiful hike!! Some very big trees along the way to keep you company :)

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great hike for the summer. Not that many people on it for Saturday which adds to the serenity.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Awesome hike to a beautiful alpine lake. There was no snow on the trail but still some on the mountains which was cool. Definitely bring bug spray!

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