Malachite Lake

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Malachite Lake is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,381 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Short trail to a small alpine lake accessed from the West Fork Foss river trail. Permit required for overnight camping.

22 minutes 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!

backpacking
1 day ago

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

hiking
14 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty fun and unique but definitely not easy and more around 10.5 miles out and back. Watch out for snakes and snow at the top ;)

hiking
1 month 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!

2 months ago

Beautiful hike with waterfalls and some old growth trees! Definitely a lot of snow in the lake basin of malachite and cooper, and needs to melt a little more up there before I try again!

hiking
10 months ago

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!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

This hike is a pretty good climb after Trout Lake but the journey to the top is worth it. I went to Copper Lake first and there were many groups of people. I went back to the fork and took the trail to Malachite (planned doing both lakes regardless of people). To my surprise, not a soul in sight and the lake was spectacular. Highly recommend

Monday, July 14, 2014

At top, I took a left to Copper Lake instead and it was beautiful. Have no doubt Malachite would be equally beautiful. Mileage incorrect. Probably 8 miles roundtrip from trailhead. Beautiful with steep, rocky hike from Trout Lake.

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