Myrtle Lake Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Myrtle Lake Trail is a 9.7 mile out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,457 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

lake

wildlife

From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 34. Left on 468th Ave SE for 0.4 miles. Right on SE Middle Fork Rd for 1 mile. Bear Right at fork for 11.5 miles (dirt road.) Right on FSR 56 for 6.1 miles to trailhead on right.

hiking
23 days ago

We began our hike on Sunday 7/22/18 around 12:00 noon. The road up from Taylor Campground to the TH is about 5 miles, the road was bumpy but passable in our Toyota Camry without problems. Trail is steep in the 1st mile, then flattens out nicely. Bugs weren't too bad in the areas where there was a breeze. There are some blow downs and dried up river beds to scramble, but all doable and not scary.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

Road to trail is closed 5 miles away from trailhead to foot and vehicle traffic due to fire.

hiking
Monday, June 01, 2015

The dirt road to the trail is long and has multiple washouts. Definitely recommend a truck or SUV. The trail head is easily marked once you get to the end of the road. The trail is overgrown with vegetation and hard to see at times but the creek crossings and constant changing terrain make it interesting and fun for a bit. Dingfork Creek was refreshing and a good place to have lunch. We saw a total of 2 people hiking and a few campers near the lake, which was a nice change of pace from the normal busy trail. Myrtle Lake was a disappointment for sure. Lots of mosquitoes and minimal places to sit by the water. Didn’t feel worth the 5+ hike.