Pete Lake

EASY 45 reviews
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Pete Lake is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roslyn, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and horses and is best used from May until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

muddy

From I90 take exit 80 (Roslyn). Go towards Suncadia (north) on Bullfrog Road, and from the second traffic circle exit on to State Highway 903 towards Roslyn. Continue on 903 through the towns of Roslyn and Ronald, pass lake Cle Elum, and turn left on to National Forest Road #46 towards Cooper Lake. Take a right where the sign says "Pete Lake Trail 2mi.". Go 2 miles to the Pete Lake Trailhead.

2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

backpacking
9 days ago

This was a fairly easy hike, on the way back it took us 1:40m. We hiked on 6/16/17 and there is still snow on some parts of the trail but easy to walk over it. Also be ready for some challenges at the creeks you will some many of them that range in difficulty. So there is a good chance you will get your shoes wet. The lake is very nice and clear waters, the view is amazing and the birds will sing all day long which was very cool.
If you want privacy, come early and walk further to the backside of the lake. We camped right at the beginning with the view of the mountains and everyone kept walking thru our spot to see the view, that was very annoying. Other than that great trip

14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike with big trees, creeks, birds, deer and flowers along the way. Still moderate snow but able to stay on trail without a map or GPS. Water is flowing so used fallen trees to cross the creeks. The lake is beautiful and an awesome place to camp for the night. Not crowded at all.

23 days ago

All good and ready to go.

hiking
23 days ago

25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

June 11,2016
Rated easy I would say moderate due to the numerous of trees down. Which added to the level of difficulty having to stop and crawl over the massive trees . Lots of mosquitos so take your bug spray.. when you reach the lake there's an area to camp out .. will do this hike again hopefully the trees have been cleared out

camping
8 months ago

Well it has been a number of years since we were there. 70's and 80's. I love the whole area up there and would say I have been there eight - ten times in those years. We mostly camped at Cooper Lake. We were in there one day and met a hunter coming down from the wilderness area who said he'd fallen asleep on a log, when he suddenly awoke to find a black bear sitting there simply watching him. On another occasion, early on in the piece, three of us had driven up to the end of the road and hiked down to Pete Lk. There was a bit of a spat between the driver and two of us. This forced us two to hike to Cooper. The mossies were horrific and the repellant was being sweated off as fast as we could apply it. The track would be better defined than in the 70's. If you hike from Cooper to Pete it is a gradual easy haul.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike. Not as flat as we thought but the lake was gorgeous and super clear!

10 months ago

First extended day hike for the summer. Well maintained trail . Enough scenery along the way to make it worthwhile. Especially enjoyed the large rock formations, few streams, and snow covered peaks . Very few mosquitos.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Beautiful, but lots of mosquitos!

11 months ago

easy trail.to Pete Lake. Trails beyond there for continuation are challenging due to lots of blow downs. also requires fording a rather deep.stream so a change of shoes is a must if you will continue on.

trails maintenance crews are hard at work so this should be a short lived problem.

backpacking
11 months ago

Great trail condition! Too many mosquitoes for my liking though!

camping
11 months ago