Shellrock Lake Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Naches, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Shellrock Lake is beautiful. But getting there today was made more difficult by 89 downed trees on the trail! No joke.
Most were easy to step over, go under, or go around, but it was a constant problem.
This trail is mostly in the trees until it opens up for the last three miles to the lake, then it is classic William O Douglas Wilderness -- open forest, small trees, small lakelets.
I had the parking lot and the trail to myself. it was a solitary, great day on the trail.
Solid trail. Climbs plenty the first two miles. Just miss running to the lake as snow and deep ice blocked me. Spooked a huge bull elk! Trail smooths out after the first 3 miles as it's a little beat up from horse traffic.