Silver Lake Trail

HARD 4 reviews
#28 of 85 trails in

Silver Lake Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Darrington, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.7 miles
1,643 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


It is a steep hike that is mostly in the shade, it is narrow but very well defined. The only thing that can fit on this trail is humans and dogs, it is too narrow for horses. It is a strenuous trail but to see Silver Lake is worth the sweat. You may be thinking that the lake would be refreshing to dive into, but it is a snow melt lake. If you wanted you could also continue onto Twin Lakes (2.4 miles further with a 343' elevation gain).

7 days ago

Very miss leading. You have to hike Monte Cristo Trail before you even get there. Views were nice once there not so much getting there.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

hiked this trail 3 weeks ago. cleared all the switch backs and got really close before I had to turn back cause of sketchy snow. my dog kept falling through. should be cleared up now though!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Loved this hike, it is not easy! my fiance backpacked our 2 year old and that was pretty hard, but he was determined; he proposed once we made it to Silverlake

Saturday, August 13, 2016