Slide Lake Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November.
Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 32 miles to the community of Rockport. Turn right at the east end of town on Highway 530 heading toward Darrington. Continue on Hwy. 530 for 2 miles to the junction of the Illabot Creek Road #16. Turn left on Road #16 and proceed for 22 miles to the trailhead. The trail is located on the right side of the road.
The drive up Illabot is beautiful, great views of the valley and the Skagit River. Their are a few creeks on the way and plenty of gorgeous scenery. The trail itself is scheduled to be closed soon, no longer maintained it has all but became another part of the Skagit's history.
I love Slide Lake usually good fishing. Been a couple years since I've been will have to get up there this summer.