Spider Gap - Buck Creek Pass Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews

Spider Gap - Buck Creek Pass Loop is a 31.8 mile loop trail located near Trinity, Washington that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
31.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7,995 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

lake

river

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

backpacking
1 month ago

stunning views all around! the road to get to trailhead is pretty tore up right now but still managed to get there in my audi A4 (very slowly). mosquitos were the worst I've ever experienced but the trip was still worth it. oh, the 31.1 miles is not correct, it was more like 39 miles just to be aware. definitely a tough hike. bridge at Lyman lake has been destroyed so look carefully for the poorly marked detour. theres no signs anywhere letting you know you're on the loop so know your route in advance and bring a map!

backpacking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Spider Meadow has excellent campsites and views. The trail up to Spider Gap is a steep climb, but well worth it for the chance to walk on a glacier and, to be right in there with the mountains. The wildflowers were very beautiful and abundant in the meadow. A great hike.

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

This was so fun! One of my best hiking experiences of all time. An early morning sunrise pic of glacier mountain (i think). Saw lots of deer.

hiking
Saturday, June 01, 2013

Spider meadow was amazing, but if you want a camp sight with a great view, stay at the knob just before climbing the glacier to the gap. Lyman lake also was wonderful. I recommend the side trip to image lake, you can't beat the sights, even the view from the toilet is great. Not much to see at buck Creek , but take the side trip to high pass, look outs to challenger glacier and triad lake are amazing.

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2011

The best backpacking trip I've ever done. Period. Make sure you take the side trip to image lake along the way, and I would encourage to spend a night there. Amazing scenery with so much to see. A week really wasn't long enough.

backpacking
1 month ago