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Summit Lake Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carbonado, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,443 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

snow

As of May 2020, the road leading to the trailhead is closed 10 miles from the trailhead due to road repair. Beautiful hike, not too difficult. Tons of camping spots, including one that overlooks the lake up top. The lake is strikingly blue, even on a cloudy day. The road leading to the trailhead is very rocky. 4WD and good ground clearance is recommended.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
4 days ago

The road up to the trailhead is not for small vehicles. I took my Outback up there and I wouldn’t go any smaller than that, you need the clearance. The road is also used for logging and is pretty torn up and muddy in places. Had to park about 1.5 miles away from trailhead because the snow was too deep. I’m betting the snow won’t be gone until end of June. It was about waist deep in the “parking lot” at the trailhead. The trail is pretty impossible to follow, you have to download the map. No service from the time you get off the paved road all the way through the trail. The trail is covered in about knee deep snow (you’re definitely getting wet feet). The walk up to the trailhead was pretty nice, you get to look down on other lakes around you. The little bridge over the river was really cute too. I would also be prepared for bears and mountain lions since we saw a lot of fresh tracks and scat.

hiking
icy
snow
5 days ago

It’s hard to judge the trail itself right now. The road 2 miles up to the trail head was snowed out. We trekked it and attempted the trail but had to turn back after about 1 mile due to the path becoming too slick from 2-3 feet of frozen snow at a 45 degree angle. We’ll wait a month or so to try again to allow the snow to melt.

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
snow
5 days ago

5/23/2020 road to trailhead is now open but it’s still covered in snow. Had to park the car off the side of the road and walk an extra 1.7 miles just to get to the trailhead. Difficult to see and follow trail due to the snow.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
20 days ago

Beautiful area, the path was definitely impossible to see and covered in snow. We used the app to navigate, and honestly, had a great time. Just get ready to get wet feet!

walking
blowdown
23 days ago

hiking
closed
24 days ago

Road to trail head closed 10 miles from trailhead due to road repair. Closed until 5/20/20.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
fee
flooded
icy
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
2 months ago

This shit fr closed?

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