Trout Lake and Jack's Ridge Loop Trail

HARD 6 reviews

Trout Lake and Jack's Ridge Loop Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,779 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching




Take Icicle Road west to the Jack Creek Trailhead, located near Rock Island Campground.

Fri Jul 20 2018

Went for an overnight from Rock Island to Trout Lake, camped, then came back down Jack Creek. Great hike! There were many fallen trees to be aware of climbing over (definitely ripped a pair of pants) and the bugs (mosquitos & flies) were really terrible once near any type of water source

Mon Sep 11 2017

Hiked Jack Ridge (low traffic) to the lake and back Trout Lake (higher traffic) . It was a little difficult accessing the lake with the marshy meadows. Keep eyes peeled for the switchbacks on Jack Ridge, can easily get off trail. Fun day hike. 09/02/17

Thu Jun 29 2017

beautiful hike, and warm lake already

Sun May 15 2016

The trail was unmanaged and still a little snowy. In fact, it was so snowy we couldn't even make it to the lake.

Sat Jul 28 2012

This was a very special hike for me. Not because of any one spectacular view. Not for the ungroomed, sometimes muddy trail with loades of downed trees. Not because it was bug-less, because I came home with twice as many mosquito bites as miles hiked!! It was because I shared this hike with someone who introduced me to the love of hiking about 40 years ago. The joy of mountain hiking. The peacefulness that encompasses you, the natural beauty that surrounds you, the fresh air that fills your lungs with each trekked mile. I was given a special gift that day, a gift that I plan on passing along. Good day. Good hike!

6 months ago