Twin Lakes Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Twin Lakes Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.4 miles
1,414 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



over grown

6 days ago

Pretty decent and I crowded home at this time of year. You get some really great views of the mountains. The lakes are nothing special but there is a cool old forestry cabin up top. Worth the time but there are much better options around. Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists!

1 month ago

We clocked 7 miles and 1200’ of gain. The hike in was more note worthy than the lakes. Don’t get me wrong the lakes were nice but the views of the craggy mountains hiking in were amazing. The trail gets a little over grown once you get closer to the lakes but not to bad. Yea there were pockets of mosquitoes along the way but that should be expected at this time. We did this on a Sunday and we didn’t see a soul on the way up or down.

3 months ago

June 23: Lovely walk with rewarding views and varied terrain. Bring bug spray.

4 months ago

The trail was hard to read, I ended up turning back. I was not prepared enough. Thanks I did a recording to find my way back.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Perfect hike! Enough uphill to get your heart pounding. Great lake at the end to take a quick swim.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The first half of the trail was so nice then it got really hard. When we got to the the first lake there was nowhere to get in. It would be nice to go up to where you cross the creek then turn back.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Well worth the hike. The first mile, the trail was clear. Had to cross the creek by walking over a log which seemed pretty stable. Get ready to climb after the creek cross until you reach the lake. (whew) The spawning shed was cool to see, but continue on the trail and it will led to the 2nd lake. Trail was a little over grown in places, but as people use the trail it shpuld thin out. Enjoy

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mosquitoes were brutal this weekend. Nice viewpoint into the valley about a 1 1/2 miles from the TH. Trail is overgrown in several sections around the lake.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I came out here expecting a HARD hike. I'd rate it a lot more on the side of moderate. The trail map and details listed here are only half the hike, to the creek crossing, which is very high this time of year and not something you can rock hop or wade. Just go about 100 feet upstream and cross on the downed trees, they're a perfect gift from nature. A few avalanche slopes to cross but there's little snow remaining, maybe a foot, and the trail was a little less than obvious to find at times, but still not anything I'd call really hard. Consult a map or GPS unless you have super tracking skills, especially if this is the only resource you're using. Had the trail to ourselves except a few deer and a coyote, and heard some rocks falling in the distance. Anyone else in the area was there to fish White river. Nice hike.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

This trail is superrrrr hard to find but worth the search. I went and saw not a single sole. Me and my dog had the whole trail to ourselves. About half of the trail is overgrown so you can't be afraid of to almost bush whack your way to the lakes. There is also not a very good spot to go swimming on either lake. This hike is hard... A lot harder than what I thought.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Twin Lakes...8 miles out and back with about 2000 feet elevation change. Would rate on the easier side of hard or the more difficult side of medium. Colors are out now but not at peak. Nice spot for lunch at the first lake. Saw three other groups today. Worth the trip. Trail a bit overgrown in spots.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

nice place but cant fish lakes............

Sunday, July 05, 2015

bring lots of water, and your bathing suit. we did this hike randomly today and had an amazing time. the second lake is worth hiking too but there was not as easy swim access. hiking boots required.

trail running
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Another great trail. Be careful thou as to in some areas the plantation has over grown the trail but overall nice.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Pleasant hike through old growth forest, very green and lush. Kids will enjoy it too! Lakes are not open for fishing however, so if your an angler, choose a different hike.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This is a good out and back day hike, the trail stars off with a 200ft climb and then follows the river for a few miles to gradually follow the valley up to the first of two alpine lakes, the trail is in mostly good shape and the lakes are stunning.

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