Waughop Lake Trail

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Waughop Lake Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakewood, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
242 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

walking
6 days ago

The distance on this trail map isn't for the paved trail around the lake. The paved trail around the lake is about 1 mile.

It has been six months or more since I have been here. I was in the area and decided to stop by for a walk. I am very surprised to see they paved the back parking lot where the dog park is and the main access to the lake. At the far end of the parking lot near the lake access point there is also a port-a-potty.

The walking path around the lake used to be lumpy and bumpy from tree roots breaking the old asphalt, there were some potholes and couple places where the path was narrow. They repaved the walking path and now it is nice smooth asphalt and plenty wide all the way around the lake for people on foot, bikers and wheelchair users. In it's current state of perfection the paved trail is great for powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes and even strollers not made for rough ground.

There are still many benches along the walking path around the lake. On the east side of the lake (left at the main trailhead from the parking lot) they added a picnic table shelter with two tables and a trash can. The path comes to a Y on both sides of the table shelter so people can sit on the enbankment and fish and/or have access to the lake with a non-motorized watercraft. Sometimes the enbankment can get crowded with many people on a nice day and can be difficult to pass by on foot or a bike. I'm glad they added the other path that is wider so people can easily pass by.

7 days ago

Nice trail for walks and jog around the lake!

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Friday, June 03, 2016