Best trails in Carlton

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Looking for a great trail near Carlton, Washington? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lake Chelan State Park or Alta Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like North Cascades Scenic Byway or Okanogan National Forest. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Carlton ranging from 22.5 to 82.9 km and from 658 to 2,576 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Carlton
Top trails (9)
#1 - Eagle Lakes Trail
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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Length: 23.2 km • Est. 7 h 59 m
A scenic hike to a pair of beautiful lakes on the Sawtooth Ridge east of Lake Chelan. The trail climbs through a valley on the way to Horeshead Pass. At 5.5 miles is an overlook looking down on Lower Show more
#2 - Lookout Mountain
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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Length: 4.8 km • Est. 1 h 59 m
Lookout Mountain is a 4.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carlton, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#3 - Golden Lakes Loop
Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 37.2 km • Est. Multi-day
Start at the Crater Creek, Golden Lakes Loop trailhead, 4750ft elevation, where camping and a concrete pit toilet are available. The trail is a wide, dirt path that keeps level for most of the way up,Show more
#4 - Crater Lakes Trail
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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Length: 13.5 km • Est. 5 h 1 m
Crater Lakes Trail is a 13.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carlton, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#5 - Foggy Dew Creek, Merchants Basin, and Sunrise Lake Loop Trail
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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Length: 26.9 km • Est. 10 h 55 m
Foggy Dew Creek, Merchants Basin, and Sunrise Lake Loop Trail is a 26.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carlton, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The Show more
#6 - Angels Staircase Loop Trail
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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Length: 35.2 km
Angels Staircase Loop Trail is a 35.2 kilometer loop trail located near Carlton, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for running, natuShow more
#7 - Methow River: Carlton to McFarland Creek
Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 17.2 km
Methow River: Carlton to McFarland Creek is a 17.2 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Carlton, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
#8 - Hoodoo Peak
Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 22.5 km • Est. 9 h 2 m
Hoodoo Peak is a 22.5 kilometer out and back trail located near Carlton, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.Show more
#9 - Foggy Dew OHV Loop
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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Length: 82.9 km
This terrain is quite challenging, but not over the top. A decent rider on a good bike can do this. There is a ton of vert here, nearby Pateros has lodging, gasoline, and a nice restaurant.Show more