Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Concrete with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful lakes! Bugs can be pretty bad during summer.

Absolutely stunning! This trail was so beautiful it took my breath away! (but that also could have been because I forgot my inhaler lol) I am definitely out of shape, and don't hike a lot so this completely kicked my butt, but it was so worth it! Hiked with a friend, and we missed the tiny sign pointing the way to Anderson Lake (it is just a small wooden post along the side of the trail by the boardwalk) so we only had time to go to Watson Lakes, but they were still gorgeous! Even the drive up to the trailhead is amazing with views of the mountains towering above the valleys. All in all it was a wonderful day, and I would definitely go back sometime to do Anderson Lake too!

Exceptionally well marked and well maintained. I was hoping for fall color but not there yet. It’s a loop in the old growth forest. No other destination. No view. Got a bit monotonous. But quiet and beautiful. The trees are amazing.

Easily the best hike we've done all year! Not too far from Seattle- but far enough that is is under-utilized by city folk. The hike is scenic throughout with a fantastic view of the lakes. The trail is well-marked with punctuated elevation gain followed by lulls. The drive up on forest road 1112 is scenic in and of itself. You may need a 4x4 or other high-clearance vehicle to access the trail head depending on the time of year.

1 month ago

Very beautiful trail. I’m recovering from surgery and need easy trails. This one was perfect. The scenery of towering Douglas Firs and cedars was above par. Cleanest park bathroom I’ve ever seen. Lots of photo ops.

Nice, enjoyable walk for all skill levels. Definitely quite easy, with no major hills. We saw families out with young kids and dogs, so suitable for everyone! Great forest views, not much wildlife (saw a few birds and heard a woodpecker).

Beautiful views and loads of snacking on the best blueberries you’ll ever have. One of the best hikes I’ve done. Definitely go to second lake as it doesn’t they much better than this kind of beauty.

It was really hard with all the snow. I wouldn't recommend sliding down any of the way back. I had a friend slide right into and tree in front of me then I ran into the tree. it was a hard walk down since he got hurt. the view was great. make sure to have the right shoes.

1 month ago

Lots of huckleberries and bear cubs out this time of year! This trail features a lot of ups and downs as you pass through several groves and meadows, keeping the trail interesting! There is a short rock scramble when you get to the peak that's occupied by fire ants, so watch where you put your hands! We also encountered some Giant Hogweed on the trail, but it looked like someone had cut it back and it's now grown out again. We went around 3pm on a Wednesday and only passed by 5 other people, so it was nice and quiet!

beautiful alpine/woodsy trail, and if you go at the right time there are an endless amount of blueberries.

Great hike. Last 5 miles to the trailhead requires careful driving as the road is pretty basic. A little hazy today so visibility was just okay. Bring bug spray!

watson lakes were great. anderson lake not so much. pretty buggy

2 months ago

A beautiful easy hike. We only made it to Maple Grove campground which is about a 4 mile nice relatively flat hike great for a day trip. I can't wait to go back and camp there.

Wonder hike not to difficult. We did with three kids in about 1.5 hours one way and camped for one night. Found some great cliffs to jump off into really clear water.

I took a 4 yr old and a 6 yr old with down syndrome, they enjoyed the huckleberries, native plants and the streams for jumping. Awesome first hike for these boys!

One of the best hikes ever! Beautiful hike and warm lakes :) Too many bugs though...

amazing hike! No so much bugs and water warm and clear!

Beautiful hike! Bring your 4 wheel drive. Not your wife’s Chrysler 200. Ha! The climb to the trail head on the pot hole ridden gravel road was a little much for a little car. It can be done because we did it but it was a little scary. Lots of bugs but totally worth it!

Enjoyed the quiet, secluded trail through Rockport State Park today. Well maintained, bathrooms at trailhead, lots of signs and maps to point you in the right direction. Discovery Pass needed. Several little streams/brooks to enjoy. I clocked 3.0 miles from start to finish

Took my 7 year old twins to Anderson Lake Friday morning to Saturday. Great trail! Buggy but that’s to be expected. By the time we left Saturday around noon the parking lot was filled! Glad we went Friday. We had Anderson Lake to ourselves and Mt. Baker came out just in time for sunset. It did get frosty at night so still very cold up that high but once the sun touched our camp it was so delightful!

A fun day hike for the family. Bring your bug repellent. The mosquitos are vicious. The views are well worth the minor inconvenience of insects.

Great trail! Good views on a clear day throughout the hike and beautiful lake. Didn’t make it to Anderson, but camped at Watson for one night. Beautiful surroundings with many little waterfalls on the far side of the lake. Snow on parts of the trail as of 07/07/18, but still able to see the right way to go. Got down to probably 35 degrees in the night.

3 months ago

Very nicely maintained trail with excellent campsites. Views from the campsites were stunning. The trail was pretty easy, but as a warning to parents this is not a great trail for young kids. We hiked in to Anderson point to camp with our 3 yo and 5 yo. There was some elevation gain and loss but not bad. However, much of the trail was narrow with a 100-300 ft drop on one side of the trail. Had to hold my 3 yos hand much of the trail. I would not take children under 5 on this trail.

3 months ago

made it to 4592 ft but had to turn around as we weren't prepared for the snow on the trail. Will go back again to complete whole loop. Its beautiful! July 6th a bit too early this year.

Peaceful trail. Very little people on it. Saw a black bear at 3.75 miles into trail.

As of 1.5 weeks ago the trail is still snowy for several miles & the lakes are frozen.

3 months ago

The first 1/4 of the road to Dock Butte trailhead is filled with potholes but doable. The last 2/3 smooth and clear of snow except the last 200 yards. We parked around the bend from the parking lot. There is room for a half a dozen vehicles. The first part of the trail is snow covered and we followed footsteps and ended off trail for a little excursion...when it became apparent we used our gps to recognize and retrace back to the trail. The middle section of the trail is clear other than a downed tree that is easy to climb over or under. Nearer the top the snowfields begin as do the amazing views! Hiking poles and clippons were a must for us...but we are in our 60’s. We saw 2 other groups of younger and more fit hikers, one group without poles or clippons and the other group with poles and clippons. Both of these other groups reached the summit...we chose to turn around 100’ elevation from the top...a bit too steep with snow for us. There were a few bugs but nothing a little bug deterrent couldn’t handle. Did I mention the views were stunning ☺️...the views were stunning! It was a wonderful place for a picnic! Perhaps a highlight was glissading back down the snowfields. After these old legs made it to this elevation over snow fields we were not going to miss the pure delight that these snowfields offer as a quick transport down. Wet butt honor makes it so worth the journey! On our trek down it was easier to notice the plentiful wildflowers...trillium and numerous sprouting flowers quickly reaching for the sun in the breakout sections of snow melt. It was quit a lovely day and a great early season hike!

3 months ago

The road is clear of snow almost all the way to the trailhead. We had to park around the bend from the trailhead. Snow was easy to walk in. The first part of the trail is mostly melted with some snow patches, easy to navigate. We threw on microspikes about 1.3 miles in. Glad we were tracking our route with gaia, there were no other tracks to follow on the snow. Gps helped us stay on Route. Made it within a few hundred yards of the summit before we felt the angle got too steep to walk on safely. Still great views (a little cloudy) and a good hike. Microspikes and gaitors! Happy July!


Such a beautiful trail. Hardly any elevation at all. We started at the back end of the lake near the baker river trail. We were really happy that we did as we didn’t have time to hike the entire 14 miles. The views of the river leading into the lake are breathtaking! I wish I was still there. We were able to hike to noisycreek campground and back. What an amazing day!

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