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||By Mt Rainier
||Head out Hwy 410, turn on to Hwy 165 and head towards the
Carbon Glacier entrance of Mt Rainier Nat'l Park, as you go through
Wilkeson take the left after on your way out of town, follow the paved
road until it splits, take a right and head up the gravel, follow the road
past the summer camp and take a left before you get to a gate, follow this
gravel road down through a valley go up the other side, wind around this
big hill staying straight, the road will split and take the right spur,
the lake will be in the basin on the left side of the road.
||Easy bushwhack to lake
||200 ft elevation loss to lake
||.5 Miles Roundtrip
||6 out of 10
||Printable Topo Map
Cedar Lake is well worth a afternoon or weekend visit. We opted for a
Bushwhack down off the road, the lake is within sight, the brush is
thick and the hill steep. In a few minutes you are at the lake shore. We
had brought our rafts, to make the fishing more adventurous. We spotted an
island on the back side of the lake. With the rafts inflated we put our
packs in and ourselves and rowed across the lake.
We quickly set up the tent and headed out for some fishing. It started
off slow but as nightfall came it picked up. the fish were surfacing like
crazy. I caught the first lunker-14 inches or so-a nice brook trout. We
caught some more and then rowed back to camp and had some fresh fish for
We had the lake to ourselves, it was very peaceful. We headed out after
dark with our head lamps and did some sight seeing around the area. In
doing so we found another lake, maybe Lyle Lake, but we did not catch any
Fishing-- was great. Using a brown Vibrax. Let it sink a good 10-15
count then reel in slow.
Do it again? Any time I have a chance
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