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Washington Backcountry Trails

A view of the forest

A look at the surrounding area



Ferguson Lake

Ferguson Lake

Definition of terms below
Location: Pasayten Wilderness
Directions: Head on over to Mazama, WA on the North Cascades Hwy 20, head northwest out of Mazama towards Harts Pass, at Harts Pass turn right and head for the lookout station at the top.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Elevation +/- 3000+
Distance: 15+ Miles roundtrip
Rating: 9 out of 10
Fishing: Awesome
Scenery: Awesome 
Map: Printable Topo Map


Ferguson Lake is well worth a long weekend visit, if your looking for some great fishing, abundant wildlife-porcupines, mule deer, bears etc.

Start out by parking about 3/4 of the way up to Slate Peak, there should be a trail sign. Head over the top of this ridge and drop down into the back valley. Hike along the valley for a few miles then hang a right up to Ferguson Lake. 

There are numerous hiking/game trails in the area, we usually explore a bunch of them. There are nice campsites at the lake, and usually not too many people around to share them.

One thing to remember, no matter how nice you think it is going to be when you go, always take your foul weather gear. We had it snow 6 inches on the 4th of July up here.

Fishing-- The fishing is awesome, you may want your inflatable raft but it is not needed, the shorelines are pretty easily fished.

 Do it again? Yes

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