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Washington Backcountry Trails

Glacier Lake shoreline


Glacier Lake

Glacier lake

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Location: By White Pass
Directions: Head out Hwy 12 towards White Pass, just before you get to Packwood there is a road to the right FR 21. The road travels over two major creeks before FR2110 angles off to the left. This trail begins on Road 2110. The trailhead is very small with limited parking available.  The hike begins on an old road and switches to an very nice trail that will lead you to the trailhead. 
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation +/- 900 ft elevation gain
Distance: 6+ Miles Roundtrip
Rating: 7 out of 10
Fishing: Great
Scenery: very green 
Map: Printable Topo Map
Glacier lake

Trail info: The trail follows an old logging road for a awhile through the forest. It skirts the edge of Glacier Creek, then drops down to the creek. The trail ends at Glacier Lake, with only a rough path along the lake shore. 

Glacier Lake is well worth a afternoon or weekend visit. We opted for a day hike. It is an easy hike to the lake. 

The trail winds through some beautiful old growth before opening up.  There is one small hill climb to get the ol' heart pumping before you reach the lake.  This is a good early season warm up for the more strenuous summer hiking season.  The lake is set in a small basin surrounded by ridges on all sides.  

There is good access to lake shore while the lake is down. But on the one end you have to do a bit of rock climbing, clinging to a rock face, to make it all the way around the lake

Fishing-- fishing was surprisingly good considering it was attempted in almost white out and winding conditions. It was a great day of fishing and catching.

 Do it again? Sure

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