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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Hidden Lake Lookout, WA

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Difficulty 3 of 5
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Distance Round Trip 8.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,550 feet
Elevation Gain 3,392 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 25.71
Interest Historic, Perennial Waterfall, Perennial Creek & Peak
Backpack Yes
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23  2020-09-05 Ashleyannmarie
115  2020-08-09 Lucyan
Author Ashleyannmarie
author avatar Guides 1
Routes 0
Photos 121
Trips 9 map ( 63 miles )
Age 30 Female Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep → 8 AM
Seasons   Summer to Autumn
Sun  5:56am - 5:57pm
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Earn the Hidden View
by Ashleyannmarie

Likely In-Season!
Overview
Hidden Lake Lookout is a beautiful hike with a steady elevation gain over a very well maintained trail. The road to the trailhead is very rocky and has huge potholes, high clearance recommended.


Hike
The trail starts in Mt. Baker National Forest, but the lake and fire lookout are part of North Cascades National Park.

The hike starts in an old-growth forest with a pleasant ascent through the pines. The trail then transitions through flower fields and tall shrubs until it reaches a ridgeline where it evens out for a bit. Trail then moved into alpine terrain with a few year-round snow crossings. Finally, you earn a saddle with a great view of Hidden Lake. Continue past the saddle and up to the fire lookout. From the saddle to the lookout it’s a scramble over a massive boulder field. The lookout at the top can be camped in, first come, first served.

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2020-09-06 Ashleyannmarie
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    Mount Baker - Snoqualmies Forest
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    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    Head north on Route 5 until you reach Burlington. Turn East onto Route 20(N Cascades Highway). Continue until you reach Marblemount and turn right on Cascade River Road. Take forest road 1540 approximately 4 miles. Parking at the trailhead.
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