East Bank Trail

OutAndBack • 32 mi • 1297 ft

A backpack along Ross Lake to the mouth of Lightning Creek.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newhalem
Length: 32 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1,297 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Early June to late October
Trailhead Elevation: 1,970 feet
Top Elevation: 2,520 feet
Local Contacts: Ross Lake National Recreation Area 360-856-5700
Local Maps: USGS Pumpkin Mountain, Crater Mountain, Ross Dam; Green trails Diablo Lake, Ross Lake, Mount Logan
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We started at the East Bank TH on Hwy 20 and took 5 nights to get to Hozeman campground. Even though it was July 4th weekend it was not very crowded. The trail follows the shoreline at times then winds through the forest. Highlight was hearing the wolves howl across the lake.

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