One word of caution about this hike: bugs! While alpine lakes are the perfect place for us humans to hang out, the swampy marshlands and stagnant ponds that surround them provide the ideal environment for mosquitoes and other biting insects. If you can find the time in late summer or fall, save this hike for the off-season. Otherwise, make
sure you bring plenty of mosquito netting and consider doing the loop in a moderately long day.
There are two ways to begin this hike. The first option is to take off from the PCT trailhead, which is 0.5 miles northeast of White Pass on the north side of Highway 12. This trailhead is very popular with equestrians and can be packed on the weekend. A somewhat quieter option is to start from Dog Lake Campground, another 1.5 miles east past the turnoff for the PCT, on the north side of the road. There is only enough room for four vehicles, so if the parking spaces are taken, you might find yourself backtracking to the PCT trailhead.
White Pass, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16