Lake Dorothy Trail

Index, Washington

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The short, very popular, and much-used trail along the rushing Miller River leads quite quickly to one of the largest forest lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Opportunities for water activities are abundant. The track is so eroded that exposed roots and rocks make travel difficult for short legs. However, only the last half-mile is steep, climbing to the source of the Miller, lovely Lake Dorothy.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

The short, very popular, and much-used trail along the rushing Miller River leads quite quickly to one of the largest forest lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Opportunities for water activities are abundant. The track is so eroded that exposed roots and rocks make travel difficult for short legs. However, only the last half-mile is steep, climbing to the source of the Miller, lovely Lake Dorothy.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Index
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 858 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: June-October
Trailhead Elevation: 2,250 feet
Top Elevation: 3,108 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 175 Skykomish; USGS Snoqualmie Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Dorothy Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/13/2005
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This trail was well maintained and beautiful. It was a bit of a climb toward the end, especially for those of us that need to do a lot more hiking. The lake is beautiful, we went for a quick swim. My wife and I turned around here and went back down, but our friends continued on and backpacked in the area. Parking was easy, directions were good, all-in-all a great day.



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