Sheep Lake Trail

Greenwater, Washington

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A sidehill trail offers an easy stroll through meadowland to a delightful lake surrounded on three sides by cliffs. (I talked to a mother who was proud that her 3-year-old had walked three-quarters of the way and to a 5-year-old who had walked all the way, carrying his own small pack.) Kids love looking for polliwogs along the shallow shoreline.
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)

A sidehill trail offers an easy stroll through meadowland to a delightful lake surrounded on three sides by cliffs. (I talked to a mother who was proud that her 3-year-old had walked three-quarters of the way and to a 5-year-old who had walked all the way, carrying his own small pack.) Kids love looking for polliwogs along the shallow shoreline.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Greenwater
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Mid-July-October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,432 feet
Top Elevation: 5,832 feet
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 270 Mount Rainier East; USGS Chinook Pass; USFS Wenatchee
Driving Directions: Directions to Sheep Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/21/2008
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Nice easy hike with many views including flowers (I visited in mid-July). Lake is very nice.


7/15/2006
0

This is a fantastic hike for families. It is a short 1 1/2 to 2 miles to the lake with just a little elevation gain. A little snow still covered patches. Delightful little pond with wading opportunities awaits. I highly recommend the extra climb to Sourdough Gap. From the top you can see Mts. St Helens, Hood and Adams, as well as an easy walk to spectacular Rainier vistas.



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