Deer Lake and Sand Lake Trail

Packwood, Washington

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These two neat and tidy lakes lie along the Pacific Crest Trail in the William O. Douglas Wilderness. Deer Lake is deep and surrounded by forest. Sand Lake, the farther one, is bordered by meadows and tall trees but is so shallow that, by midsummer, finding usable water can be a problem.
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)

These two neat and tidy lakes lie along the Pacific Crest Trail in the William O. Douglas Wilderness. Deer Lake is deep and surrounded by forest. Sand Lake, the farther one, is bordered by meadows and tall trees but is so shallow that, by midsummer, finding usable water can be a problem.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: July-October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,400 feet
Top Elevation: 5,200 feet
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest, Packwood Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 303 White Pass; USFS Wenatchee
Driving Directions: Directions to Deer Lake and Sand Lake Trail

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