Wallace Lake

Gold Bar, Washington

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This wide trail is good for beginners. There are few obstacles and it is entirely runnable. The route starts on trail but goes several miles on road. Since it is a long hill up to the lake, it’s also good training for the intermediate and advanced trail runners. It is 12.2 miles round trip from the parking lot to the lake outlet and another 0.5 mile to the end of the lake. The lake (elevation 1844 feet) is quite lovely and peaceful, reflecting Stickney Ridge against the sky. The trail and road up to Wallace Lake go in and out of state park property. Out of the park there is evidence of logging, but it does clear the way for some beautiful vistas.
50 Trail Runs in Washington

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50 Trail Runs in Washington

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)

This wide trail is good for beginners. There are few obstacles and it is entirely runnable. The route starts on trail but goes several miles on road. Since it is a long hill up to the lake, it’s also good training for the intermediate and advanced trail runners.

It is 12.2 miles round trip from the parking lot to the lake outlet and another 0.5 mile to the end of the lake. The lake (elevation 1844 feet) is quite lovely and peaceful, reflecting Stickney Ridge against the sky. The trail and road up to Wallace Lake go in and out of state park property. Out of the park there is evidence of logging, but it does clear the way for some beautiful vistas.

©  Cheri Pompeo Gillis/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: Gold Bar
Distance: 13
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Wallace Falls State Park
Local Maps: Green Trails #142, USGS Wallace Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Wallace Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/1/2007
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Easy trail for novice like my self. Not terribly overcrowd during fall season. I've gone back in the spring time and seen the parking lots spill over with visitors as the falls are full with snow melt. The wallace lake trail is good for dogs. I believe the parking lot requires a northwest parking pass.



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