Cutthroat Lake

Mazama, Washington

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The names given to this area’s prominent features come not from a murderous history, but from the local fish that feature the bright red gill covers, cutthroat trout. Cutthroat Lake, at the head of Cutthroat Creek, lies in a deep cirque below Cutthroat Peak and can be accessed from Cutthroat Campground or Cutthroat Pass. Violent-sounding names, but stunningly beautiful terrain!
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

The names given to this area’s prominent features come not from a murderous history, but from the local fish that feature the bright red gill covers, cutthroat trout.

Cutthroat Lake, at the head of Cutthroat Creek, lies in a deep cirque below Cutthroat Peak and can be accessed from Cutthroat Campground or Cutthroat Pass. Violent-sounding names, but stunningly beautiful terrain!

© 2010 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mazama
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: July through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Okanogan National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
Driving Directions: Directions to Cutthroat Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2011
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One of the best trails in Washington State. Easy hike up with spectacular views and water features along the entire trail. Heavy snowfall this winter and a very cold summer means we were stopped about a mile short of the pass. Trail is in great condition - just remember those creeks you hop over going up on a cool morning will be crashing obstacles when you return later on a warm day. All foot bridges are out.



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