Eagle Lakes

Carlton, Washington

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You’ll have a tired dog after this outing, but chances are he’ll do better than you along the way. The trail climbs steadily right from the start, carved into the steep side of a long ridge running down from Mount Bigelow. As the trail climbs, the forest, open and airy to begin with, thins and eventually disappears as meadows take over and the trail climbs to the upper reaches of Sawtooth Ridge. The sprawling network of interlocked meadows—separated by stands of timber, fins of rock, and broad, blue lakes—provides wonderful opportunities to ramble through knee-deep fields of flowers while soaking in views of the North Cascades.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

You’ll have a tired dog after this outing, but chances are he’ll do better than you along the way. The trail climbs steadily right from the start, carved into the steep side of a long ridge running down from Mount Bigelow.

As the trail climbs, the forest, open and airy to begin with, thins and eventually disappears as meadows take over and the trail climbs to the upper reaches of Sawtooth Ridge. The sprawling network of interlocked meadows—separated by stands of timber, fins of rock, and broad, blue lakes—provides wonderful opportunities to ramble through knee-deep fields of flowers while soaking in views of the North Cascades.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Carlton
Distance: 12
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 to 3 days
Season: Late June through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker National Forest
Local Maps: Green Trails Prince Creek No. 115
Driving Directions: Directions to Eagle Lakes

Recent Trail Reviews

6/18/2006
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Had a blast. The trail is crossed by downed trees, right at the beginning there's an entire tree laying parallel in the trail. Go around. We only hiked to the falls but had an easy time of it. The falls were running full and were worth the hike and fun to see.



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