Dingford Creek to Myrtle Lakes

North Bend, Washington

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A day hike or backpack up Dingford Creek to Myrtle Lakes. Dingford Creek Trail climbs alongside its namesake creek to its source, the Myrtle Lakes, two of several quiet lakes set in a high basin above the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the shadow of Big Snow Mountain. This is frequently done as a day hike, but the rough approach drive deters many from visiting this trail, making it a good choice if you want to get away from the crowds. There is a lot to explore here, including high lakes, vistas, and summits.
Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides)

A day hike or backpack up Dingford Creek to Myrtle Lakes. Dingford Creek Trail climbs alongside its namesake creek to its source, the Myrtle Lakes, two of several quiet lakes set in a high basin above the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the shadow of Big Snow Mountain.

This is frequently done as a day hike, but the rough approach drive deters many from visiting this trail, making it a good choice if you want to get away from the crowds. There is a lot to explore here, including high lakes, vistas, and summits.

©  Jeff Smoot/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 12.6
Elevation Gain: 3,450 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day-hike or backpack
Season: Best midsummer through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,000 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Big Snow Mountain; Green Trails 175 (Skykomish)
Driving Directions: Directions to Dingford Creek to Myrtle Lakes

Recent Trail Reviews

9/5/2011
0

Long drive to get to the trailhead, but well worth it. Once there it is a nice long day hike with some great terrain and nice views. Lake at the top is nice , but a little buggy


8/18/2008
1

The trail is well maintained (90% of the way) despite the heavy snow this year. The first part of this trail is not for the faint of heart - it starts off immediately uphill and is pretty rocky. Some neat views along the way. The lake at the top is beautiful (not stunning, but beautiful) and very peaceful. We went in August and it was a very hot weekend so the water in the lake warmed up a lot and we went for a nice warm swim in the lake. It was awesome! Oh, and a little secret: when you first get to the lake hang a left and go around to the west side. Thats where the best camping (and fishing is). Cheerio!



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