Spectacle Lake

Roslyn, Washington

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A strenuous hike to spectacular Spectacle Lake. Spectacle Lake is a large alpine lake nestled in a rocky basin below Chikamin Peak, one of the 7,000-foot peaks that lord over this section of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is one of the most spectacular of the alpine lakes, a jewel among the high subalpine meadows of the Cascade Crest. Spectacle Lake is a large alpine lake nestled in a rocky basin below Chikamin Peak, one of the 7,000-foot peaks that lord over this section of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is one of the most spectacular of the alpine lakes, a jewel among the high subalpine meadows of the Cascade Crest. The hike begins up Cooper River Trail 1323, flat and easy, hiking directly up Cooper River valley from the northwest shore of Cooper Lake, through deep old-growth forest.
Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides)

A strenuous hike to spectacular Spectacle Lake. Spectacle Lake is a large alpine lake nestled in a rocky basin below Chikamin Peak, one of the 7,000-foot peaks that lord over this section of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is one of the most spectacular of the alpine lakes, a jewel among the high subalpine meadows of the Cascade Crest.

Spectacle Lake is a large alpine lake nestled in a rocky basin below Chikamin Peak, one of the 7,000-foot peaks that lord over this section of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is one of the most spectacular of the alpine lakes, a jewel among the high subalpine meadows of the Cascade Crest. The hike begins up Cooper River Trail 1323, flat and easy, hiking directly up
Cooper River valley from the northwest shore of Cooper Lake, through deep old-growth forest.

©  Jeff Smoot/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Roslyn
Distance: 18.2
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Overnight backpacking trip
Season: Best midsummer through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,900 feet
Top Elevation: 4,300 feet
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Polallie Ridge; Green Trails 208 (Kachess Lake)
Driving Directions: Directions to Spectacle Lake

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