Marmot Lake

Roslyn, Washington

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A long day hike or backpack to remote Marmot Lake. Marmot Lake is a remote lake lying about 3 miles north of Mount Daniel. Geographically, the lake is not all that remote; it lies only a few miles north of Mount Sawyer and would be easily accessible via Tonga Ridge Trail if there was a trail leading directly from Sawyer Pass. However, the trail to Marmot Lake begins from Deception Pass, which is about 5 miles in from the nearest trailhead, making this a long day hike best done as an overnight trip. Marmot Lake is a remote lake lying about 3 miles north of Mount Daniel. Geographically, the lake is not all that remote; it lies only a few miles north of Mount Sawyer and would be easily accessible via Tonga Ridge Trail if there was a trail leading directly from Sawyer Pass.
Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides)

A long day hike or backpack to remote Marmot Lake. Marmot Lake is a remote lake lying about 3 miles north of Mount Daniel. Geographically, the lake is not all that remote; it lies only a few miles north of Mount Sawyer and would be easily accessible via Tonga Ridge Trail if there was a trail leading directly from Sawyer Pass. However, the trail to Marmot Lake begins from Deception Pass, which is about 5 miles in from the nearest trailhead, making this a long day hike best done as an overnight trip.

Marmot Lake is a remote lake lying about 3 miles north of Mount Daniel. Geographically, the lake is not all that remote; it lies only a few miles north of Mount Sawyer and would be easily accessible via Tonga Ridge Trail if there was a trail leading directly from Sawyer Pass.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Roslyn
Distance: 18.4
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day-hike or backpack
Season: Best summer through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 3,300 feet
Top Elevation: 4,940 feet
Local Contacts: Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Mount Daniel; Green Trails 176 (Stevens Pass)
Driving Directions: Directions to Marmot Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/23/2009
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Just got back and the lake is beautiful! There are a few places along the trail that get a little tricky. There are 2 avalanche debris fields that you have to cross or go around and then picking up the trail can be a little tricky if you haven't ever been on the hike before. There are also several spots along the way that are getting so overgrown you can't see where you are stepping which is just more of a nuisance than anything. Overall it was a very nice trip and there are several side trips from the lake once you get up there.



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