Bead Lake Trail

Newport, Washington

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Lying just a few miles outside of the pastoral Pend Oreille River valley, large and mostly undeveloped, Bead Lake is a pleasant surprise. It is surrounded by groves of old growth, it has no visible outlet, and its shoreline is graced with a beautifully constructed hiking trail. Furthermore, this pleasant trail rarely sees large numbers of users, unlike the Sullivan Lake Trail to the north.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)

Lying just a few miles outside of the pastoral Pend Oreille River valley, large and mostly undeveloped, Bead Lake is a pleasant surprise.

It is surrounded by groves of old growth, it has no visible outlet, and its shoreline is graced with a beautifully constructed hiking trail. Furthermore, this pleasant trail rarely sees large numbers of users, unlike the Sullivan Lake Trail to the north.

©  Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newport
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Best late April to November
Trailhead Elevation: 3,200 feet
Top Elevation: 3,200 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Bead Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Bead Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/26/2011
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Did the Bead Lake trail as the first overnight backpacking trip with my 6 and 8-year-old sons. The trail is great and there are plenty of places to camp. The best campsite for lake access, though, is the one that's only about .5 miles from the trailhead. We went about 4 miles in and found a nice site with a stream for water and close-by shore access to fish from. Beautiful, clean, peaceful place. The only reason it's not 5 stars is the housing developments and associated boats. We didn't see either from our camping spot but you would from others.


7/3/2011
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Great views of the lake. Wasn't busy even on a holiday weekend. Trail begins across the road from the parking area.


9/22/2007
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Great trail, pretty easy for the distance, good views of the lake for most of the trail. After reading that the area was mostly undeveloped in the trail guide, I was suprised to see houses around part of the lake. No signs of any wild life. There are two great campsites near the end of the trail.



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