Barclay Lake, Stone Lake, and Eagle Lake

Baring, Washington

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This is the best of hikes, this is the worst of hikes. Well, not really. But it is a tale of two trails. The first offers a relaxing walk through beautiful forest to reach Barclay Lake, and the second continues on a rough and steep climb to remote Eagle Lake, less than 2 miles farther away but much harder to reach. In between, unheralded but scenic Stone Lake rests in a high mountain saddle. Scenery includes plant life, subalpine meadows, wildflowers, an old cabin, and mountain views. Note that traffic is heavy to Barclay Lake, but low to Eagle Lake.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is the best of hikes, this is the worst of hikes. Well, not really. But it is a tale of two trails. The first offers a relaxing walk through beautiful forest to reach Barclay Lake, and the second continues on a rough and steep climb to remote Eagle Lake, less than 2 miles farther away but much harder to reach. In between, unheralded but scenic Stone Lake rests in a high mountain saddle.

Scenery includes plant life, subalpine meadows, wildflowers, an old cabin, and mountain views. Note that traffic is heavy to Barclay Lake, but low to Eagle Lake.

© 2016 Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Baring
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 3 to 8 hours
Season: Hikable spring–fall (Eagle Lake, summer–fall)
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: 3,900 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 360-677-2414; www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recarea/?recid=17874
Local Maps: Green Trails: Monte Cristo 143; USGS Baring
Driving Directions: Directions to Barclay Lake, Stone Lake, and Eagle Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/29/2009
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Nice combination of river; and meadow hike for kids. The double washed out crossing is a little dicey with a kid on my back and 5 year olds in toe but with a minimum of two adults or a safety line it's doable.



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Apr 2018