Bumping Lake Trail 971

Goose Prairie, Washington

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Hike along the shore of Bumping Lake, watching for elk and possibly stopping to fish as you go. The trail first descends a short distance, then turns right to head southwest along the lakeshore. The forest along the lake consists of mixed-age conifers, and much of the ground is covered with vanilla leaf. Vanilla leaf blooms in June here. Scattered around between the trees and above the vanilla leaf are a few shrubby Rocky Mountain maples and mountain ash bushes. After a short distance along the lake, the shoreline steepens, forming talus slopes, which in places reach nearly to the water’s edge. Penstemon sprouts from between the rocks, blooming by mid-June, and Oregon grape and hazel brush dot the slopes.
Hiking Washington's William O. Douglas Wilderness

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Hiking Washington's William O. Douglas Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike along the shore of Bumping Lake, watching for elk and possibly stopping to fish as you go. The trail first descends a short distance, then turns right to head southwest along the lakeshore. The forest along the lake consists of mixed-age conifers, and much of the ground is covered with vanilla leaf. Vanilla leaf blooms in June here.

Scattered around between the trees and above the vanilla leaf are a few shrubby Rocky Mountain maples and mountain ash bushes. After a short distance along the lake, the shoreline steepens, forming talus slopes, which in places reach nearly to the water’s edge. Penstemon sprouts from between the rocks, blooming by mid-June, and Oregon grape and hazel brush dot the slopes.

©  Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Goose Prairie
Distance: 9
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best months: Mid-May through October out and back, mid-July through October shuttle.
Local Maps: USDA Forest Service William O. Douglas and Norse Peak Wilderness or Bumping Lake and Cougar Lake USGS quads.
Driving Directions: Directions to Bumping Lake Trail 971

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