Swamp Lake Trail 970

Goose Prairie, Washington

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Hike through the pristine forest from Swamp Lake Trailhead to the Bumping River. Then ford the clear, cold stream and climb to Swamp Lake high on the slopes of American Ridge. Leaving the trailhead at 3, 630 feet elevation, the Swamp Lake Trail quickly crosses a small wooden bridge. The route heads southwest through the mixed-age conifer forest. A little over 0. 1 mile from the trailhead, you will pass a swampy pond to the left of the trail. A little farther along there will be a short path to your right. This path leads to a viewpoint overlooking a falls in the Bumping River. There are cliffs below and some exposure at the viewpoint so be careful, especially if the ground and rocks are wet.
Hiking Washington's William O. Douglas Wilderness

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Hiking Washington's William O. Douglas Wilderness

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike through the pristine forest from Swamp Lake Trailhead to the Bumping River. Then ford the clear, cold stream and climb to Swamp Lake high on the slopes of American Ridge. Leaving the trailhead at 3, 630 feet elevation, the Swamp Lake Trail quickly crosses a small wooden bridge. The route heads southwest through the mixed-age conifer forest.

A little over 0. 1 mile from the trailhead, you will pass a swampy pond to the left of the trail. A little farther along there will be a short path to your right. This path leads to a viewpoint overlooking a falls in the Bumping River. There are cliffs below and some exposure at the viewpoint so be careful, especially if the ground and rocks are wet.

©  Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Goose Prairie
Distance: 8.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best months: July–September.
Local Maps: Bumping Lake and Cougar Lake USGS quads or USDA Forest Service Norse Peak and William O. Douglas Wilderness.
Driving Directions: Directions to Swamp Lake Trail 970

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