Lake Twentytwo Trail

Verlot, Washington

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Perched in a spectacular basin at the base of Mount Pilchuck’s sheer northern face, sparkling Lake Twenty-two is a stunning sight. But there’s more to this popular hike than the picturesque lake and its backdrop of waterfalls and avalanche chutes. For much of the way the well-constructed trail follows cascading Twenty-two Creek through an exemplary ancient forest of gargantuan cedars. An excellent hike to acquaint children and neophytes with the natural world—just don’t expect to be alone on this favorite of many a Puget Sound hiker.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Perched in a spectacular basin at the base of Mount Pilchuck’s sheer northern face, sparkling Lake Twenty-two is a stunning sight. But there’s more to this popular hike than the picturesque lake and its backdrop of waterfalls and avalanche chutes.

For much of the way the well-constructed trail follows cascading Twenty-two Creek through an exemplary ancient forest of gargantuan cedars. An excellent hike to acquaint children and neophytes with the natural world—just don’t expect to be alone on this favorite of many a Puget Sound hiker.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Verlot
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Mid-May– Nov
Trailhead Elevation: 1,050 feet
Top Elevation: 2,400 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker– Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District, or Verlot Public Service Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Granite Falls No. 109, Silverton No. 110
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Twentytwo Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/6/2010
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9/7/2009
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Very rainy day but still spectacular. Impressed how well maintained the trail was. Even after days of rain it was in a good shape - though some of the granite sections were mini rivers. Beautiful forest all the way up. One of our group was back in the NW for a couple of days and desperate for big trees. This filled his need well. Lake was gorgeous and great pay off for the climb - though it was so cloudy we couldn't really see the mountains surrounding the lake.


7/22/2009
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Trail is complete all the way around the lake. Some snow still on north side (see pics), but trail is clear. Awesome hike.


7/3/2009
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I think the trailhead pretty much set the standard for the rest of the trail. The trail was very well maintained. There were quite a few neat little bridges and log walkways which are my favorite part of trails. The trail was not easy but not hard either, a good work out for those not in shape. The lake veiws at the end make your hard work worth it!! Its breathtaking!! I would highly recommend bug spray though.


6/27/2009
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Headed up trail with a group of scouts. It was a busy trail wide enough to allow people to pass. The views were breathtaking, water falls in full force as we followed the river. Snow present the last 1/2 mile to the lake. Lake still partically covered and bank along lake still covered with snow.



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