Pyramid Lake Trail

Diablo, Washington

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Do this hike not for the destination, but for the journey. “Lake” is an overstatement. Pond, maybe, but Pyramid Puddle is more like it. Still, this easily accessible trail gets a fair amount of traffic, as it makes for a good spring conditioner or late-fall snow prober. And while Pyramid Lake is tiny, some of the trees along the way are anything but small. The real allure of this trail is the impressive old-growth forest it traverses, compensating for any lake letdown.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Do this hike not for the destination, but for the journey. “Lake” is an overstatement. Pond, maybe, but Pyramid Puddle is more like it. Still, this easily accessible trail gets a fair amount of traffic, as it makes for a good spring conditioner or late-fall snow prober.

And while Pyramid Lake is tiny, some of the trees along the way are anything but small. The real allure of this trail is the impressive old-growth forest it traverses, compensating for any lake letdown.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Diablo
Distance: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Late Apr– Nov
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 2,600 feet
Local Contacts: North Cascades National Park Visitors Center (Newhalem)
Local Maps: Green Trails Diablo No. 48
Driving Directions: Directions to Pyramid Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/27/2009
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Deceiving title for this hike. The lake at the top is more of a pond with limited shore. The hike up wasn't long, and had a few great photo-ops from the small stream and nice mossy mini waterfalls. All up hill from the get go, it's a good quick workout, but limited in the payoff at the end



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