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    West Fork Foss Lakes Trail

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Washington
    Distance6.9mi
    Elevation Gain5,539ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,639ft
    Top4,927ft
    Elevation Min/Max1639/4927ft
    Elevation Start/End1639/1639ft

    West Fork Foss Lakes Trail

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    Houghton, WA
    Pathfinder | 187 pts
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    7/24/2009
    This trip takes it out of you; there is a lot of incline. I ran into about 6-7 other groups of people as it seems to be a pretty popular trail for a day hike. Depending on your hiking speed you can make it to big heart in a day, but you'll be traveling fast. There are a lot of view points and wild flowers along the way to keep in interesting. Just remember to travel light.
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    Edmonds, WA
    Pathfinder | 130 pts
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    9/29/2005
    This is an amazing trail on a cool day. The trail starts out as a gentle river bed trail and then begins to ascend and ascend up seemingly endless switchbacks. But, they are beautiful - a roaring waterfall to accomany you and gold and red arched maple vines encourage you to keep going. Don't miss Lake Malachite - because it's easy to! A small wooden sign sends you up a .3 mile heckofa climb to one of the most beautiful lakes I've seen in my life. This was possibly my tenth trip to this lake, and I know it will be a sad year that I don't make the climb to Lake Malachite.
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    Trail Information

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
    Nearby City
    Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Mount Baker–Snoqualmie NF, Skykomish Ranger District, Skykomish
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails, Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass No. 176S
    Local Maps

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