Bertha May and Granite Lakes Trail

Ashford, Washington 98304

Bertha May and Granite Lakes Trail

Bertha May and Granite Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Three woodland lakes along a short forest trail are good choices for Scout groups or families with young and inexperienced hikers. Children can swim in all three, but shorelines are soft and muddy in the first two.

An easy ¼ mile leads to Pothole Lake, a poor name for a lake large enough for several campsites and for a sizable outlet stream. Climb steeply ½ mile through big old hemlocks to Bertha May Lake. Long and narrow, her shore lined with driftwood and blueberries, Bertha May has good campsites. Too bad that many hikers visiting this lake
don’t think to carry out their own garbage."

Bertha May and Granite Lakes Trail Reviews

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Yo do turn right and go up a long way must have a truck to get to the trail head you can also get to these lake via the cora lake trail
The "how to get there" section of the guide for this is inaccurate. You don't turn right at 6.5 miles. You turn right at High Rock Lookout road FR 84 at a little over the 4 mile mark on FR52. Due to this misinformation I wasnt actually able to hike this trail. Very soon though, I will be headed that way. After that I have a different review.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
3,600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,200 feet
Top Elevation
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Packwood Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 301 Randle; USFS Gifford Pinchot
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018