Libby Lake Trail

Carlton, Washington 98814

Libby Lake Trail

Libby Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Hidden in a high cirque in the hinterlands of Hoodoo Peak, Libby Lake is one of the loneliest and loftiest in the Sawtooth Range. And floating at an elevation of 7618 feet, it’s also one of the highest alpine lakes in the entire Cascades.

Surrounded by towering walls and tailings of talus, Libby’s setting is stark. But its outlet is graced with rows of stately larches. In summer their delicate needles add soft green streaks to the barren basin, while in autumn their golden transformation adds light. It’s a stiff climb, best attempted early to beat the Okanogan sun."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,320 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
July– mid-Oct
4,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,618 feet
Top Elevation
Okanogan National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Buttermilk Butte No. 83, Prince Creek No. 115
Local Maps

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Jul 2018