Heather Lake

Granite Falls, Washington

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The very popular walk to Heather Lake is short, but it’s a classic: old-growth and mature second-growth forest, perennial creeks, peekaboo views, and a lake situated in a beautiful setting. Mount Pilchuck towers above, and a long ribbon of water falls into the lake. Midsummer swimming is always a possibility, and anglers are known to frequent the lake nearly year-round. Wildflower displays along the rocky shoreline are usually pretty good, as is berry picking in the fall.

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"The very popular walk to Heather Lake is short, but it’s a classic: old-growth and mature second-growth forest, perennial creeks, peekaboo views, and a lake situated in a beautiful setting.

Mount Pilchuck towers above, and a long ribbon of water falls into the lake. Midsummer swimming is always a possibility, and anglers are known to frequent the lake nearly year-round. Wildflower displays along the rocky shoreline are usually pretty good, as is berry picking in the fall."

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 6.1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Alpine Lakes Protection Society (ALPS), www.alpinelakes.org. Middle Fork Coalition, www.midforc.org. USDA Forest Service Darrington Ranger District, 1405 Emens St., Darrington, WA 98241; (360) 436-1155; www .fs.usda.gov/mbs. USDA Forest Service Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Hwy., Granite Falls, WA 98252; (360) 691-7791; Everett Mountaineers, www .everettmountaineers.org.
Local Maps: USGS Verlot
Driving Directions: Directions to Heather Lake

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May 2018