Forest Lake Trail

Greenwater, Washington 98022

Forest Lake Trail

Forest Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A short descent over rocky alpine terrain travels through subalpine meadows to a quaint mountain lake. If you want to escape the crowd at Sunrise and experience a variety of different ecosystems, this is the hike for you. From the tundra on the north side of Sourdough Ridge to the deciduous forest that surrounds Forest Lake, you will have a taste of everything.

The trail briefly ascends and then begins a long descent to Forest Lake.The first part of the trail is in the alpine zone and relatively rocky.There are low-growing wildflowers, such as red mountain heather, all around. Patches of snow might linger on the trail until August, but the trail is usually easy to follow."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Late July to September
6,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,800 feet
Top Elevation
White River Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
USGS Sunrise, White River; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map and Guide
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018