Cradle Lake

Leavenworth, Washington 98826

Cradle Lake

Cradle Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A high alpine lake nestled in a basin above Meadow Creek. Cradle Lake is a small lake perched in a high meadow basin about 1 mile south of Highchair Mountain on Blackjack Ridge. This approach to Cradle Lake is long, about 9.7 miles total via Jack Creek and Meadow Creek trails, and is more popular with horseback riders than hikers."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Overnight backpacking trip
Best summer through fall
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,200 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Jack Ridge; Green Trails 177 (Chiwaukum Mountains)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018