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

Leavenworth
Nearby City
16.8
Distance
3,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Overnight backpacking trip
Duration
Best summer through fall
Season
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