Cutthroat Trail 483 is a hiking trail in Okanogan County, Washington. It is within Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 4,476 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 479 feet. Cutthroat Trailhead and another parking are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms.
Cutthroat Trail 483 Professional Reviews and Guides
"This wide and well-engineered trail makes an easy day hike to Cutthroat Lake. Because the sensitive heather parks that line the lakeshores are extremely susceptible to damage, camping is forbidden within a quarter mile of the shoreline. Hikers who seek a"
--Erik Molvar, Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades (Falcon Guides).
"The names given to this area’s prominent features come not from a murderous history, but from the local fish that feature the bright red gill covers, cutthroat trout. Cutthroat Lake, at the head of Cutthroat Creek, lies in a deep cirque below Cutthroat Peak and can be accessed from Cutthroat Campground or Cutthroat Pass. Violent-sounding names, but stunningly beautiful terrain!"
--Dan A. Nelson, Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington (The Mountaineers Books).
"A shallow mountain lake beneath the towering cliffs of Cutthroat Peak is only 2 miles and one gentle showerbath waterfall from the highway. This is a great place for little children to wade and swim, while parents cast for the lake’s namesake cutthroat trout. Boulders, grass, and reeds ring the lake. Families can camp a quarter-mile from the shoreline, where there is a creek to play in and clumps of trees to hide in."
--Joan Burton, Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books).
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