Lake Ethel Trail

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Distance4.6mi
Elevation Gain3,922ft
Trailhead Elevation2,392ft
Top5,714ft
Elevation Min/Max2392/5714ft
Elevation Start/End2392/2392ft

Lake Ethel Trail

Lake Ethel Trail is a hiking trail in Chelan County, Washington. It is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 2,392 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,922 feet. The Lake Ethel Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Upper Roaring Creek Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Jeff Smoot
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"A more scenic path to Larch Lake via Lake Ethel and the Scottish Lakes. The traditional path to Larch Lake is via Chiwaukum Creek, but a slightly longer alternative is available to those who prefer to get the climbing over with first, then meander through high lake country and across subalpine ridges, via Lake Ethel Trail and the Scottish Lakes. The traditional path to Larch Lake is via Chiwaukum Creek, but a slightly longer alternative is available to those who prefer to get the climbing over with first, then meander through high lake country and across subalpine ridges, via Lake Ethel Trail and the Scottish Lakes. Assuming you managed the drive to the trailhead, get your permit at the trailhead register and start hiking. (If the road proves too rough, park lower down and hike up the road to the trailhead.)"
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Trail Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Nearby City
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Parks
Difficult
Skill Level
Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Wenatchee Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Chiwaukum Mountains, Mount Howard, Lake Wenatchee; Green Trails 177 (Chiwaukum Mountains)
Local Maps

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