Mildred Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Mason County, Washington. It is within Mount Skokomish Wilderness Area and Olympic National Forest. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 1,810 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,166 feet.
Mildred Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Three beautiful backcountry lakes tucked in a hidden valley surrounded by craggy summits await you at the end of this arduous hike. A boot-beaten path that leaves you beat, the Mildred Lakes Trail was forged by tenacious fishermen and masochistic hikers.
An entanglement of roots and rocks, along an up-and-down course that deﬁes logic, this trail is notorious as one of the nastiest in the Olympics. This hike is all about the destination, not the journey."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
"An 8.8-mile round-trip wilderness route from FR 25 to the Mildred Lakes. This route is not a designed trail but rather a track worn into the mountains by the passage of countless hikers, many of them ambitious anglers. Prepare for a true wilderness experience. It is extremely steep, and some climbing ability will be required at several points along the route. Check the weather report before going; if there is a possibility of rain, choose another hike. This unstable trailbed becomes quite slippery in wet weather. Mountain goats also frequent the upper reaches of this trail, so hike cautiously. The trek begins in a second-growth stand of Douglas fir; the original forest was logged off."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides).
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