Waptus River to Waptus Lake

Roslyn, Washington 98941

Waptus River to Waptus Lake

Waptus River to Waptus Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A long hike up Waptus River to Waptus Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The hike up Waptus River to Waptus Lake is one of the longer lowland river hikes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Unlike most other river valleys (the nearby Cooper and Cle Elum Rivers being prime examples), no road was pushed up Waptus River by miners or loggers, which has allowed the river valley and lake to maintain a wilderness aspect unmatched by other big lakes in the region.

The only thing missing is solitude; this hike, although long, gets a lot of traffic, especially horses. The going is mostly flat and easy, but with the usual ups and downs of Cascades river valley hiking. Waptus Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, is very popular with fishermen and horse packers, yet it is large enough that you can find a secluded spot."

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Trail Information

Roslyn
Nearby City
18.8
Distance
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Overnight backpacking trip
Duration
Best early summer through fall
Season
2,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,100 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Davis Peak, Polallie Ridge
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018