Pyramid Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Whatcom County, Washington. It is within Ross Lake National Recreation Area. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 1,117 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,554 feet.
Pyramid Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Do this hike not for the destination, but for the journey. “Lake” is an overstatement. Pond, maybe, but Pyramid Puddle is more like it. Still, this easily accessible trail gets a fair amount of traffic, as it makes for a good spring conditioner or late-fall snow prober. And while Pyramid Lake is tiny, some of the trees along the way are anything but small. The real allure of this trail is the impressive old-growth forest it traverses, compensating for any lake letdown."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: North Cascades (The Mountaineers Books).
"Pyramid Lake, which is tucked neatly in an isolated basin on the northern edge of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, has everything a hiker could want in a mountain lake. Although there is no view of the wilderness’s namesake mountain, you’ll enjoy a wonderful perspective of Pyramid Butte, a local landmark that rises impressively above the lake’s east shore. And if views aren’t enough, you can feast on huckleberries, cool off with a refreshing swim, or try to catch a few of the lake’s tasty brook trout."
--Doug Lorain, One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City (Wilderness Press).
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