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    Sourdough Lookout Trail

    Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington
    Distance4.0mi
    Elevation Gain5,367ft
    Trailhead Elevation895ft
    Top5,998ft
    Elevation Min/Max895/5998ft
    Elevation Start/End895/895ft

    Sourdough Lookout Trail

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    Eagan, MN
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    9/19/2009
    Actually, my review is of the Sourdough Creek Trail (which isn't listed in Trails.com, it seems). It is about 3.5 miles RT and begins behind the Diablo Lake Enviro. Learning Center. Only a couple of viewpoints out to other mountains but its beauty is in the gentle upward journey along the Sourdough Creek through various plant communities. The variety of greens resulting from the dappled to deep shade had me snapping away until I decided to just enjoy with my eyes. Ranger Katie clued me in on this charming hike and I thank her (also for her thumbs up on the completely different but awesome Maple Pass hike I managed the next day). The waterfall at the top was underwhelming, tho' may be better earlier in the season. My only regret was coming way past wildflower season.
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    Ross Lake National Recreation Area
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    North Cascades National Park
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    North Cascades NP, Newhalem Visitor Center (summer) or Sedro-Woolley Visitor Center (winter)
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails, Diablo WA No. 48
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