Cooney Lake

Sawtooth Ridge, Washington

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Cooney Lake is one of the famed Golden Lakes, so dubbed by pioneer guidebook authors Harvey Manning and Ira Spring because of the larches that set these alpine bodies of water aglow come autumn. Nestled in a high cirque on the serrated Sawtooth Ridge, on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, Cooney makes for a wonderful weekend adventure or is a good base for days of exploring.
 Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes

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Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Cooney Lake is one of the famed Golden Lakes, so dubbed by pioneer guidebook authors Harvey Manning and Ira Spring because of the larches that set these alpine bodies of water aglow come autumn. Nestled in a high cirque on the serrated Sawtooth Ridge, on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, Cooney makes for a wonderful weekend adventure or is a good base for days of exploring.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sawtooth Ridge
Distance: 16
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Jul–Oct
Local Maps: Green Trails Prince Creek, WA–No. 115
Driving Directions: Directions to Cooney Lake

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