Sand Lake Trail

Silver Beach, Washington 98226

Sand Lake Trail

Sand Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Bring the kids on this excursion— it’s a great introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for youngsters. The elevation gain is minimal, the scenery is pretty, and the lake at the end of the hike offers a perfect swimming experience: While many wilderness lakes stay ice-cold throughout the summer, Sand Lake is just shallow enough for the sun to warm it to a comfortable temperature for cooling off during a hot summer hike.

The smooth, sandy bottom is a comfort to boot-tired feet, too. You’ll pass Deer Lake on the way to Sand, and between them you’ll find acres of wildflower meadows and cool stands of pine forests. Indeed, these are but two of a slew of lakes in the southern half of the William O. Douglas Wilderness worth visiting."

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Trail Information

Silver Beach
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
4,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,300 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Naches Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 303 White Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018