Independence and North Lakes Trail

Silverton, Washington 98256

Independence and North Lakes Trail

Independence and North Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"It’s a tough trek up, over, and down a steep and rocky ridge to North Lake—a fair price to pay for the solitude you’ll more than likely find. But if you prefer an easier adventure—one perfect for the kids and your dog—feel free to go no farther than Independence Lake.

Either way, both lakes make fine destinations. Surrounded by a rugged topography cloaked in ancient forest, the setting is as wild as any along the Mountain Loop Highway, except for one noticeable difference. North and Independence lack the crowds that inundate nearby backcountry lakes."

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Trail Information

Silverton
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
7
Distance
2,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
July– mid-Oct
Season
3,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,950 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District, or Verlot Public Service Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Silverton No. 110
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018