Surprise Lake

Skykomish, Washington 98288

Surprise Lake

Surprise Lake Professional Review and Guide

"This trail climbs a narrow side valley above the Skykomish River, offering pretty views, sparkling waterfalls, and deep forest environments to
explore and experience."

Surprise Lake Reviews

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4/17/2009
Perfect winter hiking. Bring the snow shoes and some adventurousness, because crossing "snow bridges" over running creeks is a bit scary. Nothing but fun the whole way though. We took 3 days and camped and snowshoed. Winter parking and over night parking were no problem. There is also a hotspring somewhere near by that is not in the trails.com. Might want to check it out locally.
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12/23/2007
A really nice hike up in great snow conditions. Be prepared for numerous creek crossings (meaning really high snowbanks to climb), but no really hard stuff. The route is easy to find and if you loose it, just head back to Surprise Creek and you'll find it again. While your hiking in the trees be sure to look up and see the ridges that surround you. You might be surprised. Enjoy!
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Trail Information

Skykomish
Nearby City
8
Distance
2,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
December through early April
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Stevens Pass No. 176
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018