Barclay Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Snohomish County, Washington. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 2,285 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,131 feet. The Barclay Lake Trail Head parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms.
Barclay Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This shallow, low-elevation (2,442 feet) forest lake lies beneath the massive and spectacular north face of Mount Baring. Children will enjoy the chance to wade, splash, and paddle in this quiet lake, and parents will appreciate the fact that campsites are close enough to the road to make extra trips to the car if necessary. The trail is smooth and gradual, through old-growth forest.Barclay Lake trail No. 1055 drops from the left side of the road to Barclay Creek and proceeds upstream on an easy, well-maintained trail featuring boardwalks and log ends. Cross the creek on a bridge. This bridge was replaced in part by funds from the Spring Family Trails Trust, which is supported by sales of this and other books. Watch for a house-size boulder beside the trail; the moss-covered overhang forms a magical cave. I told my children that elves and dwarves used to live here before America was discovered. It’s a short distance from here to the lake."
--Joan Burton, Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books).
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