Boardman Lake Trail

Snohomish County, Washington

Elevation Gain575ft
Trailhead Elevation2,738ft
Elevation Min/Max2738/3107ft
Elevation Start/End2738/2738ft

Boardman Lake Trail

Boardman Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Snohomish County, Washington. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 2,738 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 575 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.

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Day Hiking: North Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"The hike to big, beautiful Boardman Lake is one of the easiest off of the Mountain Loop Highway. Just under a mile and gaining a mere 250 feet of elevation along the way (and 50 on the way back), this lovely backcountry body of water can be reached by just about every hiker—young and old, long-legged and short-breathed, and everyone else in between."
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Joan Burton
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"Two large forest lakes lie within 1 mile of the parking area. The first, Lake Evan, is just off the road—convenient for parents of toddlers who seek a wooded picnic spot. The second, Boardman Lake, with only 200 feet of trail elevation, is deeper, cleaner, and larger and offers trout fishing and views of Bald Mountain. Children will enjoy wading and splashing from the shore, whether the stay is for a day or overnight."

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This is a fairly easy hike. Although there are a few steep spots, it is mostly an easy walk. A couple of switchbacks and stairs make short work of the more difficult sections. The lake at the end of the trail is well worth the hike. Traversing the log jamb at the lake outlet to get to the other side cab be tricky if the logs are wet. Otherwise that too can be fun. The best times to make this trek are in late spring or early to late summer. Otherwise it can be very wet and slippery. For those who like to fish - this lake has some very nice brook trout!

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Trail Information

Snohomish County
Nearby City
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 110 Silverton
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