Anderson/ Watson Lakes Trail

Van Horn, Washington 98250

Anderson/ Watson Lakes Trail

Anderson/ Watson Lakes Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Beautiful backcountry lakes, bountiful berry patches, glimpses of glaciers, and the option of hoofing to an old lookout site overlooking Baker and peaks and valleys north and south—no wonder this area is darn popular.

The trails are short and wonderful for introducing young’uns to the great outdoors, but there’s a fair amount of elevation to be gained to and fro, so be sure to bring the kid harness or at least extra chocolate bars."

Anderson/ Watson Lakes Trail Trip Reports

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A wonderful trail, great for kids, dogs, backpacking (or just a day hike) and not at all strenuous. The lakes are obviously a little bit bug-infested but the water is divine--clear and warm enough for swimming.

Anderson/ Watson Lakes Trail Photos

Trail Information

Van Horn
Nearby City
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Mid-July– Oct
3,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,900 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Lake Shannon No. 46
Local Maps

Trail Log