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Gems in Alpine Lakes Wilderness - 3

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gem Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.

Colchuck Lake

(5) Leavenw…, WA
gem Favorite Mason Lake

Mason Lake

(9) Riverbend, WA
gem Favorite No Photos

Tank Lakes

(2) Skykomish, WA

Recommended Routes in Alpine Lakes Wilderness - 3

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Favorite On the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bandera Mountain

8.2 mi 13.1 km 3,055' Up 931.15 m Up 3,054' Down 931.01 m Down

Riverbend, WA
Favorite Clear view over the Cascades on the way down from Mason Lake.
Intermediate

Mason, Island, & Rainbow Lakes

10.5 mi 17.0 km 2,772' Up 844.85 m Up 2,771' Down 844.68 m Down

Riverbend, WA
Favorite Clear view over the Cascades on the way down from Mason Lake.
Difficult

Thompson Lake via Mt. Defiance

16.1 mi 25.8 km 5,068' Up 1544.59 m Up 5,067' Down 1544.42 m Down

Riverbend, WA

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Hiking

  • 311 Miles 500 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 15 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 27 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 48 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alpine Lakes Wilderness - 87

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Bandera Mountain Trail
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #2Ira Spring (Mason Lake) Trail #1038
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 28 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Island-Rainbow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
4.8 mi 7.8 km #4Mount Defiance Trail #1009
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #5Talapus Lake Trail #1039
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA 22 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Navaho Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
5.7 mi 9.1 km #7Chatter Creek Trail #1580
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #8Old County Line Trail
Difficult
Cle Elum, WA
Difficult
Cle Elum, WA
6.2 mi 9.9 km #9Dingford Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tanner, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Tanner, WA
10.8 mi 17.4 km #10Dutch Miller Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Skykomish, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Skykomish, WA

Photos of Alpine Lakes Wilderness - 210

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Stunning view of Rainier at sunset. Bring headlamps!
May 29, 2015 near Riverbend, WA
Colchuck Lake
Aug 12, 2015 near Leavenw…, WA
Gnome Tarn, looking toward Mount Prusik.
Dec 19, 2015 near Leavenw…, WA
Looking into the Enchantments and Mt. Stuart from the top of Navaho Peak.
Jun 10, 2016 near Leavenw…, WA
There's no place like Spectacle Lake to hang your hammock.
Apr 28, 2017 near Skykomish, WA
Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Jun 7, 2017 near Leavenw…, WA
8 Mile Lake, near Leavenworth WA.
Jul 30, 2017 near Leavenw…, WA
Sunrise Over Prusik Peak
Feb 19, 2019 near Leavenw…, WA