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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

(3) Leavenw…, WA
gem Favorite Mason Lake

Mason Lake

(9) Riverbend, WA
gem Favorite No Photos

Tank Lakes

(1) Skykomish, WA

Recommended Routes in Alpine Lakes Wilderness - 7

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

Enchantments Traverse

19.1 mi 30.8 km 4,556' Up 1388.81 m Up 6,674' Down 2034.11 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Colchuck Lake

8.3 mi 13.4 km 2,222' Up 677.35 m Up 2,222' Down 677.23 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Stunning view of Rainier at sunset. Bring headlamps!
Intermediate/Difficult

Kendall Katwalk

12.2 mi 19.7 km 2,621' Up 798.78 m Up 2,620' Down 798.61 m Down

Riverbend, WA
Favorite There's no place like Spectacle Lake to hang your hammock.
Difficult

Spectacle Lake

19.5 mi 31.3 km 2,603' Up 793.54 m Up 2,604' Down 793.57 m Down

Skykomish, WA
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 Mount Rainier from the Ira Spring Overlook
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 Mount Rainier from the Ira Spring Overlook
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

  • 677 Miles 1,089 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 50 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 59 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alpine Lakes Wilderness - 121

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5.6 mi 9.0 km #1Colchuck Lake Trail #1599.1
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA 11 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #2Ira Spring (Mason Lake) Trail #1038
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 25 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #3Talapus Lake Trail #1039
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate
Riverbend, WA 21 
72.1 mi 116.1 km #4PCT: Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
4.3 mi 7.0 km #5Stuart Lake Trail #1599
Intermediate/Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Leavenworth, WA 14 
29.9 mi 48.1 km #6Icicle Ridge Trail #1570
Intermediate/Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Spectacle Lake Trail
Easy
Skykomish, WA
Easy
Skykomish, WA
10.0 mi 16.0 km #8Deception Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Skykomish, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Skykomish, WA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #9Chain Lakes
Difficult
Skykomish, WA
Difficult
Skykomish, WA
4.7 mi 7.6 km #10Deception Pass
Intermediate
Skykomish, WA
Intermediate
Skykomish, WA

Photos of Alpine Lakes Wilderness - 209

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