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Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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151 mi 243 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 19 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails

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Gems in Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 2

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gem Favorite Lake Diablo at sunset

Diablo Lake Overlook

(9) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Ladder Creek Falls in the fall

Ladder Creek Falls

(1) Diablo, WA

Recommended Routes in Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 2

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Favorite Enjoy this stellar view before descending to Thornton Lake.
Difficult

Thornton Lakes

9.5 mi 15.4 km 3,067' Up 934.74 m Up 3,067' Down 934.92 m Down

Diablo, WA
Favorite Ladder Creek Falls in the fall
Easy

Ladder Creek Falls

0.5 mi 0.8 km 116' Up 35.42 m Up 116' Down 35.31 m Down

Diablo, WA

Trails in Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 32

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9.2 mi 14.9 km #1Sourdough Mountain Trail
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
Stehekin, WA 12 
4.6 mi 7.5 km #2Desolation Peak Trail
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
Difficult
Peaceful Valley, WA
19.4 mi 31.2 km #3Devils Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
18.9 mi 30.4 km #4Thunder Creek Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Trail of the Cedars
Easy
Diablo, WA
Easy
Diablo, WA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Thunder Knob Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA 14 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Happy Falls/ Mill Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #8Diablo Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stehekin, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9Ross Dam Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
30.1 mi 48.4 km #10East Bank Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #11River Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Darrington, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Darrington, WA
8.8 mi 14.2 km #12Fourth of July-Panther Creek
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
Difficult
Stehekin, WA
3.6 mi 5.7 km #13Stetattle Creek Trail
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
5.9 mi 9.5 km #14West Bank/Big Beaver Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #15To Know a Tree Trail
Easy
Darrington, WA
Easy
Darrington, WA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #16Pyramid Lake Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA 10 
17.4 mi 28.0 km #17Little Beaver Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Diablo, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #18Gorge Overlook
Intermediate
Darrington, WA
Intermediate
Darrington, WA
1.5 mi 2.5 km #19Sourdough Falls Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #20Happy-Panther Trail
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA
Intermediate
Stehekin, WA

Photos of Ross Lake National Recreation Area - 45

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View of Ross Lake looking south from ridge line leading to the summit.
Jul 15, 2016 near Hope, BC
Lake Diablo at sunset
Apr 3, 2020 near Diablo, WA
Desolation Peak Lookout
Jul 14, 2016 near Diablo, WA
The rewarding view of Diablo Lake from the top!!!
Aug 28, 2016 near Diablo, WA
View from the trailhead.
Jul 4, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
Ladder Creek Falls in the fall
Mar 6, 2020 near Diablo, WA
Lake Diablo
Apr 3, 2020 near Diablo, WA
Diablo Lake in the North Cascades
Dec 7, 2017 near Diablo, WA