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Packwood Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (7)

A gentle ascent past Packwood Lake to ridge top views.


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Map Key

9.5

Miles

15.3

KM

Point to Point

6,272' 1,912 m

High

2,936' 895 m

Low

4,001' 1,219 m

Up

667' 203 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The trail starts at the end of FS Road 1260 and climbs gently through old-growth forest. The trail passes through two small harvest areas within the first 3/4 mile, offering views of Mt. Rainier. The trail then enters Wilderness and continues toward Packwood Lake.

Within a short distance of the lake, the trail leaves the wilderness and descends to the lake. The trail contours along the lake where it passes many campsites along the lakeshore. The route then climbs and re-enters the wilderness. The trail ascends 2,400 ft through forested switchbacks to Lost Lake. Continue your climb above Lost Lake to the junction with the Bluff Lake Trail and the Clear Lost Trail.

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Shared By:

Sarah Baker

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 7 votes

#7082

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  4.3 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#329

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#7,082

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Photos

Sunset at Packwood Lake. Johnson Peak in background 6/26/17.
Jul 13, 2017 near Morton, WA
Late morning view of Johnson Peak and Packwood Lake.
Jun 10, 2018 near Morton, WA
Johnson Peak glimmers on the surface of Packwood Lake in the late afternoon light.
May 17, 2017 near Morton, WA
In summer, enjoy beautiful views from the outlet of Packwood Lake.
May 17, 2017 near Morton, WA
packwood lake
Dec 13, 2018 near Morton, WA

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Jul 12, 2020
Brad Powell
9.5mi — 4h 01m
Jul 11, 2020
Hannah
Nice and shady 4.5mi
Oct 20, 2019
Cecilia Chard
9.5mi
Sep 1, 2019
Nate Barton
Lost lake level definitely down, lots of people camping at Lost Lake and Packwood Lake. 8mi — 5h 00m
May 23, 2018
Al Anderson
Aug 27, 2017
Dan N
10mi
Jun 4, 2017
Vladimir Duk
I was here 4mi
Sep 1, 1974
Cassie Phillips
Evergreen trip; dull