Hike to Heather Lake

Mount Pilchuck Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Tara Warolin

Heather Lake Trail is a great first hike for kids with flowers in the Spring and berries in the fall.

The trail takes you on a gradual climb up to Heather Lake with beautiful second growth to admire along the way. The trail can be very wet and muddy with many tree roots to catch your toes, so make sure to wear a sturdy pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes.

When you reach the lake, the trail splits; take either direction, since both loop around the lake. About half of the loop is a nice flat boardwalk to admire everything.

Make sure to notice the huge rotting stumps with the springboard notches alongside the trail; springboards were boards placed in tree trunks for the loggers to stand on as they used a large crosscut saw to take down the tree.

Distance

4.6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1034 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fishing, Swimming, Hiking

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Great Hike.

only been up during the winter months. The trail seemed to be a creek at times. overall beautiful scenery

Great Hike

Perfect for this time of year. Nice that most the trailers are covered by trees so not in direct sunlight.

Barry flener

almost 2 years ago

awesome spring hike

Awesome spring hike, do it every year around May 20th. great, easy first of the season hike, great way to start the hiking season

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