Hike to Eaton Lake

Canada Eaton Lake Trail

Added by Kaily Tischler

  • Waterfalls on the hike to the lake
  • Great spot for swimming
  • Clear skies for star gazing
  • 8km roundtrip
  • Elevation Gain: 915m

From Exit 68, follow Silver Skagit Road 16km until you reach a sign for Eaton Lake Trail and Eaton Lake Forestry Campsite on the left. There is parking for a few cars a short distance past the campsites where you will find the start of the trailhead on your left. From here, the trail climbs steeply on the north side of the creek with a small number of switchbacks.The trail reaches a large log that serves as a makeshift bridge over the creek. Upstream is large waterfall that can sometimes be a popular destination for people who are interested in a shorter hike. From the waterfall, the trail performs a long sweep around the side of the ridge, finally heading back to the creek quite awhile later.

At a point marked as "halfway", there is a small bridge and an “L” shaped bench near the creek. Around the corner is another waterfall that is worth investigating. From this point, the trail continues to ascend up a number of switchbacks before finally levelling off as it reaches the lake. As the trail reaches a small pond, continue across a small logjam located on the right of the trail. Use caution and carefully make your way across to the other side. The trail continues onwards for a short distance before reaching another log bridge over Eaton Creek. Continue across the bridge to a small boulder field approximately 100 meters in length. Once across, it's a short and easy 200 meters to the edge of the lake. From here, the trail continues onwards past the campsite area to either Eaton Peak or 'Grant Peak', both providing an impressive backdrop to the Eaton Lake area.

Distance: 8 km return
Elevation gain: 915m
Time:5-6 hours

Pack List

  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Swimsuit
  • Hiking boots
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