Added by Warren Behymer
Great day hike and picnic around the lakes Little Eightmile Lake, Eightmile Lake, and Caroline LakeIf you make it up to Windy Pass you might run into Bears and GoatsAmazing views of the mountainsClose to town - Leavenworth, WAEveryone we ran into was really friendly
The hike to the lake was an uphill battle for the first 1/2 mile but after that it leveled out and got easier. The struggle was made better by the amazing views of the mountains in the meantime.
At Little Eightmile lake you can make a right and head up to Caroline Lake and up to Windy Pass. If you go straight you will make your way to Eightmile Lake. Here there are plenty of campsites available, but to stay the night you need to apply for an over night pass at recreation.gov.
From Hwy 2 in Leavenworth, head south on Icicle Road. Drive for 8.4 miles and turn left onto FR 7601, marked for the Eightmile Trailhead. 3 miles down the road, there will be a small parking lot on the left.
- Sleeping bag
- Running gear
- Sleeping gear
- Water filter
- Mountainhouse meals
- Beef Jerky
- 3 changes of clothes
- Samsung S5 for pics
- Second pair of shoes
- Lots of socks
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
ReviewsLeave a Review
Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!
More Adventures Nearby
Backpack to Waptus Lake
Washington / Salmon La Sac Trailhead
Starting at the Salmon La Sac trailhead north of Cle Elum, the Waptus River Trail meanders ten miles through the spectacular Alpine Lakes Wilderness to reach the scenic shores of Waptus Lake.
Stargazing at Artist Point
Washington / Artist Point
A couple things must coincide for you to have a great time watching the milky way at Artist Point.