Hike to Heather Lake

4.6 Miles Round Trip - 1034 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

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.

Tags

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

Details

4.6 Miles
1034 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Bring water proof boots. Lots of flowing water on trail during late March