Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington

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Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake

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  • Lake Lillian Trail #1332.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Sections of the trail are rocky.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Early sections of the trail intertwine with a retired logging road.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Views of Lake Keechelus from the Lake Lillian Trail.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • The terrain changes as the valley opens up.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • The trail becomes a series of switchbacks leading through the old-growth forest.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Continue on toward Lake Lillian or take a short detour to Lake Margret.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Lake Margaret.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Lake Margaret surrounded by rocky ridges.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Twin Lakes is a great place to turn around if you don't have the time to see Lillian Lake.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Twin Lakes.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Reflections in twin lakes- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Twin Lakes, located between Lake Margaret and Lake Lillian.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Lupine along the Lake Lillian Trail.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Sections of the trail become rocky and narrow.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Views from the Lake Lillian Trail.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • The trail returns to the forest before reaching Lake Lillian.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
  • Lake Lillian.- Lake Lillian + Margaret Lake
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Three lakes. Variety of terrain. Old-growth forest. Great views.
Cons: 
Bugs.
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Region:
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
9.00 mi (14.48 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
3,520 ft (1,073 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
1,706 ft (520 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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From June through October you can enjoy this moderate hike near Easton, Washington. With a wide variety of terrain and several lakes along the way, the Lake Lillian Trail packs a lot into a moderate distance. The trail begins just off of a dirt road; look for a discreet sign with posted trail information. The trail ascends for 2.7 miles through wildflowers and berries with the occasional view of Keechelus Lake providing more motivation. As you ascend, keep your eyes open for views of Mount Rainier on clear days.

As the trail enters dense old-growth, look for the junction with Lake Margaret Trail #1332.1. This 0.5-mile detour leads down a series of switchbacks to the shores of Lake Margaret. The wildflower meadows here are a perfect spot to rest before you return to the Lake Lillian Trail for the push to Twin Lakes.

The sparkling blue-green color of Twin Lakes is a wonderful surprise as you approach. These lakes are a great spot to turn around if you are short on time or energy. If you can, try to push on to Lake Lillian; the picturesque, clear water, surrounding scenery, and abundance of flat rocks along the shore will have you searching for excuses to linger. As you return to the trail, take a second to find some huckleberries to fuel your hike back.

 

 

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