Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
9.00 mi (14.48 km)
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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.

 

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Three lakes. Variety of terrain. Old-growth forest. Great views.

Cons

Bugs.

Trailhead Elevation

3,520.00 ft (1,072.90 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,706.00 ft (519.99 m)

Features

Old-growth forest
Wildflowers

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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