May 24, 2009
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Heather Lake
- Region: North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
- Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington District
- Trails: Heather Lake (#701)
- Avg Rating: 3.68
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
Trail is beautiful and in good shape until the last third or so, which still has some snow (and mud where the snow has recently melted). Trail should be snow-free soon.
Lake itself still has a lot of snow, but people (and there were a good number!) were having fun playing around and could still get around the lake and find places to sit, picnic, and bask in the sun.
No special snow equipment necessary, though poles or traction gear could be useful for some. Easy to access, lots of kids and dogs.