May 13, 2012
- 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
This is a nice hike with a beautiful lake at the end of it. There's still a lot of snow on the last 1/2 mile or so but the snowy lake looks spectacular on a sunny day like today.
There are no specific issues with the trail other than it's very wet and snow as you get further up. A word of warning though: When we got back down to the parking at the trailhead a car's driver's window was smashed and the trunk open. Almost looked like someone had been observing people there and saw them put something into the trunk. You expect this sort of stuff to happen in the city but not when you're hiking. So make sure you don't leave any valuables in the car.