Sheep Lake, Sheep Lake
Jul 21, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Sheep Lake
- Region: South Cascades -- Chinook Pass - Enumclaw or Hwy 410 area
- Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
- Trails: Pacific Crest Trail (Chinook Pass to Norse Peak) (#2000)
- Avg Rating: 2.20
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
Once you get into the thicker part of the woods you will encounter some snow on the trail which can be a little tricky for kids. We actually lost the trail at one point and were just following the creek until we saw some people coming down the trail about 15ft above us.
The hike is very friendly except for a few little snow sections. Once we got to the lake we ejoyed sat down and let the kids play. My girls put on their bathing suits and started playing in the water. The water was freezing but it didn't seem to bother them. There were maybe about 50 other people spread out around the lake.
We didn't encounter any bugs at all during the hike or at the lake. Highly recommend this hike. Be advised that the parking lot can be packed with people so you might have to park across the street.