Aug 23, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Colchuck Lake
- Region: Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area
- Agency: Wenatchee - Okanogan National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
- Trails: Colchuck Lake (#1599.1)
- Avg Rating: 3.90
You may hike to Colchuckk, and be amazed.
The lake is sublime, and you'll know right then
You want to return there again and again.
Apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Yes the hike is steep. And the last portion (after it takes off from Stuart Lake trail) is pretty much all rocks and tree roots, with "steps" that could be comfortable only to people more than 6 ft tall. I couldn't have done it without my hiking pole. But, as pictured in numerous other trip reports, the view is spectacular.
Any birders out there? I saw a wren, very dark including chest, on the lower portion of the trail, flitting silently about low in the bushes. House wren, or winter wren?
Weather conditions were perfect: temps maybe low 70's, and a cool breeze all day. No bugs! Manymanymany impressive boulders along the trail. And many people.
p.s. Put some TP in your pack. TH privy had none and who knows when supply is replaced? I was glad I had some.