Aug 19, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Barclay Lake
- Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
- Agency: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
- Trails: Barclay Lake (#1055)
- Avg Rating: 3.84
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Why You Should Go Now
- Ripe berries
Note on the directions (both online and in the book): The forest road to the trailhead is 6024, not 6034, as noted. All the same, not too hard to locate.
Our nephews are 4 and 7 and they did awesome. They do not hike very frequently, and we thought that the entire trail may be too much for them. But a kid on the trail is a good thing, no matter how far you go, right?
We made it to the bridge over Barclay Creek and stopped there. The kids did awesome! My wife was in her element talking about the plants and flowers to them, pointing out different types of mushrooms and fungi, and picking huckle-, salmon-, and thimbleberries for them to sample.
Great dayhike, and look forward to going further on it in the future!