Oct 03, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Enchantment Lakes
- Region: Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area
- Agency: Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District
- Trails: Enchantment Lakes (#1553)
- Avg Rating: 4.46
- Why You Should Go Now
- Fall foliage
Once you step foot into the lower Enchantment Basin it feels and looks as if you arrived on another planet. The white granite, teal waters, and golden larches leave you with visions you'll never forget.
I started hiking from the Snow Lake Trailhead at 9:45 am and after a very long and grueling hike (as described above) arrived at Lake Viviane around 4:00 pm. The hike up the Snow Creek valley is fairly uneventful until you reach Nada Lake at 5,000 ft. Watch carefully for the cairns once you start the trek from Snow Lake to Lake Viviane. I lost my way after looking down for too long and finally ended up at Temple Lake instead. The weather couldn't have been better. Recommend to anyone that's in decent shape. Don't underestimate this hike.