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Bead Lake

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range
48.2897, -117.1075 Map & Directions
11.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
400 feet
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites

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Hug the shoreline for a lovely out-and-back trek along the undeveloped side of Bead Lake. Continue reading

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Hiking Bead Lake

Summer and winter visitors alike will love this shady hike along the lakeshore trail. Gentle grades take hikers above the lake and through cedar groves, but also drop close to shoreline to provide opportunities for a summer dip.

At the 3.5-mile mark, don't forget to look uphill to spot a massive old growth white pine. At the intersection with Lodge Creek Camp at 4.6 miles, take the left branch spur-trail 127.1 to reach the dead-end of the trail after another 1.1 miles. Campsites along the way invite visitors to spend the night, but this hike also makes a fantastic day trip or trail run.

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Hike Description Written by
Holly Weiler, WTA Correspondent

Bead Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.2897, -117.1075 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Spokane, take highway 2 north through Newport, Washington. Cross briefly into Idaho before turning left on Le Clerc Creek Road to reenter Washington after 1.5 miles. Travel just under 3 miles and turn right onto Bead Lake Road, then continue 6 miles before turning right again on to Bead Lake Ridge Road. The trailhead is at the end of the road.

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Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

Bead Lake (#127)

Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District

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