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Lake Isabel

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West
47.8486, -121.6146 Map & Directions
Length
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2588 feet
Highest Point
2851 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
While there is no trail to Lake Isabel, it remains a popular destination with float plane pilots. Photo by GeoHiker.
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Lake Isabel is only accessible via bushwhack -- hikers can expect to ford a deep and swift-flowing river, and then endure a steep uphill bushwhack to the lake. Continue reading

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Hiking Lake Isabel

Lake Isabel is a popular destination for float plane pilots, so while there is a good amount of traffic in and out, it's largely airborne; hiking here is a challenge. 

Lake Isabel is only accessible via bushwhack — a logging road becomes nearly impassable for the last quarter-mile, and there is not formal trail to the lake. Hikers can expect to ford a deep and swift-flowing river, and a steep uphill bushwhack to the lake itself.

This location is not in the Forest Service's inventory of trails, and anything followed here will be a user trail. If you visit, pack out anything you bring in. 

Lake Isabel

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.8486, -121.6146 Open in Google Maps

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Trailhead

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District

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Lake Isabel

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