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Larch Lake

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East
47.6903, -120.7629 Map & Directions
Length
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2450 feet
Highest Point
6078 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Larch Lake glowing with autumnal trees. Photo by Joe Buoy.
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

There are two ways to get to Larch Lake: either up the Chiwaukum Creek trail to a junction with the trail to Larch Lake, or via Alpine Lakes High Camp (reservations required). Continue reading

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Hiking Larch Lake

There are two ways to get to Larch Lake: either up the Chiwaukum Creek trail to a junction with the trail to Larch Lake, or via Alpine Lakes High Camp (reservations required).

Chiwaukum Creek offers a long meandering hike, great for overnighting, while the Alpine Lakes route offers a shorter route, with a hot shower at the end, but one you do need to make reservations for.

Larch Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6903, -120.7629 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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 Everett head east on Highway 2 for 85 miles to Coles Corner. Continue east on US 2 for 4.8 miles, turning right on Chiwaukum Creek Road (the turnoff is 0.75 mile before Tumwater Campground between mileposts 89 and 90). From Leavenworth follow US 2 west for 10 miles to the turnoff.

From Leavenworth, travel west on Highway 2 for 10.2 miles, then turn left onto Chiwaukum Creek Road/Forest Road 7908.

Follow Chiwaukum Creek Road for 0.2 mile to the trailhead (elev. 1850 ft). Privy available.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East

Chiwaukum Creek (#1571), Larch Lake (#1591)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Central Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

USGS Big Jim Mountain/Chiwaukum Mountains

Buy the Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177 map

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