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Myrtle Lake

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
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8.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 3765 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

Myrtle Lake is a quaint lake nestled in the Entiat Mountains, just four miles up along the Entiat River Trail. The majority of the trail was hit by the 2015 Wolverine Fire, which has led to frequent maintenance needs as charred trees fall across the path — but has also led to an abundance of wildflowers and wide-open river valley views.

The lake has established campsite along the south side for anyone who wants to call it a night here, otherwise there is nice shore access and a bit of shade on the northside for a quick lunchbreak.


Myrtle Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0244, -120.6512 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Myrtle Lake (#1404)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Lucerne No. 114

Getting There

The Entiat River Road (FR 51) is just south of the town of Entiat on SR 2/US-97 N.  The trailhead is a little over 38 miles up the valley a short distance past where the road (FR 5100) turns to gravel at the Cottonwood campground.  There is a vault toilet at the campground junction and at the trailhead.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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