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Saddle Lake via Meadow Mountain

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway
48.1972, -121.7742 Map & Directions
Length
21.0 miles, roundtrip
The no-longer-used shelter at Saddle Lake. Photo by MeLuckyTarns. Full-size image

Saddle Lake is along the route that accesses the Three Fingers Lookout. It requires an 8-mile road walk before the 2.5 miles to get to the lake. There is no camping allowed at this lake. Continue reading

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Hiking Saddle Lake via Meadow Mountain

Saddle Lake is along the route that accesses the Three Fingers Lookout. It requires an 8-mile road walk before the 2.5 miles to get to the lake. There is no camping allowed at this lake.

Saddle Lake via Meadow Mountain

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.1972, -121.7742 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Getting There

 Drive the Mountain Loop Highway to milepost 7 at the top of the hill and look for two large telephone poles set close together on the left. These mark the turn onto FS Road 41. Turn onto it, and stay on the main road uphill. Three roads leave 92 at this point, but two are private. FS 41 is the eastmost of the three. The sign for FS 41 is about 100 feet down the road.

NOTE: At mile 8, FR 41 is officially closed to all motorized traffic due to road and bridge damage. Hike or bike to trailhead allowed. Stay left as you pass several roads. Turn right onto FS 4160. At about 17.5 miles there will be a trailhead signed for Goat Flats.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

Saddle Lake (#641)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

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Saddle Lake via Meadow Mountain

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