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Williams Lake

Central Cascades
47.5437, -121.2518 Map & Directions
Length
15.0 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
5061 feet
Highest Point
4688 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Williams Lake on a sunny summer day, looking southeast. Photo by Rachel Wendling. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

The Williams Lake Trail leads to a sweet lake at the base of La Bohn Peak off the Dutch Miller Gap Trail. From the junction, the trail climbs about a mile through sub-alpine forests and meadows stuffed with huckleberries, terminating at Williams Lake. Continue reading

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Hiking Williams Lake

The Williams Lake Trail leads to a sweet lake at the base of La Bohn Peak off the Dutch Miller Gap Trail.  From the junction, the trail climbs about a mile through sub-alpine forests and meadows stuffed with huckleberries, terminating at Williams Lake. 

The trail and lake are surrounded by spectacular mountains like Summit Chief, which can make a nice reflection in the lake on a windless day. Tadpoles in streams and rocky granite fields surround the lake, and there are good campsites on the west side of the lake. An abandoned mine is on the far side, and a boot path leads to Chain Lakes and La Bohn Gap.

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Hike Description Written by
Anna Roth, WTA Staff

Williams Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5437, -121.2518 Open in Google Maps

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Getting There

Williams Lake is accessed via the Dutch Miller Gap Trail. 

It can be reached from the Cooper River trailhead or the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River trailhead.

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Trailhead

Central Cascades

Williams Lake (#1030.1)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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