Ancient Lake


Backpack - Ancient Lake

Explore an ancient wonder of nature, a collection of scenic lakes fed by spectacular waterfalls in a verdant valley created by an historic flood, with an optional short day hike to a a viewpoint overlooking a larger lake in an adjacent valley. Priority to Tacoma Intro to Backpack students until April 19th, then open to everyone.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at the Ancient and Dusty Lakes trailhead at 12PM. Updated trip details have been emailed to participants. 


Ancient Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

To be discussed at lecture.

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