Rachel, Rampart & Lila Lakes


Backpack - Lila Lake

A weekend overnight trip to the beautiful Lila Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

  • Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

Meet at trailhead by 9:30 AM.

Lila Lake is a stunning destination relatively close to Seattle but not heavily visited. With the "mile from hell" to Rachel Lake out of the way, the rest of the journey is relatively tame. By mid-September, the bugs should be mostly at bay. We may even see fall colors by this time.

For those who are interested, we will take side trips to Rampart Lakes and/or Alta Mountain.

 This trip may be canceled or modified if anticipated weather or trail conditions are unsafe during the trip dates.


Rachel, Rampart & Lila Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
  • Hiking poles
  • High-top waterproof hiking boots
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