Pratt Lake Trail


Backpack - Lower Tuscohatchie Lake

We’ll take the Pratt Lake trail to a highpoint at 4200 feet. We’ll then descend to Pratt Lake and continue for another .6 miles to Lower Tuscohatchie Lake, which is very scenic with attractive camping spots. That’s 6 miles. On Saturday we’ll do side-trips to the even more scenic Melakwa Lake and probably Pratt Lake (a bonus 6 miles total total).

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

10:00 AM at the Issaquah Transit Center on the south side, 1050 17th Ave NW, Issaquah. Look for a reddish Jeep Wrangler.

If Tuscohatchie campsites are full, we’ll camp at Pratt Lake, but that’s unlikely. The leader is a navigation committee member so navigation discussions and exercises can be done if anyone is interested


Pratt Lake Trail

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
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