Barclay Lake


Day Hike - Barclay Lake

A beautiful hike along Barclay Creek to Barclay Lake. There will be a stunning view of the north face of Baring Mountain across the lake.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 225 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,425 ft

Monroe Park and Ride at 8:00 AM. NW Forest Pass will be required at the trailhead.

This is a great beginner hike. We will hike together at the pace of the slowest hiker. Nobody gets left behind.

The trail to Barclay Lake follows the path of Barclay Creek. It is tucked in a narrow valley between Gunn and Merchant peaks to the north, and Baring Mountain to the South. We will watch for maidenhair ferns, queen’s cup, trillium, salmonberry, and bunchberry. There will be Douglas fir, western hemlock, and red cedar trees. We will be crossing Barclay Creek on a very solid log bridge with a hand rail. Barclay Lake is also the location the Mountaineers used for the navigation course. We will be back by early afternoon. Watch for more hikes in the north end this summer.


Barclay Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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