Heather Lake (Mountain Loop)


Day Hike - Heather Lake

Heather Lake offers views of Mount Pilchuck's craggy, rocky north face, and placid waters to enjoy.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

We will be meeting at 7:30am at Mariner Park and Ride located in south Everett.

Please bring the 10 Essential System, do not wear cotton clothing, and have appropriate footwear, i.e. no tennis shoes, trail runners, or FiveFingers®.

A Northwest Forest Pass or National Forest Recreation Day Pass is required to park at the trailhead for Heather Lake.


Heather Lake (Mountain Loop)

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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