Heather Lake (Mountain Loop)


Day Hike - Heather Lake

A crisp Fall hike to a scenic lake.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 MPH

8:00AM in Everett - Exact location to be provided to registered participants on 15 November.

Heather Lake offers with views of Mount Pilchuck's craggy, rocky north face, and the lake's placid waters.  We will walk around the lake.  For your comfort and safety, please have all 10 Essentials, 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. The pace for this hike will be ~2MPH.


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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