Lake 22


Day Hike - Lake 22

A Mountain Loop HWY "2 n 1" trip. Start with an appetizer on the historic canyon/river course of Old Robe Canyon Trail and then indulge in a main course of the mountain and lake splendor at Lake 22.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

Meet 9:00 AM in Granite Falls.  Exact location TBD.

Phase 2 trip.  This trip will follow all of the Mountaineers' Covid-19 protocol.  All participants are required to bring a cloth face mask and hand sanitizer.  Mask must be worn when within 6' of others, whether at the TH, on the trail or at breaks. Each participant is responsible to self-assess and to cancel out it they exhibit Covid-19 symptoms or have been around those that have these.

This trip incorporates two nearby trail--the Old Robe Canyon trail 3-3.5 miles RT with 900' of gain through a historic railroad bed and canyon, now a trail and the well known Lake 22 trail.  The Old Robe Canyon trail officially ends at 1.5 miles in, but we may proceed a bit further, if it appears safe enough, to experience the first of several old railroad tunnels. Beyond this first tunnel (there are apparently 6 tunnels) the route gets dicey. Part two of this trip is a 6 mile drive further up the  Mountain Loop Hwy to the Lake 22 TH near the Hemple Creek Campground. This trail is about 5.5 miles RT with a 1400' gain. Expect some snow on the trail near the lake and water, mud on the trail in other places.  The Lake 22 trail is prone to avalanches in the winter.  According to trips reports there is very little snow on the slopes above the trail and currently no consequent danger.  I will be monitoring this to assure this trip is safe in this regard.  Very little snow is predicted in the week before our trip.

This trip is weather and conditions dependent.  The trip may be cancelled or changed for safety or comfort reasons. Conditioning: please assess if you are in condition for an almost 9 mile day with 2300' gain, including some snow travel. We will be going at a moderate to quicker pace (2.0-2.5 MPH). We will make all stops necessary to adjust clothing and enjoy the sites, vistas, etc.  Traction devices and trekking poles may be required if conditions advise.  This should be a great day out. Rob


Lake 22

  • Green Trails Silverton No. 110

    Green Trails Granite Falls No. 109

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
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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
  11. Warm hat and gloves
  12. Optional, but may be required: gaiters, trekking poles and microspikes
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