Pratt Lake Trail


Day Hike - Pratt Lake Trail

Late season hike on the Pratt Lake trail. A wonderful hike if the weather cooperates.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Strenuous, Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,100 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5

I will meet the group at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. Those who would like to carpool please do so (Tibbetts Valley Park & Ride in Issaquah is a good meeting place), but  plan on being at the trailhead and ready to hike by 9:00 a.m.

This is a moderate hike in terms of elevation, but it is a long hike at 11 miles. Please be prepared to do this distance and elevation at a steady moderate pace. We will take short breaks for clothing adjustment and stop for lunch at the turn-around point. 

There have been reports of ice and some snow on the trail. Everyone will need microspikes (no Yaktrax) and hiking poles are recommended.  Weather currently looks good for this hike, but the leader will alter the hike to a lower elevation if the weather changes. 

A weather update will be sent out two days prior to the hike. 


Pratt Lake Trail

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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