Summit Lake

Trip

Day Hike - Summit Lake

Please join me for my first hike to Summit Lake.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

I'd like to be hiking by 8 am and I'll be there at 7:30 poking around and stretching. Withou having been there myself I'll borrow the WTA's directions; seems easy but I have been advised road conditions warrant 4WD or AWD. Carpooling absolutely available.

From Enumclaw drive west on State Route 410 (Chinook Pass Highway) to SR 165. Proceed on SR 165 to the Carbon River Road/Mowich Lake Highway junction. Turn left onto Carbon River Road and follow it to Cayada Creek Road (Forest Road 7810), just before the national park entrance. Turn left (north) and drive about 6.8 miles to the trailhead at the end of FR 7810.

WTA does list Summit Lake hike at 6.1 miles round trip. 

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Summit Lake


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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
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