Day Hike - Surprise & Glacier Lakes

We will follow a trail through lush forest up the Surprise Creek Valley, crossing a bridge over Surprise Creek, and eventually reach the shoreline of Surprise Lake (not Glacier Lake).

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

Meet 7 a.m.  at west side of Brickyard Park and Ride off I-405 in Bothell.

This hike is to Surprise Lake only, not Glacier Lake as described in template heading. I scouted hike to lake on 6/7/16. There may be some tree blow down that remains on date of hike, but it was passable.


Surprise & Glacier Lakes

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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