Surprise Lake & Mountain


Day Hike - Surprise & Glacier Lakes

We will hike to two very pretty lakes off of the Stevens Pass highway. Even the forest along the trail is nice, with a great stand of old growth trees. Hopefully weather will provide an opportunity for a swim.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,900 ft
  • Pace: just a little under 2 mph.

We will meet in the Ash Way P&R early in the morning. Timing will be shared with registered hikers.

This distance and elevation gain is not something to ignore. Please be confident using recent experience that you can handle this hike and have a good time doing it. Thank you.


Surprise Lake & Mountain

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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