Ancient Lake

Ancient Lake is an easy, 5 mile round trip desert hike with minimal elevation gain in eastern Washington. You'll hike through desert, past basalt walls, and around the lakes, at the end of which is a waterfall, enjoying wildflowers and interesting geology just to the east of the Columbia River near Vantage.


  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • 860 ft
  • WA DNR Moses Lake
  • Red Marker
    47.160566, -119.980567
    47.1605664818 -119.980566502
  • Red Marker
    47.149869, -119.944432
    47.1498688639 -119.944431782

Upcoming Activities

Leave No Trace Field Trip - Ancient Lake

Environmental Awareness & Stewardship Field trip: Leave No Trace Trainer Course
Put your LNT skills to the test in the field
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 31, 2018 - Sun, Apr 1, 2018
No Prerequisites
0 participants
Registration closed Mar 20
The Mountaineers Branch

Backpack - Ancient Lake

Backpacking Trip
Easy first trip of the year with interesting day hike wanderings up the various drainiages
Difficulty: Easy
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 - Sat, Apr 14, 2018
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Mar 30
Seattle Branch

Backpack - Ancient Lake

Backpacking Trip
Explore two beautiful waterfalls and multiple beautiful lakes sculpted by ancient geologic activity, with a
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, May 12, 2018 - Sun, May 13, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 23
Tacoma Branch
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