Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass-Tuck & Robin Lakes

A beautiful loop trail with options for day hikes and backpacks ranging from 9 miles to 20 miles roundtrip in the heart of the alpine lakes wilderness. Trail provides access to Squaw Lake, Peggy's Pond, Deception Pass, Tuck and Robin Lakes, Hyas Lake, Marmot and Jade Lakes, and Lake Clarice.

getting there

Take Exit 80 off of I-90 and drive to Salmon La Sac. Turn onto Forest Road 4330 (Fish Lake Road) and drive 12.5 miles to the Deception Pass Trailhead at the road end. Both the Cathedral Rock trail and Deception Pass trail leave from the same parking lot. The Deception Pass Trail leaves from the far north end of the lot while the Cathedral Rock Trail is near the middle set of bathrooms on the west side. 

on the trail

cathedral Rocks-Deception Pass Loop

Hike the Cathedral Rock Trail heading north to Cathedral Pass. At 2.1 miles reach a junction for Trail Creek and Michael Lake, stay right and continue on the trail for 2.8 miles. Pass Squaw Lake which has a couple great camping spots and stunning view of Cathedral Rock tough thinning trees. The trail meets the Pacific Crest Trail and you have two options (1) Continue the loop by hiking north towards deception pass. (2) Head towards Peggy's pond by hiking west on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for a few minutes and then turning right and circling around Cathedral Rock. 

The hike north to deception pass is another 5.2 miles with a couple options for camping as you get closer to the pass. Hike south on the Deception Pass Trail. After 0.6 miles on the deception pass trail you'll reach the junction for Tuck and Robin Lakes. Tuck lake is 1.1 miles up the trail and Robin Lakes is another 1.4 miles. If you don't have time to visit those lovely little lakes continue south down the trail for another 4.4 miles to the trailhead. Passing Little Hyas Lake and Hyas Lake. 

Trip Profile
NAME
Mileage
Elevation Gain
Cathedral Rock Trail to PCT Junction 4.9 2200
PCT Junction to Peggy's Pond 0.7 0
PCT Junction to Deception Pass 5.2 -1100
Deception pass to Junction with Tuck and Robin Lakes 0.6 -300
Tuck and Robin Junction to Robin Lake  2.5 2000
Tuck and Robin Junction to Hyas Lake 2.4 -700
Hyas Lake to Deception Pass Trailhead 2.0 -100
TOTAL MILEAGE (no side trips)
15.1
2300
TOTAL MILEAGE (including side trips to Peggy and Tuck & Robin Lakes)
21.5
4200
  • From Deception Pass, hike north on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 4.3 miles to Deception Lakes.
  • From Deception Pass, hike north on the Lake Clarice Trail 2.8 miles to a junction. From here it's 0.7 mile to Marmot Lake and 0.9 mile to Lake Clarice. Follow an unmaintained path from Marmot Lake to Jade Lake.
  • From the trailhead, hike north on the Deception Pass Trail to Deception Pass and Tuck & Robin Lake.

Cathedral Rock & Peggy's Pond

11 miles round trip, 2,300 feet of elevation gain, 5,600 ft high point

Hike the Cathedral Rock Trail heading north to Cathedral Pass. At 2.1 miles reach a junction for Trail Creek and Michael Lake, stay right and continue on the trail for 2.8 miles. Pass Squaw Lake which has a couple great camping spots and stunning view of Cathedral Rock tough thinning trees. When trail meets the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), head towards Peggy's pond by hiking west on the PCT for a few minutes and then turning right and circling around Cathedral Rock.  There are great campsites and great views of Cathedral Rock and Mount Daniel.

Tuck & Robin Lakes

14.4 miles round trip, 3,000 feet of elevation gain, 6,300 ft high point

Hike the Deception Pass Trail 4.5 miles to the junction with the Robin Lakes Trail (4,275 ft). Turn right and continue  1.2 miles to Tuck Lake (5,275 ft) and then 1.5 miles to Robin Lake (6,300 ft).  There are campsites at both lakes.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,700 ft
  • 6,200 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
Activities

Upcoming Activities

CHS 2 Hike - Cathedral Rock & Peggy's Pond

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens May 26
Seattle Branch

CHS 1 Hike - Peggy's Pond

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)
Difficulty: Strenuous
Fri, Jul 9, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens Jun 23
Seattle Branch

CHS 2 Hike - Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass Loop

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jun 23
Seattle Branch

CHS Tacoma August Hikes - Peggy's Pond

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Fri, Aug 13, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens Jul 15
Tacoma Branch

Day Hike - Peggy's Pond

Day Hiking Trip
Tacoma CHS Graduation Hike
Difficulty: Strenuous
Fri, Aug 13, 2021
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Canceled
Tacoma Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Tuck & Robin Lakes

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 2 instructors
Registration closes Aug 15
Seattle Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Tuck & Robin Lakes

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 2 instructors
Registration closes Aug 16
Seattle Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Tuck & Robin Lakes

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Thu, Aug 19, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 2 instructors
Registration closes Aug 17
Seattle Branch

Alumni Adventure Camp Day - Tuck & Robin Lakes

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Alumni Adventures
Campers who have aged out of Day Camp enjoy Adventure Camp activities!
Difficulty: Moderate
Fri, Aug 20, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 2 instructors
Registration closes Aug 18
Seattle Branch

CHS 2 Hike - Marmot & Jade Lakes

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Starting on the Tucquala Meadows trail, we'll venture past Hyas Lake to Deception Pass and
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sat, Aug 21, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jul 21
Seattle Branch

CHS Tacoma September Graduation Hikes - Tuck & Robin Lakes

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sat, Sep 25, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens Aug 15
Tacoma Branch
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Titles

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  • Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass Loop
  • Tuck & Robin Lakes
  • Robin Lake
  • Cathedral Rock & Peggy's Pond
  • Cathedral Rock
  • Peggy's Pond
  • Squaw Lake
  • Deception Pass & Lakes
  • Marmot & Jade Lakes
  • Marmot & Clarice Lakes
  • Marmot, Clarice & Jade Lakes
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