Summit Lake

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Overview

Trail Features

Dogs
Allowed
Fees
None
Kids
Allowed
Route
Out and Back
Users
Multi-use
Length
5.7 miles
Parking
Yes
Surface
Dirt and Rock
Bathrooms
Yes
Elevation
1,300 feet
Difficulty
Intermediate
Trail hours
Sunrise-Sunset
Parking hours
Sunrise-Sunset
Water fountains
Yes
Vending machines
None

Located deep within the Clearwater Wilderness near Carbonado, the Summit Lake Trail is a 5.7-mile, out-and-back trail that is rated moderate. A heavily trafficked trail, the Summit Lake Trail is mostly used for camping, walking, fishing, hiking, and nature views. Since it is a seasonal trail, It is best used from May to October. Hemlock and fir trees are among some of the few plant species found along the trail. Animals that can be spotted when hiking the Summit Lake Trail include bears, deer, marmots, and elks. From the highest sections of the trail, hikers will get breathtaking views of the Summit Lake, Twin Lake and Mount Rainier. While dogs are allowed on the trail, they should always be on a leash. A Northwest Forest Pass is needed to access the Summit Lake Trail.

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