Thornton Lakes and Trappers Peak

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Overview

Trail Features

Dogs
Not Allowed
Fees
None
Kids
Not Recommended
Route
Out and Back
Users
Multi-use
Length
10.2 miles
Parking
Yes
Surface
Dirt and Rock
Bathrooms
Yes
Elevation
2,900 feet
Difficulty
Advanced
Trail hours
Sunrise-Sunset
Parking hours
Sunrise-Sunset
Water fountains
None
Vending machines
None

The Thornton Lakes and Trappers Peak Trail is a 10.2-mile, out-and-back trail located within the Ross Lake National Recreational Area. Being a seasonal trail, it is best used from May to October. Mainly used for hiking, backpacking walking and nature trips, the Thornton Lakes Trail is the perfect destination for families with children. At the highest sections of the trail, hikers will get to enjoy beautiful vistas including the magnificent Thornton Lake, Triumph Peak, Skagit Valley, and the Teebone Ridge. A variety of indigenous wild plants such as Huckleberries, Hemlock, Cedar dominate a bigger section of the trail, while common wildlife seen near the trail include eagles, hawks, marmots, and black bears. While hikers may obtain drinking water from rivers and streams, it's important to treat the water before consumption. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. Those who intend to camp on this trail should first obtain a background permit at the ranger's station.

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