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The Summit Lake Trail is an easy 2.5 mile hike. The trail begins off Forest Road #7810 at 4,400 feet and ends at 5,450 feet at Summit Lake. The trail starts in harvested unit and switches back into old-growth forest. After 0.7 mile, the trail enters the Clearwater Wilderness. At milepost 1 is the junction with Carbon Trail #1179 at Twin Lakes. The trail climbs to Summit Lake at milepost 2.5. Campfires are prohibited within 0.25 mile of the lake due to lack of firewood and damage caused by harvesting.

Directions: From Enumclaw, Drive 5 miles west on State Hwy. 410 to the junction with State Hwy. 165 just west of Buckley. Then follow for 10.6 miles to the junction of Carbon River and Mowich Lake Highways. Turn left onto Carbon River Hwy. and follow for 7.7 miles to Cayada Creek Road #7810. Cross river and follow for 6.7 miles to end of road. Trailhead is at the end of Forest Road #7810.

Elevation: 4,400 feet

Ending Elevation: 5,450 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,050 feet

Distance: 2.5 miles

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

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