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The Slide Lake Trail is a moderate 1.4 mile hike. This trail maintains a gentle grade for the entire length and makes a pleasant, easy family hike. The trail winds through dense old growth forest and huge boulder patches to Slide Lake, elevation 3100 feet. The lake was formed when a portion of the surrounding mountainside slid across the Otter Creek drainage and formed a dam. Due to the low elevation of the lake, it is one of the earliest to thaw; usually becoming snow free by early June. Campsites are available around the lake at established sites. The fishing is considered to be good. The trail enters the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

Directions: From Sedro-Woolley, Follow State Route 20 east for 32 miles to the community of Rockport. Turn right at the east end of town on Highway 530 heading toward Darrington. Continue on Hwy. 530 for 2 miles to the junction of the Illabot Creek Road #16. Turn left on Road #16 and proceed for 22 miles to the trailhead. The trail is located on the right side of the road.

Elevation: 2,800 feet

Elevation Gain: 300 feet

Distance: 1.4 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Moderate

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

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