Keechelus Lake Shoreline Hike

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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4-5.5h
Distance
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19.8 km
Elevation
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104 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Keechelus Lake Shoreline Hike is a 19.8 km moderately trafficked out and back trail in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest that is rated as easy. While the distance of this trail might seem intimidating, fear not: this is just the whole length of the trail along the lake, but you can hike just as far as you want before turning around. The path is flat, making it nice and simple for hikers of many ability levels.

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Route Description for Keechelus Lake Shoreline Hike

The Keechelus Lake Shoreline Hike is the choose your own adventure of the Hyak area. You can go far, you can keep it short, you can be fast, you can dawdle. Hikers of all abilities and ages can enjoy this walk, and with a trail that’s mostly flat and maintains the same view throughout, it’s up to you how far you go on this idyllic trail.

The hike begins in the main trailhead parking area in Hyak. You’ll walk beside the road for a while before approaching the lake and beginning to walk along its western shore. Pass the Cold Creek Campground, pass Roaring Creek Campground, and then turn around where our route ends at Meadow Creek. Past this point is a section of private property.

Getting to the Keechelus Lake Shoreline Hike Trailhead

The trailhead for the Keechelus Lake Shoreline Hike is in Hyak in the main trailhead parking off Hyak Drive E.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Cold Creek, Roaring Creek

  • When to do

    March-October

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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