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    Sparda Lake Culmback Dam Trail

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    Very Easy
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    2.6 km
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    64 m
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    Sparda Lake Culmback Dam Trail is a moderately trafficked out-and-back trail near Startup, Washington that is rated as easy. This short jaunt provides a view of the teal Sparda Lake with Bald Mountain overhead, as well as the opportunity to appreciate the Culmback Dam. This trail is suitable for all ages.

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    Route Description for Sparda Lake Culmback Dam Trail

    Sparda Lake is a nice spot for a walk, and while the blue-green waters may not necessarily compete with the splendor of a true alpine lake, it’s a great place to take the kids or dogs for some fresh air. The Culmback Dam is an interesting side trip on this walk.

    The trail begins on Culmback Dam Road. Walk alongside the lakeshore, heading around the edge of the lake to access a peek of the dam. Retrace your steps to return to your car.

    While the reflected trail is short and sweet, you can continue to walk around the other pathways near the lake for more of an adventure.

    Getting to the Sparda Lake Culmback Dam Trail Trailhead

    The Sparda Lake Culmback Dam Trail begins on Culmback Dam Road. There is parking near the lake.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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