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    329 m
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    13.5 km
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    Myrtle Lake Hike


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    Myrtle Lake is an 13.5 km lightly trafficked hiking and biking trail in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. This route is moderately difficult but quite scenic, with the views at the lake enticing many to pitch their tents. This route is shared by mountain bikers and dirt bikers, so hike with open ears.

    Route Description for Myrtle Lake Hike

    Myrtle Lake is a scenic, generally quiet trail to a pretty alpine lake with camping spots around it. The views are lovely. Note that the trail is mostly unshaded due to a previous fire. Expect 4 easy creek crossings and a beautiful new bridge over the largest one.

    Begin from the trailhead, hiking alongside the Entiat River. You’ll keep the river on your left the entire way. The elevation gain is mostly gradual. Spend some time checking out the regrowth from the burn, which often allows more flowers to flourish before trees begin to block the sun again. As you approach the end, the Myrtle Lake junction is marked with pink ribbons signed for the lake. Go left to find the shore. From here, you’ll retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Myrtle Lake Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Myrtle Lake hike is at the end of FS Road 5100. There is parking here.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      Myrtle Lake Backcountry

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    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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