Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hike of the Week- Coplay Lake

Coplay Lake @ Dennis Long

Updated Tuesday 2-26-2013. This is on the edge of Mount Rainier Park the Carbon River side. This is the summer toad to Summit Lake. Road is not gated so might have just a few trucks. Thanks Dennis Long for some of the photos.
Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. 237 is the map for this hike. Click here for complete list of maps. 

Road walk @ Dennis Long

Open mountain views on the way up @ Michael Fagin
Road goes up to Summit Lake too far to do in winter  Michael Fagin
At the edge of the lake @ Dennis Long
Driving Directions; From Enumclaw drive west on State Route 410 (Chinook Pass Highway) to SR 165. Proceed on SR 165 to the Carbon River Road/Mowich Lake Highway junction. Turn left onto Carbon River Road and follow it to Cayada Creek Road (Forest Road 7810), which is  just before the national park entrance. Turn left (north) and drive about 4 miles which is close  to the snow line about 2800 feet
Trail Stats: To lake is about 2.5 miles one way and 1100 feet gain. Depends where you park

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