Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Wallace Lake

Updated 2-18-2016

This hike is off Hwy 2 in small town of Gold Bar and at Wallace Falls State Park. Most people hike to the waterfalls which given the near record rains from this winter and is certainly worth a short side visit. Our destination is a snowfree hike to this  peaceful lake .
Wallace Lake @ Alan Bauer
Greg Ball Trail @ Alan Bauer
Moss everywhere @ Alan Bauer

Trail Stats: 8.2 miles roundtrip and 1500 feet gain. Start on the main trail and then soon come to old railroad grade and turn left onto this. Go just over 2 miles and you will come to a toilet, nice place to take a break. Turn left on Greg Ball Trail and good a little over a mile and you come to a logging road and turn right. Go short distance and you will find a gravel service road to your left and take that and walk 0.50 mile to the lake.

Driving Directions: From Everett, follow Hwy 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar and  turn left onto 1st Street,  signed for Wallace Falls State Park. Proceed for 0.4 mile to a four way stop then right onto May Creek Road and continue for 1.5 miles to Wallace Falls State Park which you need a Discover Pass.

 Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.

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