Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail

#1 of 9 trails in Mount Pilchuck State Park

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Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible from June until October.

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Dennis Angeline (190)

7 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike with plenty of sights along the waycand nice reward at the end. Definitely have to do this again in the summer.

Luis Guerrero (87)

2 Completed1 Reviews

I love the view and the trail one of the best ones! Has a small parking lot,

Logan Rohrkemper (195)

20 Completed6 Reviews

This hike would get a 3 even a 3.5 had it not been for all of the trash and traffic we encountered in our hike. The ascent is not all that pleasant as there are few switchbacks so it's just long spurts of incline. We went on Monday assuming it would be a nice quiet hike. We passed so many hikers average age late teens early 20s. The trail was littered with trash and doggy poop bags which made it for a irritating journey. The lake itself was beautiful and clean. Not too cold and perfect for a swim. I just really wish people would've picked up after themselves. (We did pick up and carry out a lot of other peoples trash)

Dmitri Essiounine (154)

9 Completed7 Reviews

Jessica McGregor (116)

1 Completed2 Reviews

extremely fun hike, and not too hard! the lake on top is so beautiful and quiet. there was still some snow on the far side so we hiked up, and stood right next to a huge melting glacier part!

Jessica McGregor (116)

1 Completed2 Reviews

extremely fun hike, and not too hard! the lake on top is so beautiful and quiet. there was still some snow on the far side so we hiked up, and stood right next to a huge melting glacier part!

stuart terrell (120)

5 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike with a very beautiful end point can't wait to do it again

Bev D (275)

17 Completed5 Reviews

Great hike...doggy loved the snow at the back of the lake. :)

Dean H. (166)

Great hike -- especially if you explore several waterfalls that are just off the trail along the way. You can catch glimpses of the falls as you are hiking up, but with a little bit of scrambling off the trail you can get to good vantage points to enjoy them much better. For much of the hike you are passing through old forest with really big cedar trees - very impressive. Much other flora along the way. The lake is beautiful - we walked all the way around it. The lake is situated in a bowl with a surrounding mountain ridge that is almost cathedral in some sections. Northwest Forest Pass required for trailhead parking.

Jordyn Murdock (240)

9 Completed8 Reviews

My best advice would be to do this hike on a weekday due to the popularity of this area/trail. I hiked this on a Thursday and it was virtually empty the whole trip.

Plan some extra time if you enjoy waterfalls since there are 5 distinct waterfalls that you can visit by trekking off-trail. Just Google "waterfalls along Lake 22 trail" for additional info.

Earlier in the summer there will still be snow/ice near the top of the trail before you get to the lake but it was completely clear in late July.