The Slide Lake Trail is slightly more than one mile long, maintaining a gentle grade for its entire length, making it a pleasant, easy family hike. The trail enters Glacier Peak Wilderness and winds through dense old growth forest and huge boulder patches to Slide Lake at 3,100-feet elevation.
The lake was formed when a portion of the surrounding mountainside slid across the Otter Creek drainage to form a dam. Because of its low elevation, Slide Lake is one of the earliest mountain lakes to thaw, usually by early June.
Please camp in established sites. Slide Lake hosts a population of fish.
Washington Trails Association
At a Glance
From Sedro-Woolley, follow State Route 20 east for 31.0 miles to Rockport. Turn right (south) at the east end of town on Highway 530 heading toward Darrington. Continue on Highway 530 for two miles to the junction of the Illabot Creek Forest Service road 16. Turn left on FS road 16 and proceed for 22 miles to the trailhead. The trail is on the right (north) side of the road.
Green Trails: Snowking Mountain #79
Mt Baker Ranger District
USGS: Snowking Mountain