The Pratt Lake Trail leads to a number of areas, offering almost unlimited possibilities for hiking, fishing and scrambling. Pass the junction with Granite Mountain Trail 1016 at milepost 0.9. At three miles a junction on the left takes you to Talapus and Olallie Lakes within Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Both lakes are very popular day-hike destinations and heavily used.
At milepost 4.0 the trail splits and Mount Defiance Trail 1009 continues straight along the ridge above Talapus Lake, whereas the Pratt Lake trail turns to the right, dropping into the Pratt Lake basin. The Pratt Lake Trail ends here, becoming Melakwa Trail 1011 near the Pratt Lake outlet at an unmarked junction with Pratt River Trail 1035. Camp here or continue to Lower Tuscohatchie Lake on the Melakwa Lake Trail for more camp spots if Pratt Lake is crowded.
From North Bend, WA take I-90 east to exit #47. Turn north from the exit ramp and take a left at the "T" in the road. Drive 0.25 mile until the end of the road where the trailhead is located. The trail leaves from the northwest side of the lot.