This beautiful little hike is perfect for introducing small children to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The wide trail follows the outlet stream through old growth Hemlock and Douglas fir. The 11 acre lake is great for fishing and offers two campsites located at the inlet. This is one of the few lakes in the wilderness were campfires are allowed. This is an ideal trail for first time backpacking experience. Best time to enjoy the lake is late summer and early fall after mosquito season has passed.
At a Glance
Alpine Lakes Wilderness self-issue permit is required for day and overnight use, obtained at the trailhead from May 15 to October 31.
From Monroe, Washington take US Highway 2 east for about 34 miles to mile marker 50.5, just east of the Skykomish Ranger Station. Turn south onto Foss River Road (Forest Service Road #68). Continue on Forest Service Road #68, staying to the right at the junction with #6835. Drive about 3.5 miles beyond that junction. Turn left onto Forest Service Road #6846, continue 2 miles to the Evans Lake trailhead on the right side of the road.