Lake Vicente Trail #1365

  

The Lake Vicente Trail begins at Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 and ends at Lake Vecente east of Tuquala Meadows and north of Waptus Lake. Trail is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees $5/Vehicle/Day or Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead. Discover Pass is not valid on National Forest lands.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Passes: Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check our Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District, (509) 852-1100

General Information

Directions:

Shortest access to this trail is from Tuquala Meadows Trailhead. See Pacific Crest Trail/Snoqualmie Pass Trailhead or Tucquala Meadows Trailhead.


General Notes:

SETTING: Creek valley, forest, meadow, lake, subalpine zone.

DESCRIPTION: Climbs steeply from its junction with the PCT,

flattens out near Deer Lake, and is somewhat moderate in grade

for the next mile. This portion of trail has several areas that are

very wet and get quite boggy with heavy stock use. The stock

portion of the trail ends in a large meadow 0.5 mile below Lake

Vicente. Beyond that point, the trail is ill defined and is a

scramble to the campsites near the outlet of the lake. Campfires

are prohibited at this and all areas above 5000 feet in the Alpine

Lakes Wilderness.


Parking:

Parking available at Cathedral Pass trailhead.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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