The Lake Vicente Trail begins at Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 and ends at Lake Vicente east of Tuquala Meadows and north of Waptus Lake. Trail is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
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.
SETTING: Creek valley, forest, meadow, lake, subalpine zone.
At a Glance
$5/Vehicle/Day or Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead. Discover Pass is not valid on National Forest lands.
||Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
||Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
||Cle Elum, WA
||Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check our Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.
||Cle Elum Ranger District, (509) 852-1100
Shortest access to this trail is from Tuquala Meadows Trailhead. See Pacific Crest Trail / Snoqualmie Pass Trailhead or Tucquala Meadows Trailhead.