West Fork Foss Lakes Trail 1064
Enter Alpine Lakes Wilderness and climb gently for 1.5 miles to Trout Lake, where the trail becomes increasingly difficult, gaining nearly 2,000 feet in two miles. No water is available on this section of the trail. Copper Lake sits among cliffs, meadows and talus slopes. Hike a mile to Little Heart Lake before climbing and descending for another 1.8 miles over a steep ridge to the end of the trail above Big Heart Lake at 4,700-feet elevation.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||Alpine Lakes Wilderness self-issue permit is required for day and overnight use, obtained at the trailheads from May 15 to October 31.|
|Best Season:||All seasons|
The West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness where wilderness regulations apply.
|Closest Towns:||Skykomish, Washington|
|Water:||No water on the trail.|
|Passes:||A valid Recreation Pass required at West Fork Foss Lakes Trailhead.|
|Information Center:||Check current conditions or call Skykomish Ranger District office at 360-677-2414.|
From Skykomish travel east on Stevens Pass Highway (US-2) for almost 2 miles to Foss Road, just east of the Skykomish Ranger Station. Turn south onto Foss River Road (Forest Service road 68). Continue on Forest Service road 68 for approximately 4.7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service road 6835 and continue 2.0 miles to the trailhead.
Stay out of areas closed for restoration.
- Skykomish Ranger District
- Green Trails #175
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
|Fire Information||Campfires are prohibited at all lakes accessed by West Fork Foss Trail|
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to More Difficult|