Kelcema Lake Trail 718


This is a short, pleasant hike for beginning backpackers. The trail provides access for fishermen and easy portage for small boats and rubber rafts. It can be very muddy. The 23-acre lake sits in a subalpine setting, surrounded by trees and vegetation within the Boulder River Wilderness.

Huckleberries may be found here in late summer and early fall. Please use only established campsites. Opportunities for camping are limited in this very popular lake basin. A back country box toilet is available. Please use “Leave No Trace” practices.   

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply, limiting group size to 12.
Closest Towns: Granite Falls, Washington
Restroom: Backcountry toilet
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155 or Verlot Public Service Center at 360-691-7791.

General Information


From the Verlot Public Service Center (11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA), drive the Mt. Loop Highway for 12.5 miles to the Deer Creek Road (Forest Service road 4052) on the left. Follow this road for 4.2 miles to the trailhead on the left.

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Map: Green Trails Sloan Peak #111

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  • Darrington Ranger District
  • Green Trails: Silverton 110

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3,011 feet - 3,040 feet