Summit Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides access toSummit Lake Trail 1177 which accesses Carbon and Bearhead Trails 1179 / 1179.1, Clearwater Trail 1178. All of these trails are within Clearwater Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Clearwater Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Enumclaw, Washington
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Snoqualmie Ranger District Enumclaw Office at 360-825-6585.

General Information


From Enumclaw, drive west on State Highway 410 for 5.0 miles to the junction with State Highway 165 just west of Buckley. Continue for 10.5 miles to the junction of Carbon River Highway and Mowich Lake Highway. Turn left onto the Carbon River Highway and follow it 7.7 miles to Cayada Creek Road (Forest Service road 7810). Cross the bridge over the river and continue 6.7 miles to end of road. The trailhead is at end of Forest Service road 7810; difficult to turnaround.

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