Pinnacle Lake Trail 703.1


To reach Pinnacle Lake, follow Bear Lake Trail 703 for 0.2 miles from the trailhead and then take the left fork. The rocky, rough trail can sometimes be muddy. It crosses Bear Creek and switchbacks through timber, breaking into alpine terrain after 1.5 miles.

The lake, sitting in rocky terrain at the base of a steep shore, has a couple camp spots above it and to the north. No camping within 100 feet of the lake.   

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At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Camping prohibited within 100 feet of the lake.
Closest Towns: Granite Falls, Washington
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), travel east on the Mt. Loop Highway 4.5 miles. Turn right (south) on the Schweitzer Creek Road (Forest Service road 4020). Continue 2.3 miles to the Bear Lake Road (Forest Service road 4021) and continue for 3.4 miles to the trailhead.

General Notes:


  • Darrington Ranger District
  • Freen Trails: Silverton 110 and Granite Falls 109

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Difficulty Level: More Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
2,700 feet - 3,800 feet