Snow Lakes Trailhead

  

Provides access toSnow Lakes Trail #1553 and the Enchantment Lakes within Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

An overnight reservation permit is required from May 15 to October 31. Wilderness permits for day-use are required. The self-issuing day permits are available at trailheads.

$5 per vehicle/per day or valid Recreation Pass required 

If you are doing through hike out Colchuck Lake trail and parking a vehicle at Stuart / Colchuck Trailhead, see NEW PARKING RESTRICTION.

DRONES ARE PROHIBITED IN ALL WILDERNESS AREAS
DOGS ARE PROHIBITED

DOGS are prohibited on Colchuck Lake trail, Stuart Lake trail and within the Enchantment Permit Area. Dogs, and all pets, are prohibited, except for Service Dogs as defined by Department of Justice regulations 28 C.F.R. Part 35.136.
Dogs whose sole purpose is to provide therapy, comfort, emotional support or crime deterrent DO NOT QUALIFY AS SERVICE DOGS under the regulation and are not allowed. 

 

At a Glance

Reservations: An overnight reservation permit is required from May 15 to October 31. Wilderness permits for day-use are required. The self-issuing day permits are available at trailheads.
Fees $5 per vehicle/per day or valid Recreation Pass required.  If you are doing through hike out Colchuck Lake trail and parking a vehicle at Stuart / Colchuck Trailhead, see NEW PARKING RESTRICTION.
Permit Info: An overnight reservation permit is required from May 15 to October 31 for entry to the unique Enchantments Area. Wilderness Permits required for day-hiking within the reservation area are free and self issued at trailhead.  
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:   Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File). Mandatory permit area.
  • Hiker Only trail
  • Non-motorized, no bicycles, no aircraft.
  • No Drones
  • Group size limit 8. 
  • Dogs are prohibited on Snow Lakes Trail and within the Enchantment Permit Area. Dogs, and all pets, are prohibited, except for Service Dogs as defined by Department of Justice regulations 28 C.F.R. Part 35.136. Dogs whose sole purpose is to provide therapy, comfort, emotional support or crime deterrent do not qualify as service dogs.
  • Campfires are prohibited.
  • Designated hiker campsites at Nada Lake and Snow Lake.
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District, (509) 548-2550

General Information

Directions:

From Leavenworth, WA, follow US-2 West for 0.8 mile, then turn left onto Icicle Road. Follow Icicle Road/Forest Road 7600 for 4.3 miles to the trailhead.

Alert! Vandalism is common to vehicles parked at this trailhead. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.


Parking:

If you are doing through hike out Colchuck Lake trail and parking a vehicle at Stuart / Colchuck Trailhead, see NEW PARKING RESTRICTION.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.5445

  Longitude : 
-120.711

  Elevation : 
1300'

 

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