Crystal Lake Trail #517

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

This trail is no longer maintained, since it burned over in  a 2003 wildfire. This long side hill and valley trail, was mostly in timber  within the Pasayten Wilderness. This trail goes to Crystal Lake, a beautiful alpine lake, and there are two other lakes nearby without trail access requiring cross-county travel. This would be a good trail for experienced hikers desiring solitude as there are many, many down trees on the trail and parts of the trail have been washed out. This trail is impassable to stock and is challenging for hikers. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current conditions information.  Trail burned over in 2003 wildfire. Trail has many down trees and some wash-out areas. This trail has not been maintained for many years, impassable for stock. 
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required in the Pasayten Wilderness (free, self-issue permits are available at the trailhead).
Open Season: July
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. Certified weed free hay required on national forest lands.
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilet at trailhead
Passes: A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District,

General Information

Directions:

See: Crystal Lake trailhead


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Fishing

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Hiking

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Amenities

Picnic tables day use picnic tables
Interpretive Site information bulletin board
Toilets vault toilets at trailhead only
Parking
Fee charged for some activities self-pay stations available for required recreation pass
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
9.2 miles

 

Practice Physical Distancing

Recreate Responsibly


cathole graphic with trowel

Going Number 1 & 2 in the Forest


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No Drone Zone sign

No Drones in Wilderness Areas


Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Wheelchair Accessible Trails


Enchantments Permit Information [link]

Enchantments Permit Information


Okanogan-Wenatchee NF vicinity map

Forest general vicinity map Link opens in a Pdf Document


Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials Link opens in a Pdf Document


Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials in Spanish Link opens in a Pdf Document


Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials in Russian Link opens in a Pdf Document

 



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