Chain Lakes Trail #1569

  

The Chain Lakes Trail is 5.0 miles long, gains 1900 feet of elevation, and is primarily recreated by hikers.  This steep trail within Alpine Lakes Wilderness provides access to the high elevation Chain and Doelle Lakes.  The trail begins 9 miles up Icicle Creek Trail #1551, and climbs steeply through forested and rocky areas until it ends at Doelle Lakes and the junction of the Icicle Ridge Trail #1570. There are designated hiker campsites at Chain and Doelle Lakes, and stock use at the Chain Lakes is recommended for day use only. Chain Lakes Trail may also be accessed from the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 S from Stevens Pass for 4.5 miles, to Icicle Creek Trail #1551 for 3 miles, to Chain Lakes Trail #1559.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Permit Info: Alpine Lake Wilderness permit required.  These are self-issuing at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
  • Designated hiker campsites at Chain and Doelle Lakes. 
  • Recommended day use only for stock at Chain Lakes.
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA

General Information

Directions:

The trail begins 9 miles up the Icicle Creek Trail #1551 and ends at Doelle Lakes and the junction of the Icicle Ridge Trail #1570. The section of Icicle Ridge Trail from Doelle Lakes to Frosty Pass is not maintained.

The trail may also be accessed from the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 South from Stevens Pass for 4-1/2 miles to Icicle Creek Trail #1551 for 3 miles to Chain Lakes Trail #1559.


General Notes:

Green Trails Map - #176 Stevens Pass

USGS Map - Stevens Pass, WA


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Backpacking


Horse Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

  Latitude : 
47.6911

  Longitude : 
-121.05545

  Elevation : 
3800' - 5700'

 

Fire Danger Moderate sign

Fire Restrictions


Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials Link opens in a Pdf Document


Recreation App Available

Download Our New Official Recreation App!


No Drone Zone sign

No Drones in Wilderness Areas


Okanogan-Wenatchee NF vicinity map

Forest general vicinity map 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


Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Wheelchair Accessible Trails

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/okawen/recreation/recarea/?recid=58687&actid=51