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Frog Lake

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway
48.2191, -121.5693 Map & Directions
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
357 feet
Highest Point
1,009 feet
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Short, easy hike with beautiful trees, goes up to a lake full of tadpoles/frogs. Foliage and spiderwebs can get in the way, so bring a stick. Continue reading

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Hiking Frog Lake

Just five minutes south of Darrington, this slightly overgrown trail is quite beautiful and fun to explore. It starts right at the gravel layby, and follows Clear Creek as you make your way up the hill to a small lake filled with Pacific treefrog tadpoles/frogs. Not long after you start, the trail seems to end at a gravel road (Frog Creek Rd), but at that point, if you look to your immediate left, you'll find that the trail continues on. The road is a pretty walk as well, however. Both can get you to the lake. The lake is not ideal for swimming. Also, a stick is recommended, as you will be faced with spiderwebs and nature trying to take back the trail.

Frog Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.2191, -121.5693 Open in Google Maps

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Getting There

Drive south down Mountain Loop Hwy from Darrington to a gravel layby on your right, just before the Clear Creek bridge. It's just five minutes (3.1 miles) from the turn off Hwy 530.

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North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

Frog Lake (#659)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District

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