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Lanham Lake

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East
47.7716, -121.0136 Map & Directions
3.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1,140 feet
Highest Point
4,140 feet
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Jim Hill Mountain & Lanham Lake. Photo copyright Alan Bauer.
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This short but steep little trail just east of the Stevens Pass ski area is an excellent little gem in winter or summer. Get a workout, visit a lake, and all in less than half a day, if you hike at a fast clip. Continue reading

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Hiking Lanham Lake

The trailhead for Lanham Lake is directly across from the red door of the Nordic Center. The trailhead kiosk is tucked into the woods a little ways back from the road. Walk just past the creek up the road to find it.

The trail up to the little lake is quite steep, and may be brushy, though nothing impassable. On the way up, you'll cross under some powerlines. Here, turn right and continue down the road until you get near the base of the powerline trail.

While steep, most of the trail is shaded, making its way through cool forest. After the powerlines, enter a stand of old-growth forest just before reaching the lake, which affords visitors views of the dramatic flank of Jim Hill Mountain, popular among climbers and scramblers.

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Lanham Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.7716, -121.0136 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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Getting There

The trail begins at the Lanham Lake Trailhead, found on Mill Creek Road 6960 at the Stevens Pass Nordic Center.

Drive Highway 2 to Stevens Pass. If coming from the west, continue east for seven miles to the Nordic Center Parking lot on the right.

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Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East

Lanham Lake (#1589)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

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