Seattle: Upper Ashland Lake

This out-and-back 4.4-miler gently wanders under the shade of giant cedars and firs, then circles a peaceful lake.
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This out-and-back 4.4-miler gently wanders under the shade of giant cedars and firs, then circles a peaceful lake.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.0

Waypoints

UAL001

Location: 48.0476531982422, -121.714073181152

Trailhead

UAL002

Location: 48.043327331543, -121.713027954102

Old-growth log carved into a bench just before small stream crossing

UAL003

Location: 48.0415878295898, -121.716773986816

Old logging road ends

UAL004

Location: 48.0354499816894, -121.711242675781

Boardwalk passes under old-growth forest containing western hemlock, Pacific silver fir, and western red cedar

UAL005

Location: 48.0351409912109, -121.710762023926

Grove of beautiful old-growth cedar

UAL006

Location: 48.0324440002441, -121.71167755127

Bear R @ Y; camping on L @ nearby Beaver Plant Lake

UAL007

Location: 48.0310211181641, -121.715545654297

Bear R @ Y

UAL008

Location: 48.0312042236328, -121.718238830566

Bear R @ Y; begin circumnavigation of upper Ashland Lake

UAL009

Location: 48.030403137207, -121.720901489258

Midpoint of hike; good rest spot on wooden platforms

UAL010

Location: 48.0295677185059, -121.721687316895

Group camping area; bear L @ T, then veer L @ Y. Option: Continue .3 mi. SW to lower Ashland Lake

UAL011

Location: 48.0312042236328, -121.718238830566

Finish Ashland Lake loop; retrace 1.9 mi. back to trailhead