We made it to the bottom of the saddle then decided to go back to Big Heart, saw some people heading on to Chetwoot with ice axes and we did cross one snow bridge midway down the saddle on the Northern side. The West Fork Foss River Trail reaches deep into the highest concentration of lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness between Highway 2 and I-90. There are many lakes, do it is a good idea to know which Lake you're looking for. I'm not a complainer but the upper lakes have serious fly, hornet and mosquitoes, however I wasn't bit once by anything with zero bug repellant on me. This was a great hike. Camping fantastic, only a bit heavy with bugs, though we had plenty of bug proofing to keep from getting bit. beautiful trail to an awesome High Alpine lake. Er führt entlang eines Sees, entlang eines Flusses und es gibt einen Wasserfall und schöne Wildblumen. The open here is traversed with switchbacks through scrub brush, and it’s steep. Beautiful! Moved on to Little Heart hit the peak in between little and big but one buddy was worse for wear so we turned back and made camp back by Copper. At the point that you need to cross the river, it will be over a log that has a step nailed into it on the opposite side, making it easier to step down, or up. So many wildflowers and lakes and waterfalls. We took the trail to Malachite Lake which was pretty steep, but well worth it. Further in, and up beyond a small meadow covered in low lying blueberries to a site that was perched overlooking the lake, where you are able to take in all its’ beauty. We quickly learned to use our poles to signal that someone was up there. 2. Overall the beauty and experience is worth the trip Enjoy! Don’t be too put off by the reviews mentioning the road. Shasta. From Trout Lake on, it starts getting steep, at about 2.6 miles in. The hike is beautiful, and can be done in one day - all the way to Big Heart and back took about 8 hours. Aside from one 3' patch of snow 15' off the trail at one of the waterfall views, the trail was snow free until after the junction to Malachite and Copper Lakes. I went Thursday-Saturday and on Friday it got pretty busy. This is not well marked so look carefully! We made it to the bottom of the saddle then decided to go back to Big Heart, saw some people heading on to Chetwoot with ice axes and we did cross one snow bridge midway down the saddle on the Northern side. Our business is a trusted arboricultural company, more commonly known as Tree Surgery. More Heart Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Shingletown, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Big Heart Lake - 16.0 Miles Seattle - Alpine Lakes Wilderness - Snoqualmie Pass - Central Cascades. After leaving Little Heart Lake you gain elevation again, then up and around the ridgeline. After the fall rains the waterfalls were quite amazing! 16 days ago. Some amazingly large trees along the way (see picture). Also beautiful, and a little more serene with less activity along the trail. More steep than the rest of the trail and unrelenting. The lake itself is warm enough to swim in, and it also is a refreshing way to end a hike. Posted by: bk3 on Jul 24, 2014 06:36 PM I stand corrected! It was so sparkling and turquoise, too! The falls are absolutely spectacular, the early season snow melt has them at full awesome power. BIG HEART LAKE WEST FORK FOSS RIVER SKYKOMISH, WA - Duration: 1:38. Continue on #68 for approximately 6 miles. Chetwoot Lake Trail via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is a 18.3 mile out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Went with some buddies for a couple days. Even if you're just day hiking, I highly recommend lots of water and sturdy and supportive shoes. Find 42 photos of the 907 Cameron Dr home on Zillow. We had debated beforehand if we should wear our goretex hiking boots or non-waterproof trail runners with gaiters. Even if you're just day hiking, I highly recommend lots of water and sturdy and supportive shoes. Tel: 360.677.2414 I was a bit apprehensive to do much exploring since we got a bit of a later start than I wanted and we had already decided to camp at Copper, so we didn't take the Malachite side trail and don't have an update for the conditions. Big Heart Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is a 13.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Apparently, they don’t wear eye masks to bed and, instead, rise with the sun! Outlet for Trout Lake, and continues feeding the West Fork Foss River. We camped at Trout Lake and did a day hike up to Copper and Little Heart Lakes the next day (why haul a 20+ pound pack all the way up there). The mosquitos were insane. We were relieved to make it to our first night destination: Malachite. With spectacular scenery every season, don’t forget your camera! If you hike this during the heat of summer, after the long, exposed switchbacks, you might need a re-fill here. Went up Tourmaline Peak from our campsite - an easy scramble on mixed snow and talus. The autumn colors are just coming in and mushrooms abound. fund your participation. Angeline is a short distance away, however from what I understand it's a hard and exposed scramble over rock, so I don't recommend going into it when you're already drained. Beautiful! Lots of climbing, a rocky path and the trail is very exposed to the sun. There are no sites between here and the point where the trail turns away from the lake and no more privys. Lost Lake Sumas Mountain in Whatcom County, Washington State - … Those lakes were the perfect way to beat the heat and culminate our days of sweaty hiking! both bridges were nice!! Only critters we saw were a chipmunk and the cutest pika that just popped his head up and watched us as we relaxed by the lake. We managed to get a spot solely due to being there early. 2. We didn't need spikes but poles were helpful. There are many lakes, do it is a good idea to know which Lake you're looking for. The lake here is a destination for those with a fishing rod. Trail is very clear, but quite a hump getting up to Copper Lake. We passed some people who were really struggling during this segment and it could've been made a lot easier with more prep. From this vantage point, you can see all the way down to little Trout Lake, and across to Silver Eagle Peak, on your right, and Mt. There are several rocky patches, most were easy to navigate up, but led to some tricky footing on the way down. Now on to the good stuff: Just past the downed log that you cross the river on, about 50 feet further up on your right, look for where the trail begins again. Aside from one 3' patch of snow 15' off the trail at one of the waterfall views, the trail was snow free until after the junction to Malachite and Copper Lakes. It starts at the trailhead, where cars were parked down the road and even into the sweet trailhead campsite that I had mentioned before. my jetta made it and there was plenty of other fwd cars there. A small, circular lake that you really have to get off trail to see well, you can see it through the trees from where you’re at, but to take pictures, you’ll have to walk over to its banks. The next day we continued to Big Heart and got some great views of Delta Lake on the way. It was a short little hike so left us with most of the day to relax and swim - for which, we had the whole lake to ourselves. By Saturday, we pushed inward toward Big Heart. It was a bit like a public beach with campers staking out territory by the water. It was rocky but nothing you couldn't just step over. First 1 1/2 miles were fairly easy... Once you pass Trout Lake you’re reward with uphill, with sun exposure(if you start late), until you reach Cooper Lake. Big Heart Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 21.6 kilomètres modérément fréquenté situé près de Skykomish, État de Washington. All in all it was a great hike, and aside from the bugs and crowds, would still be my favorite. Overall fun, but tiresome if your conditioning isn’t great and your pack is heavy. I was afraid of running out of daylight, so I pressed on. The trail along the lake goes .7 miles over and around some jumbled boulders before you start your uphill once again at the southern end of Copper Lake. We found our way from our camp near the Big Heart Lake outlet to the west arm of the lake. The trail has been washed out by the river. You can barely see the large waterfall that cascades down slope from Copper Lake in the middle distance. There were a few other campers around the lake, but it was very peaceful. It took me a while to get around it, which isn't a bad thing because the view is fantastic. Almost all the campsites were open. We did hit all the hard up elevation (step-ups, roots, rocks) during the heat of the day. Downhill hikers have been throwing their gravity assisted momentum around and not pausing for those moving uphill. A very very well maintained trail. This seemed to be the destination for a lot of day hikers. A walk with the dog. Also beautiful, and a little more serene with less activity along the trail. Further in, and up beyond a small meadow covered in low lying blueberries to a site that was perched overlooking the lake, where you are able to take in all its’ beauty. We got the last parking spot at the trailhead and so that was our first clue it was going to be busy. Now on to the good stuff: Trail was in great shape! At the high point of this ridge, it’s rocky, and dry. My phone also died so we were only able to record our hike in! The trail is still good here, and in .5 miles, you’ll find yourself at the edge of Little Heart Lake. But it's going to be slow around that sharp corner where it's north facing - it gets very steep sideway. Big Heart Tree Care is a company offering Tree Surgery Services who are based Reading. This hike takes you past 5 lakes and a few different waterfalls, so if you don't wish to push on to Big Heart, you won't be disappointed! Nevertheless, we did find one tucked into a rock ledge, with peek-a-boo views of the lake and a full view of Glacier Peak. Some folks said it's a bit of a scramble and they had seen others leave their packs at the top to explore. It's doable with ice axe, skill and maybe a buddy. They said they only had yaktrax and didn't want to push it. The hike up to Copper followed a huge (tall) waterfall and wasn't nearly as open or rocky as I expected. Overall, this is still a very cool trail and well maintained. the road up the the trailhead was decent with some monster potholes. I was afraid of running out of daylight, so I pressed on. There is a longer stretch in between Trout and Copper Lake that is exposed to the sun so some refill water often(we used sawyer squeeze filters) and remember sunscreen. 10/10. Finally made it and realized spots would be very limited. There are many lakes and large waterfalls leading up to the grand finale. this was an amazing hike! Permit required for overnight camping. If you bring your trout pole, there is ample fishing, as well. I guess this is the norm for summer hiking in Seattle. Most of the snow is alongside the trail, but most patches on the trail are very easy to cross. There were a few other campers around the lake, but it was very peaceful. Drop dead gorgeous from trailhead to Big Heart. There is a boot trail that is easy to follow but strenuous. There is, from here, another hikers trail that heads off towards Angeline Lake, that lies just over the ridgeline, that does not show up on some maps. The next day (Mon), we hiked out. It was a beautiful little lake and we were lucky to get a spot tucked in behind some rocks and overlooking the lake a bit. The lake is located at the eastern base of Camp Robber Peak in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, within King County, Washington. Starts off really easy to get your legs warmed up and then starts climbing after passing Trout Lake. Otherwise, it was great. Beautiful views everywhere you look once you get past the first couple lakes. You could see/hear Malachite Falls in the distance, and this was also where the path started getting difficult. Find more ways to say big-hearted, along with related words, antonyms and example phrases at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus. From here, pay close attention, as the continuing trail here is not well marked! The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Both Trout and Copper Lakes are gorgeous right now. As you traverse Cooper, you get a break from the steep elevation gain, then you’re pretty much uphill all the way to Big Heart. Day 1: Went up to Big Heart Lake and spent the night. After about a 1000ft or so, it becomes more trail like, and then follows the West Fork Foss River for awhile, giving you views of the surrounding sheer rock face that lines the river here. This page is for everyone to communicate about those things, places and people that make their heart's sing! Pass through Brampton to reach the historic border city of Carlisle, with its many fortifications reflecting its strategic positioning. Then, you are on to Little and Big Heart Lakes which offer snow covered cirques and more solitude. The lakes are full of large trout, and the views of the ruggedness of the Alpine Lakes area is worth the effort it takes to hike into this wild part of Washington. about 2 miles up from little heart lake trying to get to big heart, it was still pretty steep and snowy and I wasn't prepared to tackle it. The lakes were definitely very cold but bearable and felt great to ice sore feet. Copper was so clear and calm, the reflections were beautiful. There was one larger section where we were fortunate to see that a small hole had formed over one of the drainage cuts (suspiciously boot shaped, so I assume someone else was not as fortunate) so we were able to step across the drainage cut without falling through the snow. Big Heart Lake - 16.0 Miles Seattle - Alpine Lakes Wilderness - Snoqualmie Pass - Central Cascades. It’s definitely worth pushing past little heart and taking it one section at a time to assess this for yourselves. We noticed there were very few hikers - even going up to little heart lake on what was a pretty nice day (it rained a bit in the morning but the afternoon was sunny). The lake itself is warm enough to swim in, and it also is a refreshing way to end a hike. Based on other reviews i thought we'd be bouldering up and was preparing myself for that (ptsd from hiking up Aasgard's pass probably). Got up mid morning Saturday and hiked up to Copper Lake took some pool floats and floated/fished for a couple hours. Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest You’ll gain 1800 feet of elevation in 1.5 miles. We took the trail to Malachite Lake which was pretty steep, but well worth it. The Malachite Lake trail is signed but appears to be heavily overgrown. Along the way, you'll pass Trout Lake, Copper Lake, Little Heart Lake, and then Big Heart. Baker, Delta Lake down below you, and Silver Eagle Peak sitting above Delta Lake. It's also oddly humid; among the ferns it almost felt like we'd left the PNW and found the tropics. Turn right onto Foss River Road #68. From the trailhead, the first part of the trail seems to be walking up an old stream bed, very rocky and loose. I planned to do 2 nights at Big Heart, and cut it short after the first night. Once you leave Copper, it's a short hike to Little Heart. Keep that in mind if you plan to come on a Saturday in August. Downhill hikers have been throwing their gravity assisted momentum around and not pausing for those moving uphill. We quickly learned to use our poles to signal that someone was up there. I didn't bring a tent or bivy and was kicking myself. It gets warm in the open areas, even in May. Nicholas Costerisan 743 views. We saw many tired hikers who had wanted to stay in the area but couldn't find any room, so they were forced to double back or push on to Angeline. Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier mais seulement en laisse. The trail offers a number of activity options. Fishing was good and my partner and I went out on the lake in our raft, which was a lot of fun. I imagine the river at full force is really something to see. Mosquitoes were definitely out so pack deet and maybe a head net. From the northern tip of the lake, ascend the boulder field. Turn left onto Road #6835 and continue to the trailhead. I realize I just reviewed this trail a few weeks ago, but I didn't get very far and decided to try again. There are a series of switchbacks that go on for about a mile. Very few logs that will stab you and while the water was cold, it was more refreshing than numbing. This time of year the lower parts of the Foss River were entirely dried up. Mosquitos were terrible. We got lucky! BIG HEART Wilderness. Just bring a gallon of spray. They said they only had yaktrax and didn't want to push it. My best friend and I started at 9:30am and went up to big heart lake and the one above it and back to the car by 5:30pm with a 1-2min water break every 20min or so and an hour for lunch and swimming. Trail time was 2 hours to the Malachite bridge, half hour to Copper Lake, half hour to Little Heart and another hour to Big Heart. Its outlet creates a long sloping falls that helps to cool you on hot days. Located within the Etobicoke Creek watershed, this park is a popular destination for residents of Peel Region, with more than five million visitors since it opened in 1957. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Just as I was about to leave the lake, I met a hiker coming back from Big Heart. Despite its size there really aren't that many campsites, and throughout the day they filled quickly. Copper was so clear and calm, the reflections were beautiful. Bring a hat because for a lot of the hike your arms and face are exposed in the sun while you hike thru gorgeous wildflowers. Cross a log to the other side, and look CLOSELY for rock cairns. We also noticed the etiquette on giving way to uphill hikers was followed by everyone which was a welcome change after being on more crowded and accessible trails lately where it’s been a bit of a free for all. Was shooting for Big Heart Lake, and got a late start, so decided not to do the side route to Malachite. 22 likes. A wonderful day trip. The way involves scrambling, bushwacking and route-finding but was easier than I expected. This waterfall runs out of Copper Lake, the next lake you’ll see on this hike. After the junction to Copper Lake, we soon began to see snow along the trail. The falls are absolutely spectacular, the early season snow melt has them at full awesome power. The trail does get more cool and shaded again after this push, and you continue on to Copper Lake which is a beautiful deep teal color. Getting to Big Heart lake was also fine, the snow fields to be crossed were generally on shallow inclines. About the Heart of the Lakes Trail. There are a few good campsites here at the Northern edge of the lake, and they are close to the water’s edge. Baker, Delta Lake down below you, and Silver Eagle Peak sitting above Delta Lake. There are a series of switchbacks that go on for about a mile. Trail was in great shape! I was concerned we wouldn't get to see much running water, but as we passed Trout Lake my fears were put to rest. Don't let that keep you from the hike though! Directions from Skykomish: Drive 0.5 mile east on U.S. Hwy. It starts at the trailhead, where cars were parked down the road and even into the sweet trailhead campsite that I had mentioned before. The open here is traversed with switchbacks through scrub brush, and it’s steep. Beautiful sights all around. Heart Lake Trail lies north of the Heart Lake Road. If you want to experience some of the ruggedness and wild beauty that exists in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area, this is a great hike that will cover all those bases. Overall, the trip was special and perfect in every way. I didn't bring a tent or bivy and was kicking myself. I hope this review makes this beautiful long day hike seem more accessible to less experienced hikers and remind them to give way and follow other rules of thumb https://bearfoottheory.com/trail-etiquette-hiking-rules/. We got to the trailhead early, but I wasn't feeling the best so we took it slow and we ended up turning around at Little Heart. Big Heart Lake is the most remote and highest-elevation on-trail lake in the West Fork Foss River system. I suspect that little and big Heart lakes would be a difficult trail. The lake walk itself rises and falls with the terrain, and there are several great viewpoints and a few campsites at the Northern end of the lake. Mosquitos were terrible. We noticed there were very few hikers - even going up to little heart lake on what was a pretty nice day (it rained a bit in the morning but the afternoon was sunny). All in all, a really great weekend hike. I topped out out above Angeline and Big Heart and headed back to my elevation camp. So the main entry point is at all the logs. Heart Lake ist ein 7.6 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Condon, Montana. Went on a a day hike with the intentions of getting to Big Heart Lake. From this point on, along the trail, you are entertained by the huge waterfall coming out of Copper Lake. Views from the outlet of Big Heart Lake . Some fantastic views, there is one outlook that is just off trail on the way there that you should see on your way. Big Hearts is a charity dedicated to improving outcomes of people at risk of social isolation across Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Beautiful views everywhere you look once you get past the first couple lakes. Trail is in great shape, dry to Trout lake. www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs. There is, from here, another hikers trail that heads off towards Angeline Lake, that lies just over the ridgeline, that does not show up on some maps. It was gorgeous. Die Route ist am besten von April bis September zugänglich. Ok. At the Malachite Lake trail junction, you’re at 4.17 miles, and the uphill is more gradual, and at 4.4 miles, you reach Copper Lake, another beautiful subalpine lake surrounded on three sides by steep, barren slopes, interspersed with clingy alpine firs. On a bluff high above the lake, you get commanding views of the lake and peaks surrounding it. From here, pay close attention, as the continuing trail here is not well marked! But it's going to be slow around that sharp corner where it's north facing - it gets very steep sideway. this was an amazing hike! This is not a section of trail that you want to do in the midday sun, so if you can, avoid that…If you go during the heat of the day, there is a small stream at the top of the switchbacks, that will be a good source of water, and a place to cool down, as it’s in the shade. Bugs are still a bit heavy, but snow is off the trail and mud is about gone. This waterfall runs out of Copper Lake, the next lake you’ll see on this hike. It was a short little hike so left us with most of the day to relax and swim - for which, we had the whole lake to ourselves. No bugs to worry about, and only saw a few chipmunks and a couple of very upset, territorial squirrels. Turn left onto Road #6835 and continue to the trailhead. Great hike - Snow however became a problem and decided to bail between little heart lake and big heart lake. After you’ve topped out at 4935ft, you’ll drop back down to the edge of Big Heart Lake, at 4162 ft elevation. A small lake that is a popular destination for dayhikes, and for fishing. It was rocky but nothing you couldn't just step over. I hope this review makes this beautiful long day hike seem more accessible to less experienced hikers and remind them to give way and follow other rules of thumb https://bearfoottheory.com/trail-etiquette-hiking-rules/. There are several campsites here, along the banks of the lake, and further back into the woods. With backpacking gear on this was a tough push upwards, and even worse on my joints coming back down. The lake itself was beautiful, being near the top of the waterfall and looking across the valley was awesome. The trail to Big Heart Lake is strenuous but very clear and only 3 blowdowns. A small, circular lake that you really have to get off trail to see well, you can see it through the trees from where you’re at, but to take pictures, you’ll have to walk over to its banks. The next day we continued to Big Heart and got some great views of Delta Lake on the way. So.. lots of people. They seemed to be the worst at Big Heart Lake. The lake is so blue, with turquoise outskirts, and I hear is one of the deepest in our state! Hopefully next time! It's challenging, but not too bad. If you’re planning a trip to the Lake District, but confused with where to go for a memorable walk - we’ve pulled together our favourite walks for a range of occasions. It's a very peaceful area with awesome access to the lake itself. Despite its size there really aren't that many campsites, and throughout the day they filled quickly. Beautiful! The trail is good to Big Heart Lake, the saddle to Angeline Lake and Chetwoot Lake is a bit sketchy. Some really well built/maintained bridges to cross the river a couple times on the way up too. It was a bit like a public beach with campers staking out territory by the water. With the prospect of snow, we chose the boots and that turned out to be a decision we reminded ourselves several times was a good one. The ones that weren’t (about 6 miles in) were a little sketchy with consequence of a fall down a steep hillside, but we found we could walk a little below the trail on rocks to mitigate that. As we arrived at Copper lake we ran into another pair of hikers that had ventured beyond Copper Lake a bit, they said the snow got deeper as the trail went south beyond the lake, and didn't get higher than about 4300' of elevation scrambling around. It was closed for camping this trip, as they were using the lake as a water source for helicopter fire fighting. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. The ones that weren’t (about 6 miles in) were a little sketchy with consequence of a fall down a steep hillside, but we found we could walk a little below the trail on rocks to mitigate that. Angeline is a short distance away, however from what I understand it's a hard and exposed scramble over rock, so I don't recommend going into it when you're already drained. Not only is the lake itself a beauty you'll want to see for yourself, but the hike to Heart Lake rewards you with outstanding views of the one and only Mt. Trail is very clear, but quite a hump getting up to Copper Lake. As you climb towards a massive waterfall, you bounce between woods and clearings. Definitely looking forward to returning for a few days with backpacks to complete the trek! Really nice out and back featuring a few lakes and some really great overlook spots. Camping at Trout was so quiet and the ground so soft we couldn't even hear others walking by on the trail - side note, it was so quiet that you also couldn't hear someone walking up to the toilet, when you happened to be sitting on it, until you made awkward eye contact. Continue on #68 for approximately 6 miles. The issue was the bugs. If you have your head down, it's easy to pass this junction to Malachite Lake. Eventually, you break out into the open, and you can see a huge waterfall cascading down barren rock. By Saturday, we pushed inward toward Big Heart. Some of the rock cairns here can be misleading. It's challenging, but not too bad. All in all it was a great hike, and aside from the bugs and crowds, would still be my favorite. Bug netting currently is a must they get quite thick in areas. It was gorgeous. Bugs weren't terrible, but did get pretty annoying at night. Its outlet creates a long sloping falls that helps to cool you on hot days. After you’ve topped out at 4935ft, you’ll drop back down to the edge of Big Heart Lake, at 4162 ft elevation. A gorgeous trip. Once you reach this point, the hard part is behind you. To this point, the trail looks more like a streambed than a trail. We headed back toward Little Heart and found some great campsites there. Ha! Mosquitoes were definitely out so pack deet and maybe a head net. Our programmes are designed to offer meaningful support for adults and young people who are most vulnerable. Directions from Skykomish: Drive 0.5 mile east on U.S. Hwy. A small subalpine lake, on the way to Big Heart Lake. The initial hike to Trout (about 1.7 miles) is fairly easy, and then it gets challenging all the way to Copper. Along the way, you'll pass Trout Lake, Copper Lake, Little Heart Lake, and then Big Heart. Just as I was about to leave the lake, I met a hiker coming back from Big Heart. 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