Nat'l Trails Day! Barclay Lake Trail

Skykomish Ranger District

8:30AM - 3:30PM
Sat, Jun 04, 2011

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Nat'l Trails Day Located off of Hwy 2, Barclay Lake Trail is one of the most popular non-wilderness hikes in this district. For the past several seasons WTA has been converting slippery dilapidated puncheon into turnpike structures. That project is complete, but the trail will still need maintenance to repair any damage from this past winter's storms and get it ready for the busy hiking season ahead.

The trail meanders along the course of Barclay Creek through mossy, shady forest all the way to Barclay Lake. Hiking is easy; elevation gain is minimal. Views of the north face of towering, seemingly overhanging Baring Mountain can be had from the lake. This is one of the most popular non-wilderness trails in the Skykomish district, and because of mud and brush it needs constant maintenance.

Driving directions:
From Seattle, drive north on I-5 to Everett and exit onto US Highway 2 (Stevens Pass). Follow US 2 some 6 miles east beyond the Index junction. Turn left at Baring onto Barclay Creek Road 6024 (also signed 635th Place NE). Cross over the railroad tracks and follow the road 4.3 miles (gravel) to the trailhead at the end of the road, elevation 2200 feet. (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 1.5 hours.) Also, if you wish to avoid I-5 and the Everett traffic and you are coming from the south, you can drive I-405 north from Bellevue and just before Woodinville turn onto Highway 522 to Monroe/Stevens Pass. At Monroe you join Highway 2 and continue according to the above instructions.

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GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head


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