This is a great day hike or a place to spend the night out underneath the stars with plenty of fishing opportunities and a pleasant walk through some of the finest old growth timber in the Skykomish River watershed. The Hike to Surprise Lake and Glacier Lake starts on trail #1060 just east of the old railroad settlement of Scenic at 2200 feet in elevation. The trail quickly looses the old road it starts on and follows Surprise Creek for nearly 5 miles until it reaches Surprise lake at 4509 feet.
Just 300 vertical feet and .5 miles - via trail - above beautiful Surprise Lake one will find an equally special fishing opportunity at Glacier Lake. Surrounded by large granite boulders the outstanding fishing for Eastern Brook Trout it is worth the extra bit of work. There are numerous campsites available around this large lake and plenty of room for on-shore anglers to get their lines wet.
Trail #1060 - Drive US 2 10 miles east of Skykomish, turning right just past the old railroad community of Scenic. Cross the railroad tracks and turn right, following a narrow and bumpy dirt road 0.3 mile to the trailhead.
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Acreage: 50.20 ac.
Elevation: 4810 ft.
TRS: T25R13E SEC16
Center: 47.657111, -121.144188
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