This is a very scenic, lower elevation high lake that sits at the base of Mt. Pilchuck. Heather is one of the most popular hikes on the Mountain Loop Highway, but most people visiting the lake do not fish. You can walk around the entire lake via a boardwalk and/or trail. The lake can be fished from shore, but due to extensive shallows around the lake, it is best fished from flotation. Most fish are in 10 inch range, but there is always hope of catching something larger.
The Heather Lake trailhead is located on Forest Road 42 off the Mountain Loop Highway, east of Granite Falls. Round trip, the hike is about 4.6 miles with 1100â€™ elevation gain. The first half of the hike is in a dark second growth forest, but the second half is in a much more scenic old-growth forest.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 13.90 ac.
Elevation: 2399 ft.
TRS: T30R08E SEC21
Center: 48.068413, -121.782117
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Fish stocking info
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Aug 5, 2006||Rainbow||500||500||ARLINGTON HATCHERY|