Hidden Lake (Allen Lake)

As its name implies, Hidden Lake is "hidden" on the north side of Nason Ridge just southwest of Lake Wenatchee. It is an extremely easy 1/2 mile hike up a formal trail to the lake. It is highly recommended as a good place to take children. It can be quite popular for day hikers but the lake is about 10 acres in size so you should be able to find some solitude. There are both Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Eastern Brook Trout in this lake which average about 9 inches in length.

Getting here:

Drive the Stevens Pass Highway (Highway 2) to Coles Corner and turn north onto Highway 207 towards Lake Wenatchee. 4 miles from the junction, turn left into the Lake Wenatchee State Park. In a short distance (just before the park boundary) turn left and take the road 5 miles to Glacier View Campground and the trailhead at 1920 feet. The formal trail is well worn and switchbacks up to the lake.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 8.10 ac.
Elevation: 2271 ft.
TRS: T27R16E SEC23
Center: 47.82036, -120.814404
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Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year


The Kokanee fishery typically lasts from April-October before the adults leave the lake to spawn in tributaries starting in late-October and early-November. Fishing is best in the spring before they move into deeper water to avoid warming water temperatures, but they can be targeted throughout the summer in deeper offshore areas near the thermocline. There may be a slight uptick in some waters in the fall as adults return to shallower water and move near shore towards spawning tributaries.
Chart of fishing prospects throughout the calendar year