Upon arrival at the busy Dingford Creek trail head one might be turned off at the sight of all of the cars. Not to worry there is plenty of room to roam in the hills above and solitude awaits those who make the effort to reach Myrtle Lake.
Within a mile of leaving the vehicles behind you'll find one of the best stands of old growth timber left in the Middle Fork valley, a truly magical stand of trees. The junction to Hester Lake is reached at 3.5 miles continue onward another 2.5 miles to reach Myrtle. The lake provides good fishing for Rainbow Trout and Coastal Cutthroat trout. There are campsites available.
From Seattle drive I-90 east to exit 34. Go left and follow 1 mile past the truck stop to the Middle Fork Rd. Go right. From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Forest Road 56). Continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 12.5 miles to the bridge over the Taylor River and the junction with Taylor River Road. Stay to the right around a hairpin turn onto 5620 and follow for 5 mile to the trail head.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 14.40 ac.
Elevation: 3781 ft.
TRS: T24R11E SEC22
Center: 47.549148, -121.38338
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Fish stocking info
|Stock Date||Species||Number Released||Number of Fish Per Pound||Facility|
|Aug 14, 2021||Cutthroat||200||255||TOKUL CR HATCHERY|
|Sep 4, 2006||Rainbow||200||348||TOKUL CR HATCHERY|
|Aug 17, 1996||Rainbow||360||379||TOKUL CR HATCHERY|