Scenic Lake Valhalla sits north of Stevens Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail. A moderate 5.5 mile journey on the well beaten path of the crest trail #2000 will lead you to the north shore of the lake. A large beach makes for a great afternoon destination of fishing and swimming. There are pleanty of angling opportunities from shore with lots of room to back cast for the fly fisherman. A healthy poplulation of Westslop Cutthroat Trout will keep every angler busy. Enjoy the view of Lichtenburg Mt. while having lunch and fishing the afternoon away.

Getting here:

Drive US 2 east from Everett to Stevens Pass ski area. Park on the north side of the road at the north east end of the parking area for the Pacific Crest Trail head. Restroom available.

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Chelan
Acreage: 24.00 ac.
Elevation: 4834 ft.
TRS: T27R13E SEC35
Center: 47.78976, -121.10084
Open in Google Maps

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


Photo by WDFW