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Lanham Lake

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East
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3.2 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1140 ft.
Highest Point: 4140 ft.


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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

The trailhead for Lanham Lake is directly across from the red door of the Nordic Center. The trailhead kiosk is tucked into the woods a little ways back from the road. Walk just past the creek up the road to find it.

The trail up to the little lake is quite steep, and may be brushy, though nothing impassable. On the way up, you'll cross under some powerlines. Here, turn right and continue down the road until you get near the base of the powerline trail.

While steep, most of the trail is shaded, making its way through cool forest. After the powerlines, enter a stand of old-growth forest just before reaching the lake, which affords visitors views of the dramatic flank of Jim Hill Mountain, popular among climbers and scramblers.


Lanham Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.7716, -121.0136 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

Lanham Lake (#1589)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

Getting There

The trail begins at the Lanham Lake Trailhead, found on Mill Creek Road 6960 at the Stevens Pass Nordic Center.

Drive Highway 2 to Stevens Pass. If coming from the west, continue east for seven miles to the Nordic Center Parking lot on the right.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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