Cutthroat Lake, North Cascades National Park

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Great 3.8 mile hike round trip. We hiked through relatively flat trail, a few temporary creeks (until snow melts) and easy grade up. It was one of the few trails open in June, due to snow packs...  more »
  • Easy, well maintained trail with beautiful sights along the way. Streams were running high but passable to the lake. Be sure to take mosquito repellant with you because they were quite heavy by the....  more »
  • Beautiful hike to the lake via Cutthroat trail. The trail is easy, not too steep and very clearly marked. The terrain is a little uneven but as long as you have good shoes it shouldn’t be a problem. The lake is so beautiful it is well worth the 2 miles up and back. The water is crystal clear and it is completely unpopulated, no campgrounds or homes...just you and nature!
  • The lake lies below Cutthroat Pass and is surrounded by high peaks. The hike up to the lake is easy making it perfect for an afternoon dip on a hot summer day. Or stop by the lake on the way up to Cutthroat Pass. Even though it got smokey this year, it diminished the lake's beauty little.
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