... Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness is a large wilderness area in the North Cascades mountain range, located in northern Washington state, the Northwestern United States. It's best to make this trail from June to September. “Jade Lake is so called because of its turquoise waters, colored by glacial silt,” says Matthew Leib on Backpacker Magazine. This trail is about 26 miles and is usually done as an over night backpacking trip. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Jade Lakes is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dubois, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Camp at Marmot or Jade. Jade Lake is a beautiful treasure of a lake located in the Snoqualmie region of Washington. This hike will take backpackers past some beautiful lakes as well as provide excellent views of the nearby moutains. Around Marmot Lake it gets a … This was a great hike and we would certainly recommend it to anyone with a day to burn hiking near Revelstoke. Note that based on group desire and camp availability we could camp at Tuck and/or Marmot Lake to reduce the distance and gain we would need to carry full packs. Jade Lake Hike Info. Day 2: Hike up to Marmot, Jade and Clarice lakes. Jade Lake is one of several lakes tucked away in Necklace Valley. A hike from Marmot Lake to Jade Lake is another 1 hour and 30 minutes. It would be 11 miles to Jade Lake. Day 3: Hike out. It features a few scenic cliffs and waterfalls. It is also suitable for swimming. Day three: Either pack up and hike out or go up through Dip Top Gap to Peasoup Lake and the north side of Mt. Daniel and work your way past Cathedral Rock and Peggy's Pond out to the trailhead. We finally began the climb to Marmot Lake. (9.5 mi, 1,600 ft gain). When you choose to backpack to Jade Lake, expect the view to be hard earned. Starting from this entrance will make the hike around 16.2 miles to Marmot Lake, plus another 1.3 to reach Jade Lake. We also think that a backpack for a couple of nights at Upper Jade Lake would be a worthy trip as well, as there were many scrambling opportunities in the area, particularly at the top of Jade Pass and by Upper Jade Lake. (7.4 mi, 3,000 ft gain) Possible side trip scramble to Dip Top Gap. The road out is rough, the lake is small, and water is frigid — which is precisely why you should hike there. There are three possible access points. The hike all the way back to the car was pretty uneventful, I stopped for a quick break at the junction with the PCT. I definitely lasted slightly longer than my swim in Jade Lake but not by much. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from June until September. I was tired by the time I got back at 5 as it had been about a 16-mile day. Needless to say, this is a multi-day hike, and if you want to get to your camping spot at a reasonable hour, start early in the morning. We arrived looking over Marmot Lake, a beautiful lake all in of itself, but we had other plans in mind. Jade Lake is an incredible place to camp for the night, with lots of little trails and places to explore for the remainder of the day. Glaciers feed Jade Lake, and it's possible to take a dip if you are not afraid of cold water. The nice trail up until this point, is now not so nice. The shortest hike, about 21 miles RT, would be from Tucquala Meadows trailhead accessed from I-90; however you have to keep in mind that you will be driving 13 miles on a very rough dirt road to get there. Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness are protected within the Wenatchee National Forest or Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.A list of notable lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is shown, below. 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