Peterson Lake Trail



Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 4 miles

Elevation Gain: 500-1500ft

Type: Out-and-Back

This makes for a good half-day to overnight hike that leads to a small lake with a fee cabin. Peterson Lake isn't a classic beauty of an alpine lake, but its lower elevation (only about 750 feet above sea level) means a longer hiking season, and it is a peaceful spot to relax and row around a pretty lake edged by a garden of floating pond lilies. The cabin has a nice view, and there are a few Dolly Varden in the lake if you want to try your hand at fishing while you're out in the cabin's boat. The rain forest that the trail passes through on the way to the lake is full of the usual suspects, including Sitka spruce, ferns, devil's club, skunk cabbage, and blueberry bushes.

Features: Kid Friendly

Getting There

Latitude: 58.4864
Longitude: -134.7774
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