Shoe Lake via Pacific Crest Trail
1 review Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest #143 hike out of 624 in
3 hrs 23 min
This is a moderate one way trail to Shoe Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
This trail goes by Ginnette Lake.
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The hike to Shoe Lake is on the PCT and is deeply rutted at the beginning especially the switchbacks. There is camping near by Ginnette Lake (mosquitoes in season). If you want to get off the PCT though I don’t know why you would, there is a trail that will take you by Hell Lake and on to Twin Peaks, elevation 5843. But continue on the PCT 3.4 miles and traverse a narrow rocky trail to Hogback Mt. Views are gorgeous. After a short climb descend the PCT until you reach a sign for Shoe Lake. Go left (rather than continuing on the PCT ) 1.6 miles to the lake. No camping permitted at the lake. The green trail map will show a loop around the lake but it takes you away from the lake and result in a somewhat steep climb back to the PCT. The old loop around the lake has been re-vegetated so return the way you came. You will share the trail with day, section and through hikers along with the occasional horse/mule packers.★ ★ ★ ★