Arrow Lake

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Distance:
5.3 mi.
8.5 km

Altitude (max):
7879 ft.
2401.51 m

Altitude (min):
4936 ft.
1504.6 m

Elevation Gain:
4703 ft.
1433.33 m

Elevation Loss:
-1780 ft.
-542.666 m

This is a moderate hike to a lake with a magnificent view. The trail starts at and follows Eagle Creek through the canyon. At 3.4 miles, after crossing Copper Creek there is a trail junction. Go left at this junction. The sign indicates the trail is not maintained. The trail is a bit rocky but otherwise good. From here, the trail starts climbing rapidly which makes it the toughest stretch. The trail does level out as it goes through a meadow near Heart Lake, although the lake is not visible from the trail. Then, the climbing begins again up the ridge above Heart Lake, where it tops out on the saddle where Arrow Lake lies just under 8000' elevation.

Notes

  • Trail Start: Main Eagle Trailhead
  • Requires Northwest Forest Pass at parking

Pictures from Arrow Lake

^ View to the east at dawn, from the lake.
 
^ Heart Lake is visible below.
 
^ Exploring the ridge to the north of the lake.