7.7 miles
Distance
1,084 ft
Climb
-2,301 ft
Descent
2,889 ft
High Point

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  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Rockport, Washington
  • AKA
    East bank Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Horseback

The East Bank Trail entails very moderate elevation gains. Lowland forests and lakeside views makes this an excellent choice for family day hikes, an extended backpack or a stock trip. Its low elevation makes it a good early or late season hike. At mile 16 (26 km) the trail leaves Ross Lake to follow Lightning Creek into a remote mountain valley. Three miles (4.8 km) before the north end of the trail, a short side trip takes you to Hozomeen Lake, with views of craggy Hozomeen Peak reflected in its clear waters. Longer side trails that are accessed via the East Bank Trail include: Little Jack, Desolation Peak, and trails that lead into the Pasayten Wilderness to the east.

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More Stats for Lightning Creek Trail (East Lake Trail) hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,216 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,669 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,885 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,670 ft
  • Grade
    -3%
  • Grade max
    -56.4%
  • Grade min
    30.2%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,007 ft
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