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Bead Lake

Eastern Washington


Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range
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11.4 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 400 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

Summer and winter visitors alike will love this shady hike along the lakeshore trail. Gentle grades take hikers above the lake and through cedar groves, but also drop close to shoreline to provide opportunities for a summer dip.

At the 3.5-mile mark, don't forget to look uphill to spot a massive old growth white pine. At the intersection with Lodge Creek Camp at 4.6 miles, take the left branch spur-trail 127.1 to reach the dead-end of the trail after another 1.1 miles. Campsites along the way invite visitors to spend the night, but this hike also makes a fantastic day trip or trail run.


Bead Lake

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Co-ordinates: 48.2897, -117.1075 Open map in new window


Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

Bead Lake (#127)

Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District

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Getting There

From Spokane, take highway 2 north through Newport, Washington. Cross briefly into Idaho before turning left on Le Clerc Creek Road to reenter Washington after 1.5 miles. Travel just under 3 miles and turn right onto Bead Lake Road, then continue 6 miles before turning right again on to Bead Lake Ridge Road. The trailhead is at the end of the road.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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