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Twin Lakes and Mount Pickett

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands
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Length

7.6 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 915 ft.
Highest Point: 1749 ft.

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This loop hike is about the journey through beautiful vegetation including some old forests — with the added bonus of two sweet, small lakes.

The trail begins on the west side of Mountain Lake and heads north. At a trail junction at the north end of Mountain Lake, keep left to head up to the Twin Lakes. At the three-way junction, continue straight to loop around the small lakes. (A map is definitely helpful here. A state park map is available online.)

After you’ve finished exploring the lakes, continue on the Mount Pickett Trail which eventually climbs up to the top of Mount Pickett (no views, but lovely forest). From here, you’ll head back toward Mountain Lake (use the map to keep you straight at the trail junctions). Eventually you’ll round the bottom of the lake before heading north again to end where you started.

 

Twin Lakes and Mount Pickett

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6550, -122.8188 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

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Getting There

From the Orcas Island ferry terminal, head north on Orcas Road. After just over 8 miles, turn right on Main Street, which becomes Crescent Beach Drive. At a four-way intersection, turn right onto Olga Road. Follow this road and, after passing by the park entrance, veer left onto Mount Constitution Road. At the next Y in the road, keep right and drive to the trailhead. 

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Twin Lakes and Mount Pickett

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