|Area: Chinook Pass
||Hike Type: Kid & Dog-Friendly||Pass: none|
|Distance: 7 mi RT||Duration: 4 hours||Difficulty Level: moderate|
|Snow-Free: July-Oct||High Point: 5,190 feet||Elevation Gain: 930 feet|
Features: kid-friendly, dog-friendly, wildflowers, backpacking, backcountry lakes
The hardest part about this hike is the drive. It’s a bumpy dusty road to this popular family and dog-friendly hike. The hike, however, more than makes up for any driving inconvenience. This fairly easy hike to two beautiful lakes in the heart of the William O Douglas Wilderness is perfect for adventurers young and old alike. Set on a pumiced plateau pockmarked with hundreds of small lakes and adorned with ancient cinder cone volcanoes, the Twin Lakes also makes for a great base camp for further explorations. Wildflowers and elk are abundant—unfortunately, so are mosquitoes. So pack your bug dope or plan your visit in autumn.