8.15.16 Hike of the Week: Twin Sisters Lakes

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 make for a great basecamp for further explorations. Wildflowers and elk are abundant—unfortunately, so are mosquitoes. So pack your bug dope or plan your visit in autumn.

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