Spada Lake

4.6/5 (26 reviews)
Gold Bar, Washington (Snohomish County)
Last Updated: 01/23/2019
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Trail Information

Highlights

Criss-Cross over Olney Creek as you climb up to Sultan Basin and Spada Lake Reservior, where you'll be surrounded by the Bald and Blue Mountains in this peaceful and windy wooded forest trail. Enjoy the stumps and quiet scenery of Spada Lake or make a day of it and hike to Grieder and Boulder Lakes which begin at the South Shore Recreational Site.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Travel on maintained forest service roads with occasional potholes. Take Sultan Basin Road to NF-6129 and stop at the Recreational Sites or day hike.

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (26 reviews)
Dean
400
Status: Open
Visited: 09/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Very easy "trail", the forrest road is well kept up.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy peasy. Well maintained forest road.
Trail Review: Spada Lake - Haotian Wu
Trail Review: Spada Lake - Haotian Wu
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B
100
Status: Partially Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Headed down this trail last weekend just to get out with the wife and pups. Pleasant drive from WP1 to WP7 (Olney Pass) where we found the route east closed due to snow with no evidence of plowing. I assume this is a typical seasonal closure for this area. Turned left and parked down at Culmback dam, walked around, and enjoyed small a picnic. A bit bummed to not make it further down the route but was a pleasant trip none the less with nice views and low traffic. Nice place to take a walk or explore a bit with kids. The dam has some cool features to check out. Roads were wet with minimal snow down lower building to a couple feet on the sides up at the Olney Pass pull out. Easy driving as the road is well maintained enabling a couple of civics and a Porsche to make it to the dam while we were there.
Status: Open
Visited: 01/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Super easy road, little packed snow this time of year, but saw 2 wheel drive cars making it. Road was closed by fence near the lake/damn. No roads open past the lake. Was a let down. about two feet of packed snow still on sides of road, but road clear.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/27/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Easy cruising trail... in PNW clouds and rains. No snow (yet). Great way to spend the morning. The trail is well maintained and most any vehicle could travel it without much concern.
Trail Review: Spada Lake - Kentifer Reid
Trail Review: Spada Lake - Kentifer Reid

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