Twin Lakes

Glacier, Washington (Whatcom County)

Last Updated: 06/05/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Highlight: Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes is a campground and hiking trailhead located 7 miles deep and 1 mile high into the Mt. Baker-Snoqualamie National Forest. This hidden gem in the Cascades won't disappoint. Getting its namesake from the pair of lakes tucked away high in the Northern Cascades, the trail is surrounded by trees for most of the drive, with several small waterfalls scattered throughout. Twin Lakes has a few designated campsites spread around the lakes, though there are plenty of level spots dispersed spots to make camp as well. Once you set up camp, there are additional trails to continue hiking through the mountains.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead Keep Left (0 mi)
Just after the trailhead sign there is a fork in the road. Keep left.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Glacier, Washington

Head east on WA-542 E toward Vaughn Ave for 13.0 miles. Turn left onto NF-3065.

Camping

Dispersed
Improved
Designated

Trail Reviews (7)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Any recommendations on where to setup a rooftop tent near the lakes? Looks like some of the designated camp sites have large boulders in front so you really can’t drive up into the campsite and pop the rooftop tent.
–Ramnik Gulati (01/27/2020)
–Jasmine & Jon Hughes (02/26/2020)

Writer Information

Jasmine & Jon Hughes

Mapping Crew - Washington

Centered in the pinnacle of the Pacific NW and growing up cruising around the small town of Quilcene, Jasmine grew with a fascination and passion for outdoors and travel, many of those adventures fueled by the family's 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Years later, photography grew as a way to capture and share the adventures being had. After a road trip from Seattle to San Diego in a 1996 Jetta, a 4WD truck would be the next step in going further in photographing the wild places of the West. In December of 2016, a manual 1989 Toyota Pickup was purchased and those dreams would continue to flourish. Jon grew up in a small Wisconsin town. In 2004, his parents decided to purchase a new Jeep LJ. They picked the LJ because of the additional room, as it would be used for a road trip to Florida. After joining the navy, the family Jeep followed Jon down to Georgia and became his own. It took him to Virginia, and then Washington. It wasn't until Washington that things started to happen for Jon and his Jeep. Jasmine, now his wife, got him more interested in hiking, and ultimately overlanding. Over time, Jon and Jasmine realized that they wanted to use the Jeep to tackle harder trails, and spend weekends in ORV parks. It was through this decision that the mostly stock Jeep received a refreshing upgrade after 15 years of driving. Jon usually drives the Jeep when the trail is in question, and to allow Jasmine to document the trails. Currently, Jon has been in 26 states with the Jeep, via family trips and his time in the navy. Jon hopes to travel to every state with his Jeep, including Alaska and Hawaii.
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