Milk Lake

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5/5 (7 reviews)
Cliffdell, Washington (Kittitas County)
Last Updated: 11/16/2023

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Milk Lake Trail is named for the small lake just southwest of the trailhead. But this trail is no milk run. Located in the Okanogan - Wenatchee National Forest, Milk Lake Trail provides access to the Manastash Trail system including Funny Rocks and Moon Rocks which is a favorite area for rock crawling. This trail offers many different kinds of wheeling ranging from a tight twisting trail dodging roots and stumps to a drive up a creek bed with 12-20 inch boulders. The variation trail surfaces make it perfect for a beginner driver to gain confidence and experience in themselves while exploring their vehicle's capabilities. While dealing with the changing technical conditions of the trail, don't forget to enjoy the scenery. Milk Lake Trail passes through a deep mature forest with beautiful stream crossings and ends with a long hill climb up to the top of the Manastash Ridge. Once there you will be rewarded with some fantastic views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams to the south. This trail has it all. Milk Lake Trail is a great warm-up and preparation for the more difficult trails that await you on the Manastash Ridge.
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