Views from Anderson Butte were thrilling . Baker-Snoqualmie Nat'l Forest › Points of Interest › Trail. Anderson-Watson Lakes Trail. Beautiful views of the lakes and Mt Baker will accompany our hike.… Watson Lake, North Cascades, Mt Baker Area, WA . Images from an Oct 9, 2010 day hike to Anderson and Watson Lakes in the Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness located south east of Mount Baker in northwest Washington State.… 5mi Aug 22, 2017 Jim Tsolomitis. Baker, Shuckson, and where we were the day before; Johannesburg Mtn, & Sahale Arm. At 1.0 mile there is a junction in the trail. We’ll be hiking approximately 8 miles with an 1100’ elevation gain. Anderson-Watson Lakes trail is a 1,924 m green singletrack trail located near Glacier Washington. J Riefkhol / alltrails.com. This trail is located east of Baker Lake, off Hwy 20/Baker Lake Road and crosses into the Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness. We’ll be hiking approximately 8 miles with an 1100’ elevation gain. Todd Todd Mason. This trail is located east of Baker Lake, off Hwy 20/Baker Lake Road and crosses into the Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness. They lay in the Noisy Diobsud Wilderness area. Directions To Anderson-Watson Lakes Trailhead: From I-5 take exit 230 at Burlington and head east on Route 20 (the North Cascades Highway). . Lots of great spots to camp. . Lots of fall color and a ton of blueberries this time of year. Keep to the right at this junction to continue to Anderson and Watson Lakes. Between Mileposts 82 and 83, turn left on Baker Lake Road, heading north. Anderson Butte and Watson Lakes - 7/25/10. Thanks for watching! This is a wonderful hike to high alpine lakes for the entire family. Continue on the main trail for 1.0 mile to a second trail junction at 4700 feet. Located in the North Cascades, Mount Baker area, roughly 2.5 hrs' drive from Seattle, the Anderson and Watson Lakes are a real treat to experience. Parks › Washington › Mt. July 14, 2018 - Saturday - Anderson & Watson Lakes with Anderson Butte Hike: Lets spend the day at Anderson and Watson Lakes, along with a side trip to the Anderson Butte! On to a vista of Watson Lakes where it rained and then stopped. . Anderson-Watson Lakes October 21, 2013 Anderson Watson Lakes Baker Dam Baker Lake Cascades hiking Mount Baker Mount Shuksan Leave a comment Post navigation. 10 likes. This trail features plenty of variety, with destinations spaced perfectly for families or first-time backpackers. . Kids Hikes in the Northern Cascades. Watson Lakes Backpacking by Ted. ADA Hikes in the Northern Cascades Proceed 2 miles (crossing the single lane Baker Dam) and follow the road left on Forest Road … After 1 mile of hiking you'll encounter a junction, keep right to continue on to the lakes (the left fork takes you to the Anderson Butte Trail). When you reach the junction with Anderson Butte, veer to the right to go to Anderson and Watson Lakes. View Todd's Recording. We headed to the Anderson and Watson Lakes in the mountains east of Baker Lake. Where: REI, 400 36th St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA (map) Lets spend the day at Anderson and Watson Lakes, along with a side trip to the Anderson Butte! I believe he was impressed. Maps, directions, and reviews. You'll see Anderson Lake first, which you'll reach by a brief but steep descent. The trail to the lakes and back is only 6 miles long with 1100 ft of elevation gain, which makes it suitable for most hikers and backpackers. Head downhill for an up-close-and-personal look. Now that we were on the way, I informed them that if we forgot … This past weekend (July 22-23) was the second annual backpacking trip with Elizabeth and Lucas! It’s a hike that both you and your pups will enjoy! Hiking Great! This hike can be a day hike or an overnight or even a multiday if you wish. We took Jesse my son along on this one. Anderson & Watson Lakes 10-9-10 Finally made a first visit to the popular Anderson and Watson Lakes trail. Hike at Watson and Anderson Lakes near Concrete, Washington. The third day . Finally made a first visit to the popular Anderson and Watson Lakes trail. It is one of the few lowland lakes in western Washington that yields a lake-reared Rainbow Trout fishery from fry plants as opposed to catchable sized plants. Beautiful hemlock forest, meadows dotted with wildflowers, gleaming lakes, mountain views, juicy berries and excellent camping are all available. Lots of fall color and a ton of blueberries this time of year. The walk back up the trail can be strenuous for some. Anderson/Watson Lakes - Mount Baker National Forest, Concrete, Washington. Jun 20, 2014 - This trail features plenty of variety, with destinations spaced perfectly for families or first-time backpackers. Trail: For the most part, the trail is in pretty good condition. This forum is used to share your experiences out on the trails. After 1 more mile you'll encounter a second junction. Located south of Port Townsend this 70 acre lake is encompassed by Anderson Island State Park. September 13, 2020. Hiking. But if your doing a day hike of Anderson/Watson, I’d say to skip Anderson Lake. Anderson Butte and Watson Lakes - 7/25/10. Anderson and Watson lakes are in the North Cascades on the east side of Baker Lake. Photos. View Todd's Recording. G Berry . This hike primary trail can be used both directions. We had a great time. The trail to Anderson and Watson Lakes is a superb Labor Day Weekend overnight backpack or family dayhike to high alpine lakes. It was Jesse’s first hike into the back-country. To the left at the second junction climb one mile over a saddle to the two Watson Lakes (el. The first of Watson Lakes that you approach is nice continue along to the 2nd for better views. For the first mile, the trail winds gently through timber and into lush, open meadows. Continue for 13.8 miles and turn right on Baker Lake Dam Road (Forest Road 1106). The Anderson and Watson Lakes Trail gives you the perfect balance of everything: old-growth forest trail, meadows, wild flowers, lakes, mountain views, elevation gain, everything. GORGEOUS! Hiking. Amazing initial view of the two Watson Lakes, only bettered by being lakeside and swimming in Watson 2. 5 posts • Page 1 of 1. justpeachy Posts: 2911 Joined: May 29th, 2008, 7:03 am Location: Portland, OR. For the first … Just after we enjoyed the views clouds crept in to cover everything. Wait until later in the hiking season though, as this area is known for its bugs. Will do this hike again & … Kids Hikes, ADA Hikes and Take a Drive Stops. Anderson and Watson Lakes Hike Info. Carry overs from each spring fishery survive to their second season and provide opportunity to catch fish 2 to 3 pounds as well. Anderson & Watson Lakes with Anderson Butte Hike When: Saturday, Jul 14, 2018. Anderson Lake is popular for fishing, and on a sunny day, you'll see just how clear the water is. Anderson & Watson Lakes 10-9-10. Todd Todd Mason. Definitely do the Butte, and then head straight on down to Watson Lakes. Beautiful views of the lakes and Mt Baker will accompany our hike. The spur that branches to the left is the Anderson Butte Trail (#611.1), site of a former Forest Service fire lookout. July 28, 2017. The hike to Anderson and Watson Lakes is a short, enjoyable hike for the whole family. Sports & Recreation Mr. and Mrs. Smith Go To Washington. Beautiful hemlock forest, meadows dotted with wildflowers, gleaming lakes, mountain views, juicy berries and excellent camping are all available. We were out of the house around 8:30 am and made a quick stop for Gatorade, snacks, and bug dope. 391 Trip Reports for this trail, below Hike by WTA Correspondents: Mike Scavezze. 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