2017 Hiking Guide

ROUND TRIP: 2 Miles ELEVATION GAIN: 0 ft. HIKING SEASON: SP/SU/F NOTES: Bring a swimsuit for a dip in the lake after your hike (or quarters for the showers). If it gets breezy, look for windsurfers on the lake! Or try it yourself! DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Head west of Pateros on US 153 for 2 miles and look for Alta State Park Road of the south side of the road and follow signs to the park entrance. PARKING PASS: Discover Pass OVERVIEW Few state parks have had to endure calamities as devastating as the Carlton Complex fires that swept through the Alta Lake area in 2014. Yet this 174-acre gem has rebounded with an indomitable spirit and is once again a popular destination for vacationing families as well as golfers, boaters and hikers all of whom come to absorb its friendly social ambiance and surrounding scenery. DESCRIPTION Repaired by a volunteer crew from the Washington Trails Association (WTA) in 2016, 2 miles of easy hiking on well established trails are found within the park boundaries or, for a more rigorous challenge, follow the moderate to steep trail that winds its way up Billy Goat Mountain on the western boundary of the park (785’ elevation gain). Informal trails allow for exploration and provide great views. 8 ALTA LAKE STATE PARK [ PATEROS, WASHINGTON ]