This forested lake is not the most spectacular hike in the area but it’s a fun jaunt for family picnics. Part of the hike goes under power lines which make an eerie noise like sizzling bacon. The trail is steep and hot so bring water and be sure to have a healthy supply of treats to get your kids to the top. From the Stevens Pass Nordic Center find the Lanham Lake Trail at the main parking area. The trail is easy to follow and well defined. Legend has it that this lake was named after a prospector with the last name of Lanham. In the early 1900’s there was a trail leading up to a prospect hole along Lanham Creek. It’s suspected that Lanham never got very rich from this claim as the creek was never a very productive mineral source.
Directions to Trailhead
From Leavenworth, start your odometer after you pass the gas station on the corner of Icicle Road and Highway 2 West. Drive 29 miles and go left following signs to the Stevens Pass Nordic center. From Stevens Pass go 5.9 miles and go right into the Stevens Pass Nordic Center.