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Cora Lake Back Country

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National Forest

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

This trail is open to hiker, motorcycle, horse and bicycle use. No motorized use from March 1 to June 30.

This begins on Forest Road 8420 and climbs steeply to Big Creek and Cora Falls before reaching Cora Lake. Skirting the lake, it passes a junction with Teeley Creek Trail #251, enters a dense…

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    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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3 Reviews of Cora Lake Back Country

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Robert M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Accessible and quiet

Walked up for a night. Youngest was 11. Told the kids it was a 2 hour walk. Did it in under an hour. Camped on the right hand shore as it basked in the morning sun. Snow patches at end of May, but enough soggy ground to camp on. Bring a tarp or plastic sheeting for under the tent.

  • Cora (snow) lake
SiteWest Shore
Month of VisitJune
Ethan H.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2020

cozy lakeside camp

secluded lakeside camping underneath high rock. 3 mile hike to the lake, 6 round trip. Tons and tons of frogs and tadpoles which meant no bugs! beautiful area

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Dawnielle C.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2017

Ranger Review: COLDPRUF Women's premium performance crew and Women's premium performance pant at Cora Lake.

Campground Review:

There are a ton of amazing places to camp around Mt. Rainier and Cora Lake did not disappoint. Though it was raining on the day that we headed up we were mostly covered by a shelter of trees on the short hike in. Once you get to the lake you can walk around until you find a…

  • Right in front of my hammock
  • Cora Lake
  • Admiring the view staying warm in my Coldpruf
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Month of VisitNovember


Cora Lake Back Country is located in Washington


From Packwood, WA. Follow Forest Road 52 (Skate Creek) north for 18.2 miles and turn left on Forest Road 84. Follow Forest Road 84 for 4.2 miles and turn right on Forest Road 8420. Follow Forest Road 8420 for 1.6 miles and arrive at the trail on your left.


46.6904620776456 N
121.89154565078049 W

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