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…
- Walk-InPark in a lot, walk to your site.
- Hike-InBackcountry sites.
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.
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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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…
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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.