Tuck and Robin Lakes - Deception Pass Loop (Fri-Sun)

TUCK AND ROBIN LAKES - DECEPTION PASS LOOP

Plan:

Friday night: Hike 2miles and camp at Hyas Lake, campfire is allowed.
Saturday morning: Hike 4.4miles (1900ft elevation gain) and camp at Tuck.
Saturday afternoon: Dayhike to Robin Lake 1.7miles (1900ft EL gain)
Sunday morning: Hike back 2miles to trail 1376 (-)1100ft EL and 0.6miles (300ft EL gain) to Deception pass. And 5.2miles (1400ft EL gain) to Deception Pass. Side trip to Peggys Pond 2miles RT. Hike 4.5miles (-)2200 ft EL to TH

Follow Deception Pass Trail 1376 for 4.7 miles to the junction with Tuck and Robin Lakes Trail[masked] From the junction Robin Lakes Trail heads east. It passes a campsite, crosses a small creek and starts its steep climb up the rocky slope. The trail is very eroded. After one mile of very steep climbing the trail gets a little easier as it continues in short switchbacks for about 0.4 mile to the ridge overlooking Tuck Lake. A good view of the Cathedral Rock and Daniel Mountain open from here. A short 0.1 mile descend brings you to Tuck Lake. The lake is very pretty with a small rocky island and steep granite shores. Access to the water is quite limited. There are several small campsites on the west shore along the trail. To follow the trail, stay on the east side of the ridge (shore side). The path goes over granite boulders and in 0.1 mile reaches the creek. Cross the creek over the logs between Tuck Lake and Tucks Pot. From here the path starts a steep climb. The trail is marked with stone cairns. Even if you didn't see cairns, simply follow the ridge over the lake, heading southeast. Soon you'll be able to see the trail. In about 0.7 mile the trail evens up a little, turns east (left). It makes a short steep descend, providing good view of Tuck Lake , and starts ascending up the gully. In about 0.1 mile it evens up for a short time.

Look for a granite cirque, don't go straight, but turn left and climb up the middle of the cirque following the cairns. In 0.5 mile the trail reaches a ridge overlooking Robin Lakes. A short, 0.1 mile descend leads to Lower Robin Lake . There are several campsites along the north shore. This beautiful area is well worth your effort - crystal clear waters surrounded by the granite shores. From the lower lake a short trail leads to the Upper Robin Lake , that is about twice as bigger in its size. There are several campsites on the northwest shore. Granite Mountain raises high above the southeast side. Campfires are prohibited within 0.25 mile of Tuck Lake and above 5000 feet. Please remember to camp away from the lake shores.

This trip is not for beginners.

Driving Directions: From I-5 take Highway I-90 East. Take Exit 80 to Roslyn, Salmon La Sac.On the ramp turn left at the Stop sign and follow the road for 2.8 miles to T-junction. Turn left onto Highway 903 North. Continue on through Roslyn to Y-junction in 16.7 miles and turn right onto Fish Lake Road 4330. In about 1.5 mile the road passes a right turn to Davis Peak Trail 1324. Continue straight on 4330 for 7.6 miles to Scatter Creek. There is no bridge here and, when the water is high, crossing could present a challenge to the cars with low clearance. Pass the creek there is North Scatter Creek Trail 1328 trailhead, toilet is available here. In 2 miles the road passes Paddy Go Easy Pass Trail[masked], in another mile there is Cathedral Pass Trail 1345 trailhead, and in 0.1 mile the road reaches Deception Pass Trail trailhead.

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