On this trail you will find cascading waterfalls and enormous old-growth trees. The destination is a beautiful lake surrounded with steep walls of granite.
Meet at 8am at the the Houghton Park & Ride in Kirkland to carpool to the trailhead. This is at the NE 70th Place I405 offramp. When you get off the freeway make your way to 70th Place NE and turn into the park and ride (There's also an entrance from NE 116th Ave NE which is close enough to see and walk over to the other half of the P&R)
Distance: 5.5 miles rt.
Elevation gain: 1400ft.
You can find more information here: Lake 22 (http://www.attrition.ws/index~page~hikeoverview~HikeInstanceID~30.cfm)
Plan on stopping for ice cream in Granite Falls on the way back.
It is about 50 miles each way and a 1.5 hour drive from the park and ride to the trail head. Directions (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=7024+116th+Ave+NE,+Kirkland,+WA+98033&daddr=WA-9+to:48.077964,-121.745639&hl=en&geocode=%3BFROO2gIdmMC4-A%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=2&sz=15&via=1&sll=48.081548,-121.757655&sspn=0.025402,0.047164&ie=UTF8&ll=47.903915,-121.948242&spn=0.815679,1.509247&z=10)
Bring some cash to cover the carpool fee. 10 - 15 cents per mile is suggested for riders.
Note: A Forrest Service Pass is required for parking at the trail head.