From Evergreen Trail Guide
This is a short (6.5 miles to the upper lake) but challenging, strenuous, technical ride to a beautiful lake at 7,100 feet elevation.
How to find it
From Twisp, follow the signs to Carlton(Rt 153). 3 miles south of Carlton turn right onto Gold Creek Loop Road. After 1 mile, turn right onto Gold Creek Road heading toward the Foggy Dew Campground. After about 4 miles you will go straight past a left turn over a bridge to the Foggy Dew Campground. Now on a dirt road, climb steadily to the well marked parking area for Eagle Creek Trail (about 4 more miles).
Typical east side conditions. Expect a dusty trail if it hasn’t rained in a while. Much of this trail is quite rocky. Easier riding as you get closer to the lakes.
Trail is W-A-Y too dusty(no rain in quite a while). Had to push lots of places where, if it was packed down, would have been easy riding. Road to the parking lot was in good shape.Jackd49 10:15, 12 August 2009 (PDT)
From the parking lot the trail(431) quickly climbs climbs climbs. Stay on the main trail past the hiker only Crater Lake trail. At 2.2 miles you will reach a major fork, stay right. The left fork goes to Martin and Cooney Lakes(trail 429). As you climb the views open up and the trail becomes more and more rocky. Parts of the trail have been blasted out and you are running over granite slabs. In about 6 miles reach Middle Eagle Lake. Climb up another ½ mile and reach Upper Eagle Lake – 7,100 feet. A great place for a swim. If you haven’t had enough, Horsehead Pass is another mile of steep climbing from the lake. Retrace your route down.
Local Points of Interest
Foggy Dew Campground is a nice place to stop and get cleaned up. (Creek nearby)
Multi use area -- expect to see dirtbikes and horses and hikers.
This is for information about the trail's history with respect to mountain biking, the land owner, etc.