Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: The trail is closed to motorized vehicles and bicycles.
Dogs must be on a leash.
Llamas and goats only; contact Ranger Station for current conditions.
Passes: A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the trailhead.
I-90 to exit #47. Turn north from the exit ramp and take a left at the "T" in the road. Drive 0.25 mile until the end of the road where the trailhead is located. The trail leaves from the northwest side of the lot.
The Pratt Lake Trail accesses a number of areas and offers an almost unlimited amount of possibilities for hiking, fishing, and scrambling.
At 3.0 miles hikers approach Talapus and Olallie Lakes. Both of these areas are heavily overused and are very popular day hike destinations.
At milepost four the trail splits — the Mount Defiance Trail #1009 continues straight along the ridge above Talapus Lake, whereas the Pratt Lake trail turns to the right, dropping into the Pratt Lake basin. the trail ends at the outlet of Pratt Lake and the Melakwa Trail #1011 begins at this point.