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Hiked Aug 21, 2020

Type of Hike

Multi-night backpack

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road rough but passable


Bugs were not too bad


Snow free

My mini gal squad spent two nights at Robin Lakes via the Hyas/Deception Pass trailhead. There is a creek crossing that you have to navigate on your way to the trailhead, but the water was low enough that my Honda Civic was able to handle it with no problem. We started our trip on Friday afternoon, at which point there was still enough room at the lot that we didn’t have to park on the side of the road. 

The trail is essentially flat until the intersection to Tuck. As previous reports have mentioned, there isn’t a super clear path between Tuck and Robin; my advice here is to keep the larger of the two lakes as close to your left as possible, cross the log jam, then follow the cairns all the way up to Robin Lakes. There is a bit of scrambling here and there (perhaps moreso if you’re super short like me, clocking in at a formidable 5 feet), but nothing too wild. 

Once we got up to Robin Lakes, we set up camp at a lovely site overlooking the big lake. The next day, we took our time exploring the Granite Mountain Potholes and Trico and Granite Peaks. Highly recommend if you have the time. I didn’t think the bugs were that bad; I managed to only get a handful of bites, and I’m one of those people that mosquitoes usually can’t get enough of.  

The lakes got a bit crowded on Saturday, as was expected, but we didn’t feel cramped at all. There was a fair amount of room for folks to spread out. One thing I will note is that I spotted a lot of toilet paper/wipes strewn about, which was disappointing. Mask wearing rate here was also pretty low compared to most other trails I’ve been on this summer.