Hike & Kayak Waldo Lake

  • Eva Ramsey

Imagine floating on water so clear it looks like you are flying! Waldo Lake, sitting at 5,000 feet in the Waldo Lake Wilderness in the Cascade Mountains, is rated the 2nd clearest lake in the world. Sea kayak this huge lake, camp along it’s shores, munch on huckleberries, and gaze at the snow-covered volcanoes in the distance. This trip includes a number of great hikes to surrounding mountains and waterfalls, so bring your hiking boots! You’ll camp beside the lake, and carry everything you need in your kayaks. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

Trip Specifics

Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022

Cost: $975. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify. Vegan and non-medical specialty diets have an additional $30 charge. Vegetarian diets and food allergies do not have an additional fee.

Rigor: Moderate - High

Equipment & Packing List

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, June 29th.

Waiver Equipment Request Travel Plans


*Vaccination & Booster against Covid-19 are required for participation*

Upload your Vax card to the LC Patient portal by Wednesday, June 29th.

Trip Pictures

Check out pictures from other times we’ve gone here!

And this awesome student-made video from 2018!