Distance: 7 miles (11km) round trip
Elevation Gain: 850 ft. (250m)
Icy Lake and Upper Reid Falls are a nice detour from the Lower Lake Trail. Icy Lake is much smaller than Lower Dewey and does not have a trail that loops around it. Upper Reid Falls offers a limited, but wonderful view of the valley as the trail ends at the top of the waterfall. At
Directions (As listed on nps.gov website) : At Lower Dewey Lake, turn left at the junction sign and follow the trail north. Cross several wooden footbridges, continuing north through spruce and hemlock forest, past the intersection with the trail to Upper Dewey Lake. Expect muddy places along the shore of Icy Lake, because the north end of the lake is filling with glacial silt. For the last 1/4 mile the trail parallels a pipe diverting water into Icy Lake from Reid Falls. At the falls, use extreme caution around the power company equipment shack and service catwalk. There is no safe way to descend from this point to Lower Reid Falls.