From North Bend, Washington head east on I-90 to exit #47. Turn north from the off-ramp and turn left at the "T" in the road. Continue straight ahead and park in the Pratt Lake trail parking area. Hike the Pratt Lake Trail #1007 for one mile, where the junction for Granite Mountain turns sharply to the right and up the hill.
Pratt lake trail is popular to families, trail runners, one night backpackers, people looking to fish or go for a swim on a hot summer afternoon. The fist mile of the trail is always a little crowded but as you begin your journey you will notice that people tend to spread out. Don't let the popularity of the hike deter you from visiting the beautiful Pratt Lake.
A couple miles into your hike you will come up to Granite Mountain Trail, stay to the straight on Pratt Lake Trail. We do recommend you come back to hike up Granite Mountain trail on a clear day for some breath taking views.
When you reach that 3 mile mark you will hit a junction and the left fork leads to Ollalie Lake Trail on about 0.2 miles, but stay on Pratt Lake trail by taking the right hand fork. You will traverse the hillside for about a 1.2 miles and come up to another junction with Island Lake and Mount Defiance Trail. Stay right for a path to Pratt lake. Your work is done, now sit down have a snack, maybe a swim and enjoy the view.
This is a great place to camp or if it is too busy you can continue on The Pratt Lake Trail to Lower Tuscohatchie Lake for more camping spots.