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greenBlue Talapus Lake Trail #1039

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Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,191' 363 m
Descent: -27' -8 m
High: 3,814' 1,162 m
Low: 2,640' 805 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Madelynn Scherrer

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Bad / Closed 95 days ago See History
Road is closed leading to trailhead

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A moderate grade trail leading to two beautiful lakes.

Madelynn Scherrer

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming

A North West Forest Pass is needed to park at the trailhead.

Description

This is a nice grade trail up to two beautiful lakes. The path up to Talapus Lake is about 1.5 miles and from there it is about 1 mile up to Olallie Lake, with about 0.5 miles of trail to the end of Olallie, making for a roughly 5-6 mile round-trip hike. The trail up to Talapus Lake is nice and gradual, and although it is well-maintained and very populated, there are still some root systems to be careful around, although nothing bad. The trail from Talapus to Olallie is slightly steeper, slightly less maintained, and less populated, with larger root systems and muddy crossings.

To get to the trailhead take Exit 45 off I-90 and follow FR-9030 to the Talapus Lake trailhead. From the trailhead, follow the wide, maintained trail. The trail up to Talapus is well maintained, however watch for "closed" trails that are being restored. If you see logs across what looks like a trail, it is because the trail is in a restoration process. Just before Talapus Lake, there will be a small footbridge that takes you across a creek leading to the lake. From there the trail to Olallie is on the east side of Talapus. Watch for meandering trails as you ascend up to Olallie—there are some distracting paths that lead to the creek.

Flora & Fauna

Cedar and hemlock trees.

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Jan 13, 2019
Chris K
great in snow
Sep 23, 2018
Alicia B
Sep 12, 2018
John Barsanti
2.7mi
Sep 3, 2018
Abbey Schueller
Aug 8, 2018
Calan Simpson
The hike to the Talapus Lake Spur trail is nice and in great condition. 1.5mi — 0h 43m
Aug 8, 2018
Jean-Luc Bodmer
Aug 4, 2018
Ross Larson
REally nice trail, lakes were beautiful 5.4mi
Jul 26, 2018
Joe Tonnemaker
5.2mi

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  4.3 from 13 votes

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#181

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