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Talapus Lake Trail #1039

Intermediate
 4.2 (21)

A moderate grade trail leading to two beautiful lakes.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

3,814' 1,162 m

High

2,640' 805 m

Low

1,191' 363 m

Up

27' 8 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Madelynn Scherrer

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  4.2 from 21 votes

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Photos

West'ish facing view over Ollalie Lake facing Granite Mountain. It's a beautiful and intimate lake that's easily accessible.
Sep 28, 2016 near Riverbend, WA
Olallie Lake
Jul 19, 2017 near Riverbend, WA
Talupus Lake
Jul 19, 2017 near Riverbend, WA

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Sep 25, 2021
Ellie Sveum
3h 00m
Sep 6, 2021
A.J. Ritter
Jul 5, 2021
Steve Fantle
Jun 19, 2021
Jonathan Zhu
Nov 27, 2020
Michael Pierce
Too icy to make it to to Talapus lake 3mi — 2h 00m
Nov 8, 2020
Hannah
4.5mi
Oct 3, 2020
Karthik Rayanki
Jul 26, 2020
Smith Zhu