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Snoqualmie Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (8)

A long trail to a large quiet lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness


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Map Key

9.9

Miles

15.9

KM

Point to Point

3,824' 1,165 m

High

1,209' 368 m

Low

3,081' 939 m

Up

517' 157 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall

Description

This trail begins shortly after the Middle Fork Campground (accessed via the newly paved (2016) Middle Fork road) and provides a long route through the valley to a large and quiet lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The trail is fairly flat with minimal gain over the first 6 miles. Then you gain nearly 2,000 feet over the next 4 miles as you work your way up to the stunning Alpine Lake. There's easy swim access for the bold!

Otter Falls is a worthwhile detour from the route and is signed.

It's worth noting that there are no toilet facilities or services at the trailhead, but there is a pit toilet at Middle Fork Trailhead nearby.

Campsites can be found at the lake, but fill up quickly in peak season. Go early!

Flora & Fauna

Salmonberries can be found!

Contacts

Shared By:

Vikram Sahney

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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Photos

Old growth moss along the Snoqualmie Lake Trail.
Jun 17, 2020 near Skykomish, WA
Snoqualmie Lake trailhead sign.
Jun 17, 2020 near Tanner, WA
Looking towards the official 'start' of the Snoqualmie Lake Trail, the old parking lot and trailhead, which is now only accessible by foot.
Sep 4, 2018 near Tanner, WA

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Aug 28, 2020
Bruce Emehiser
9mi
Jun 28, 2020
Brandon Scott
Trail was muddy or underwater for much of its length. Many small to medium stream crossing. But very doable 7.4mi — 5h 05m
Aug 3, 2019
Vikram Sahney
Hike with kids. 2mi
May 6, 2018
Alex Kegel
Detoured to Otter Falls and was well worth it. After Otter Falls, fallen trees and fast-moving creek crossings across the trail made progress slow.… 15mi
Jun 24, 2017
Lauren Renee Mitchell
Jul 19, 2015
Adamson Bryant
with Clare, only went to Otter Falls