Gold Creek Pond Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 54. Left off freeway for 0.1 miles. Right on FSR 4832 for 1 mile. Left on FSR 144 for 0.5 miles to parking area at Gold Creek Pond Picnic Area
Paved trail! Great for hiking strollers. Nice picnic area with barbecue places.
Perfect day on this lovely trail. I have two kids, 4 & 6, and it was a great walk for them. Packs filled and on, rocks, flowers, bugs, birds, sun, clouds...all good things to wet the appetite for a lifetime of mountain exploration. Gotta get back and picnic there!
Great trail! We went a sunset. Beautiful views a d we even saw an otter!
Very easy but very scenic loop walk around the lake. The clear water is beautiful and this was definitely an enjoyable excursion. Bring $5 cash for day pass in case you need it (not a Discover Pass site).
Visited with my dog and 3 kids in late April on a gorgeous sunny day.There was still quite a bit of snow on the dirt road so we just parked on the side and walked an extra .25 of a mile to the trail head. No sweat. The loop took about an hour to complete but we stopped quite a few time to take in the grandeur.
Easy hike, gorgeous lake with the mountains in the distance. About three weeks ago it was completely snowy and my friends dog took a dive in the icy water- keep them leashes!
Beautiful lake and super easy to get to. Even with the snow, no snow shoes needed. Short hike unless you continue past the lake up the road to the basin. I'm sure it's insane in the summer, busy but manageable in the winter.
It was beautiful! Like a winter wonderland! And super easy too! A lot of people were wearing snowshoes, but I did just fine with hiking boots. It is chilly though so be prepared for that (gloves, hats, thick socks, etc.). The trailed seemed pretty flat, and there weren't too many other people, so good for solitude! Also, I highly recommend going to watch the sunset. It was breathtaking.
Gold Creek Pond is a great winter trail for the family. Its a mere mile and a half tops. There was lots of snow but a well blazed trail, that loops around Gold Creek Pond. It is very snow shoe and cross country ski friendly. But make sure you have your winter pass on your car. The Ranger is always close by. Parking along this road in the winter is a little sketchy. This appears to be a nice kick it summer spot as well. There are many picnic and bbq areas and the lake is wonderful looking. Close by looks to be a great sleeding area as well.