Melakwa Lake via Denny Creek Trail is a 8.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Hike along Denny creek, underneath I-90 past a couple of waterfalls, ending at a high alpine lake.
We went thanksgiving day 2016 and it was one of the most BEAUTIFUL things I've ever seen!! there was snow about 2 miles in and 4 miles up there was snow everywhere and the waterfall
What a wonderful day for a hike. There was no snow for the first mile and a half, but after that be ready for a cold weather. Aw long as you love snow and have work cloths you should be fine. There was so much snow pass Denny Creek. It was breathtaking.
Definitely longer than 8.5, about 10.5 I would say. Beautiful hike, plenty of waterfalls. Don't attempt without good hiking shoes as it is quite rocky.
Nice easy walk. Popular, parking lot full by 11:30 when we got to the trailhead. Good mushroom picking. Could not cross the falls due to high water.
Nice variety of waterfalls, rivers, large territorial views, rivers. Last 20 or so minutes of the hike were the steepest but not too intense. Excited that I could handle the elevation gain! Most elevation gain I've done so far :) the lake was to die for gorgeous - even on a cloudy day. Took the narrow trail on the left side of the lake against the embankment to the smaller upper river for stunningly gorgeous views! The 2 lakes are connected by a small waterfall. Easy to access the other side of Melakwa at this end of the lake. Highly!!! Recommend doing this!! The smaller lake & going to the other side of Melakwa were beyond gorgeous. Watched & heard a rockslide in the distance, and heard absolutely zilch in other parts of this area. It was just surreal. Spent 90 minutes wandering around by myself & once again met so many nice people.
As I came down to Denny Creek Falls, I walked up towards the falls as far as I could. So beautiful. Wanted to get above the falls, so I found a trail that was parallel to the falls on the left side of the falls. It is definitely not a well traveled path - but obvious that people do take this up to the top where you can see even further up the river bed.
So amazing. So thankful for these experiences. Go & partake! :) happy hiking!
Fun and easy!
so much fun totally would do it again
Best hiking for me. Finished in less than 6hrs for the whole trail. It was rocky and muddy after rains. Be careful of the running creeks, need either hiking pole or hiking boots to cross them.
Great trail for avid hikers. Definitely felt longer than 8.5 miles though. About 1/4 of the trail is exposed to the sun so beware of that. The trail is also quite rocky with overgrown shrubs.
This was such a great hike! Loved it! Took my 8 yr old, and she had a lot of fun! I will definitely go again!
Awesome hike. Great for families with kiddos and dogs. Well maintained and very populated. Enjoyed the beautiful views of the waterfalls along with the natural waterslides. The water was a bit low. However, come spring the water will be flowing fast. Enjoyed by all and well worth hiking.
Absolutely beautiful! Love being able to walk next to the waterfalls and even put your feet in the water. Very easy hike, will do it again!