Snow Lake Trail

MODERATE 245 reviews
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Snow Lake Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, WA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.6 miles 1823 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

snow

The first 2 miles are direct, and the final has rock blasted switchbacks to the top of the ridge. Pay attention to signs, because you need to branch right off the trail about 2 miles in. Enjoy the hike.

5 days ago

We did this by mistake thinking we were going to Snow Lake near Mount Rainier and were wholly unprepared. Our intent was to take engagement pictures but after it not being a stroll in the woods I was getting cranky and pissed. However, once we got to the top, it was so worth it! We ended up getting AMAZING pictures. We went on a weekend and it wasn't horribly crowded either, though this was a while ago we went.

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing trail. Made the hike in August and in November and really enjoyed both trips. Lots of small waterfalls and the side trail to Source Lake is short but worth it if you want to make the trip a little longer. Definitely go all the way down to Snow Lake and don't just turn around at the top of the trail. Absolutely spectacular views of the mtns and lake.

15 days ago

My favorite hike in the area. Make sure to plan for time to reach Gem Lake, next along the trail.

18 days ago

Excellence trail for family outdoor activity, great scenery and wonderful climate.

hiking
20 days ago

Make sure you got good traction because there's wet and rocky terrain. View of the lake at the top was gorgeous!

hiking
20 days ago

just be aware that this is hiking up a mountain to get to the destination. Worth it in the end, but didn't feel prepared on the landscape of this rocky rocky Mountain.

23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Busy, but gorgeous trail. Highly recommend.

27 days ago

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1 month ago

challenging hike, pretty we'll trafficked, trail well marked & great views

hiking
1 month ago

The trail had running water from the small creeks at many points. Would recommend wearing some waterproof shoes. The hike was rewarding. The colors were good. No snow and bugs.

2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike. Did it on a Friday so crowds were not too bad. Definitely worth the extra effort to head up to Gem lake. A swim in Snow Lake was cold but refreshing on the way back down.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with a beautiful view. Lots dogs on the trail with NO leashes.

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Even in the poring rain. Not many people on a wet Monday morning! Defiantly a little rocky but not a terribly tough hike.