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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
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.
My favorite hike in the area. Make sure to plan for time to reach Gem Lake, next along the trail.
Excellence trail for family outdoor activity, great scenery and wonderful climate.
Make sure you got good traction because there's wet and rocky terrain. View of the lake at the top was gorgeous!
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.
Busy, but gorgeous trail. Highly recommend.
challenging hike, pretty we'll trafficked, trail well marked & great views
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.
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.
Great hike with a beautiful view. Lots dogs on the trail with NO leashes.
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.