Talapus and Olallie Lakes Trail is a 5.7 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 June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 45. Left under the freeway to FSR 9031 for .5 miles. Right on FSR 9030 for 2 miles to trailhead at end of road
Nice trail with many streams and small waterfalls. Good trail for dogs and kids. The elevation gain is gradual. Easy to access from i90.
The Talapus Lake parking lot was empty last night and we had the lake to ourselves. These is standing water at the start of the trail and patches of mud throughout. A wide and well maintained trail. It's all uphill to Talapus but not very long. Talapus has snow on the surrounding hills but the lake is still unfrozen. We spent a windy night at Talapus then hiked to Olalie lake this morning. The amount of snow increases as you approach Olallie Lake but the trail is still easy to follow. Gray jays willingly took our spilled trail mix, and we met the first person not in our group at Olallie. After a snowball fight and some grub we headed back to Talapus to break camp and head home. The parking lot was overflowing when we reached the vehicles.
Nice lakes, well maintained trails, great break in hike or backpacking trip for those new to the activity or to start your season. Just done expect solitude.
Beautiful hike with good views at the end. Good workout. Stay on the trail, look for the ribbons tied to the trees for directions.
This was a nice well maintained trail. I wore my 5 month old son on the front (16 pounds) and his diaper bag on my back (probably another 15 pounds). We hiked to Lake Talapus and back. It was about 4.25 miles and took about 2 hours (stoping to change a diaper and eat and also look at the lake). Great trail, very well maintained. Highly recommended.
The drive to the trailhead is gravel and we drove about 10mph. That was probably the hardest part of the hike.
Nice, easy hike, beautiful lakes with not too many people. Thank goodness for the posted signs on trees.
Many dogs not on leash.
Nice hike with beautiful scenery. Highly recommended.
This was an awesome trail for hiking. Beautiful scenery around the lakes and throughout the trail, however we went for backpacking and to camp and there were not alt of spots to set up camp. More brush and swampy like area vs doable camping spots . There were about 3 beautiful campsites at Olallie but if they're taken your out of luck.
Trail is well maintained, especially from the trailhead to Talapus Lake. Just a few muddy spots left. The switchbacks allow for a low-moderate incline. I managed to have a few solitary minutes at both lakes before other groups arrived, it was very peaceful and the lakes are beautiful. The trail traffic picked up considerably midday and parking is limited, so arrive early if you can.
Muddy! The lower part of the trail to Talapus was very busy, but actually our favorite for scenery. The trail to Olallie was pretty muddy and rough but very few hikers. I liked the seclusion, but my wife preferred the scenery of the lower section. Very nice lakes, and probably somewhere we will go for quick last-minute overnight trips.