Tradition Lake Plateau Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Tradition Lake Plateau Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, WA that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

3.6 miles 410 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
1 month ago

Casual walk in the woods. Disappointed you can't actually get to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, easy, well maintained trail/loop. Got a little confused as the loop was made up of several individual trails. Kids should like the swamp trail with the 'Zoe the raccoon' adventure.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy. Great scenery. Nice track.

geocaching
4 months ago

Easy and nice - the lake is not "swimmable", but still a nice walk, kids friendly and with many options (we did the full circle depicted in the app).

walking
4 months ago

Easy to walk and you can rest at the lake!

hiking
8 months ago

Super fun easy trail! We got a bit lost as some trails weren't labeled but found our way back eventually!

1 year ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

It was fun even though me and my friend got lost!

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Did a four mile loop around wetlands and high school trail. Was a nice trek even in the heat. Trails getting really dusty and footing sketchy on some parts.

hiking
2 years ago

We did 3 miles today on the Bus Trail loop. We had a great time and will be back to do the Tiger Mountain Viewpoint trail. The trails were very well maintained. Highly recommend for people who like easy trails.

hiking
3 years ago

Actually went to this area to find the Tallus Rock loop, but was unable to find that trailhead. Instead took many of the nice paths around Tradition Lake. We found ourselves climbing towards the West Tiger Mountain summit. We ended up stopping with 1.9 miles to go to the viewpoint due to the kids (two 5 year olds and an 8 year old). We also found the old bus on the bus trail...go figure! Cool rusted shell of what is left of the bus. Had a great time and can not WAIT to go and find our original target!

hiking
3 years ago

This trail is what it says, easy. It is a beautiful area and the option to go off and make the hike longer if you want is great! Very easy, pretty, and a great little place to explore.

hiking
4 years ago

This a very easy but interesting trail. There are numerous offshoot trails and by following some of them you can easily turn this hike into a 5-6 mile hike through different ecological settings. Great place to bring the dog.I have hiked this area many times and have always found it interesting.

hiking
4 years ago

Tremendous noise from I-90, but once you're up in the woods you can't hear it. Pretty hike, easy for kids (they'd love the swamp trail and its story signs will motivate them to continue on), and we even saw a bear during our evening hike--which very much endeared the trail to my son. :)

hiking
4 years ago

Tradition Lake Plateau has a variety of hikes to choose from. The Tradition lake loop is a 1.5 mile flat hike, great for kids even the small toddlers. You can take a side route to Around The Lake Trail with a couple of glimpse views of the lake, only .5 miles, definitely worth the detour. From the Traditional Lake Loop you can choose to hike up to the West View Point trail. This is a 3.0 hike uphill with a beautiful view of the area at the top.