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Great moderate day hike. Definitely worth going past snow lake and making it to Gem Lake.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike! A lot more difficult (to me) than moderate, but I was up for the challenge. Extremely rocky trail in most places along with tree roots, so you really had to keep your eye on your feet and trail, so you didn’t stumble. Moderate to heavy traffic, but all hikers were nice and respectful. The views of the lake were absolutely stunning! I was so tired, but glad I went down the additional .8 mike to the actual lake because it was gorgeous. Total time for hike was a little over three hours (which accounted for about 30 min to snack, hydrate and enjoy the views).

Beutful hike , it is very hard to Gem lake but well worth it

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Colchuck is worth the hike; Stewart is a good hike, but not as breathtaking. Definitely hike to Colchuck first and if you have time add Stewart. A steady incline for the first half of the trail, the trail to Colchuck proves much more difficult. Just take it one step at a time and the view will be your reward. The road to the trail is very bumpy, but manageable for high clearance cars. Go slow! Tennis shoes will suffice, I highly advise to not wear flip flops or sandals, it would be easier to pack a towel and dry your feet.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

I just completed this hike yesterday, September 16, 2017.

I left Yakima later than expected and arrived to find a very packed parking lot at the trailhead. I didn't have a discover pass so I paid the $5.00 fee for day use and walked to the trailhead where you fill out a tag to place on your backpack.

The trail is very enjoyable, mostly over rocky terrain and exposed tree roots. You'll travel through the forest and cross a couple of Boulder fields as you complete switchbacks to reach the top of the Ridge where you then descend to the beautiful Snow lake below.

This is a very popular hike with such easy access just off the freeway on Snoqualmie pass. The hike is a moderate one, but make sure you were decent hiking boots due to the terrain. Lots of friendly people and canine companions!

hiking
8 days ago

One of the best hike

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

walking
9 days ago

Mile 1-2 challenged my will on this trail. It's not very scenic. But, once you get passed that, it's a more scenic and decent slow uphill climb until you begin to ascend the pass. The meadows and pass area are beautiful. During our hike, the nearby forest fire somewhat limited our view. However the backside of the pass and on up to Edna was clear and worth every step.

10 days ago

Hiked the trail yesterday and for someone who isn't in the best of shape there were a couple challenging parts going up, but it's doable. I started at 8:30 am and I only saw 3 people going up. I would say start no later than 8:30-9 on a weekday to avoid large crowds at least for half your hike.

$5 day pass that you fill out and drop in a box before the trail- so bring exact cash. The terrain is very rocky, so ensure you are wearing shoes with good ankle support and watch your step.

When you reach the top, to your left there is a large boulder and if you climb on top I believe that is the most picturesque view of the lake.

The toilet at the lake is out in the open, but surrounded by trees. so hope you're not shy!

Overall, a very beautiful and peaceful hike. I recommend to intermediate hikers.