Alaska Lake via Gold Creek Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
#95 of 138 trails in

Alaska Lake via Gold Creek Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1965 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. The lake is worth it but be prepared that after the junction, the last mile is quite the elevation gain and some rock scrambling. However, our 9 and 11 year old kept up. Got a beautiful cuttie catch up there on the fly. Only 3 campsites...in Sept we used no bug spray and just ignored horse flies and bees. I can see it being sloppy in spring with bad mosquitos but we had none. you can also see part of the PCT trail high up so if you hear voices you aren't crazy...

camping
3 months ago

Nice moderate hike the first 5.4 miles, pretty defined trail with lots of bushes, fallen trees and rocks . Once you hit the fork to Alaska lake, the last mile is gnarly!! You literally have to climb rocks to get up to the lake . That's when the trail is the roughest but once you see the lake it's all worth it . Alaska lake is gem. This says it's 8.7 miles but it's actually 14 miles round trip .