Gold Creek Pond Trail

EASY 97 reviews

Gold Creek Pond Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 54. Left off freeway for 0.1 miles. Right on FSR 4832 for 1 mile. Left on FSR 144 for 0.5 miles to parking area at Gold Creek Pond Picnic Area

4 days ago

It’s very beautiful trail!

16 days ago

Loved it! Great for kids!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, short, easy hike. German Shepherd loved the water. Great place to end the day after other hikes in the area

walking
1 month ago

A beautiful quick hike around a quiet pond. My toddlers enjoyed their time in and out of the stroller.

1 month ago

Very easy walk that anyone can do. If we do this again I'll bring stuff to bbq on the grills at the picnic site. For how short it is I feel another activity needs to be added in to make the drive worth while. No bugs today.

walking
1 month ago

paved, great for strollers and kids

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous, easy trail. Wish it was longer. Beautiful lake. Lots if room to picnic, swim and play.

walking
3 months ago

Very pretty lake surrounded by mountains, well paved and maintained , it’s more like a park in the mountains

3 months ago

nice for something

5 months ago

Road to car park still covered with snow, but once you reach the car park the path become dry and view is great

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Nice snowshoe walk at the end of the season. Sun was coming through. Some walked without snowshoes but they were struggling a little.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice and easy hike through the snow. Didn’t need snowshoes or spikes.

hiking
8 months ago

Very pretty hike. Didn't need snow shoes or spikes.

hiking
8 months ago

Breathtaking views yesterday 02/10/18! Great trail for beginner snowshoeing. Plenty of snow for skiing or snowshoeing!

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Went today and was absolutely breathtaking! The snow was really coming down, as a snow storm was happening. Lots of fresh powder & only people out there. Had to park and walk just over a mile to trail head but the walk was pretty too. If you’re in the area DO THIS! Easy, flat, beautiful. Snowshoes are a must, deep deep snow.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Took this hike with my 4 and 7-year-old as their first snowshoe hike. They loved it! We didn’t really need snowshoes when we went (mid-December) as the trail was packed down good but they still loved it. The trail is even better on a clear day. The fog ceiling was very low and we couldn’t see much, at the end of the hike we made it back to the frontside of the pond and the fog had lifted. We loved this hike!

walking
9 months ago

Good place to spend the day off. A little walking here, chill out over there. Picknic area is cool, take something to cook with ya!

9 months ago

Great snowshoe trip for first timers. Easy peasy

Monday, October 09, 2017

Easy hike with a stunning view!

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

This is a great, paved, easy trail to do with kids. We went the first week of July and it was kinda buggy, bring repellent! There are picnic tables near the lake that make for a picturesque stop for lunch if desired. You'll need a NW Forest pass --$5 for one day, or $25 for the year, can be purchased on line or at a participating store (BiMart in Yakima sells them).

nature trips
Monday, July 17, 2017

Loved the walks around the lake. The trail is well maintained and paved. I took my parents (in late 70s) there and they loved it as well. Picture perfect view!

walking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

7/8/2017 (Saturday) - The view is fantastic in the sunny morning around 2/3 of the loop clockwise. The trail is paved.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

This is such a great trail for families with little ones. I took my 4 kids from ages 2-12 and they loved it. The water, wildlife and beauty of this little spot make it a great easy trip for small children.

walking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Very pretty, short, easy trail! No show shoes required since the snow is packed down to tight. Make sure to get a parking permit! Once we got back to the car, almost everyone had an $80 ticket posted to their windshield. :( apparently no one was aware that a pass was needed just to park on the shoulder of the road.

Monday, March 20, 2017

This trail is paved the whole way and great and short if you have really young kids and strollers. Nice views and fun bridges. 5 stars because there isn't anything I've found like it.

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

great for the kids and dogs. no snow shoes required today

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

I thought this was a beautiful yet easy hike. I suggest yack tracks or snow shoes. It's not icy but it does help. It's a easy and short hike. I'll be back to do this numerous times with my dogs, they had blast.

snowshoeing
Thursday, January 26, 2017

fun, simple walk/hike. no need for snowshoes if going around pond. Do use cleats of some sort.

snowshoeing
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

gorgeous. snow is packed well used snowshoes but did not really need them.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hiked today with hiking shoes.. Snowshoes not really needed..
Note that the pond is at the beginning of the trail... The remaining trail is a long way to a clearing.. If only interested in the pond.. Take left at the Picnic Area board. The parking is $20 to get the snow pass per day..
We did the complete hike all the way to the clearing to realize the pond wasnt there.. N then came back to the pond.. Was about 4.5 miles total.. But if u only do the pond.. It should be around 1.5 miles... Also we were able to walk on the pond :) :)

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