Lower Tuscohatchie Lake

MODERATE 4 reviews

Lower Tuscohatchie Lake is a 12.1 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,320 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

backpacking
10 months ago

Hiked and camped this 9/22. Some quick notes:
1) it's very busy. Lots of hikers and campers, many with dogs. Expect to have company.
2) first 4 miles with backpack can be tough. All uphill. Trail is well maintained.
3) it's sub-alpine, so no campfires (just small stoves).
4) there are maybe 6-8 OK campsites around the lake. There is also an outhouse (thunderbox).
5) the scramble down to Pratt is daunting at times. The trail disappears in the scree in places, so need to go slow with packs.
6) the area is below a major airway into Seattle. Expect to hear jets at all hours.

backpacking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hiked this 7/21. Trails are in great condition! HEADS UP... the melakwa lake turn off is shortly AFTER the Pratt lake day use area... not before as these maps indicate. Just past the da use area is a sign for melakwa lake. Lower tuscahatchie was very peaceful and quiet with a handful of great camp spots.

hiking
4 months ago

recorded

Sunday, May 17, 2015