Photos of Nordic Pass Trail

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,624 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

wildlife

snow

snowshoeing
11 months ago

This was a tricky snowshoe hike. After veering off Snoqualmie Drive, we had to cross a narrow creek (one of many) with tricky crossings. With recent heavy wet snow storms, most of the saplings and small evergreens were bowed over along with a few downed trees making snowshoeing difficult. We had to meander around them while also avoiding tree wells and snow bombs. We potholed for a good mile since we were the first since in awhile and got lost for about an hour looking for the blue markers which were spotty sometimes partially because they were shrouded by snow bowed or fallen trees. It was fine after we were able to follow ski tracks about 1 mile in. We didn't get to Nordic Pass, since it was getting late and were honestly exhausted but did have a nice lunch at Hyak Lake. Despite all the downs, we had a fun hike nonetheless. There were some great forest views especially of the lake and the falls along Hyak Creek. We'd do it again knowing all the trials and tribulation but maybe not to soon.