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Olallie Lake via Pratt Lake Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 2,253 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife
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Note: Campfires are not allowed anywhere on this trail.

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Madeleine Harrison
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Hiking

Conditions were rainy when I went which made for some beautiful fog. A couple walking bridges need maintenance, so just be careful as you cross them. Keep an eye out for the trail marker as you come across the back of the lake.

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Benjamin Glass
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Mountain biking

Nice cool day but can’t even see across the lake.

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Tristan Lapetz
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mila ernst
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Joy S
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I went clockwise around Olallie Lake at the Talapus juncture I went left. I started about 8am and had the trail to myself going up. Lake is beautiful, however, limited shore access. As I continued around the lake the trail narrows and the unmarked boot trail back up to main trail, Pratt Lake trail was easy to miss.

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Kieran yon
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Hiking

To see lake to off the trail

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JM Segura C
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Hiking

Another night hike completed. Parameters: Hike started at: 23:11 hrs. Hike ended at: 04:11 hrs. Beautiful place to stargaze sitting by the lake. I eagerly recommend it.

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John Brossoit
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BackpackingGreat!

Truly a great hike. I highly recommend. However...a few things to consider: 1. It is not 7 miles round trip. It is closer to 9 miles round trip. This is not just guessing. We have a distance indicator. Recorded 4.4 miles there and 4.4 miles back. 2. There are no campfires allowed. I sure wish All Trails noted that. I partly choose where we go based on that. After seeing nothing about fire restrictions on here, we get there to find out that it’s not allowed. 3. Highly recommend that you stay to the left and take that route to Lake Ollallie. It’s super easy to miss the turn off to the lake going the Pratt Trail way.

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Aaron Lindstrom
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HikingGreat!

Great hike completed in 4 hours of walking time (accidentally deleted the recording ). The first half of the trip is a fairly constant uphill climb but the trail is clear and easy. You cross several small beautiful waterfalls/streams but easy enough to stay dry. We went counter clockwise around the lake and missed the turn to Boot Trail. If you get to an amazing panoramic view of the lake, you missed it too! The clockwise loop would have been much easier. We backtracked and enjoyed lunch on the lake. There are latrines and some beautiful camping spots so I will definitely be back. Several of the trails shown on the south end of the lake aren’t there. Arrived just after 8am on a Friday and plenty of parking with facilities at the trail head. Lightly trafficked overall and 75% or so of people had masks.

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Leslie Rincon
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HikingBugs

Great hike, if going from Pratt make sure to keep an eye out for a tree with some other sticks resting against it! That’s the turnoff to Olallie. Lightly trafficked at 0830 am, ~80% mask compliance

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Theodore Hellmann
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CampingGreat!

Beautiful forest, waterfall, and lake views. The hardest parts are right at the beginning but nearly the whole trail is shaded. Easy to miss the turn onto the Olallie loop counterclockwise from Pratt trail... might make more sense to follow the Talapus trail markers as others have mentioned and do the loop clockwise instead.

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Sean LeBlanc
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HikingGreat!Over grown

Trail was great. It was definitely a bit steep going up, but was also very lightly trafficked for a Sunday (arrived at 10am). The All Trails trail marker had the path to Ollalie a bit off course, where the marker to make the initial loop unclear and steep descent. It makes more sense to take a left on the Talapus trail than attempt to make the turn on the Pratt Trail.

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Jules Jumski
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HikingGreat!

Great place to hike. The place was beautiful and clean it with gorgeous streams along the trail and the lake was captivating. I’m glad most of the hikers I met wore face masks.

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Alvaro Pedraza
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HikingBugsFeeGreat!

8/1/20 The hike there was on a steady incline but over all not bad at all. A few water falls along the way that make the hike worthwhile. Be ready for a few mosquitos and flies along the way. The lake is great, nothing to complain about. Also please pick up your trash I saw a few pieces along the trail, Don’t be slobs.

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franchesca rivera
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HikingBugsGreat!

Steady incline. Nice moderate hike. Lots of flies. I missed the turn to go towards the lake because it wasn't super well marked and I wasn't paying too much attention to my map. If you go off trail at the lake loop there is a trail closer to the lake, there was lots of nice little openings to set up for a dip in the lake.

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christina le
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HikingBugsMuddy

A steady uphill hike. We got swarmed with black flies or bees(?) near the lake. That part of the hike was not pleasant. We only found one little opening around the lake where you could enter the water from. The lake water was fairly clean and there weren’t too many mosquitos near it. There were lots of flies and bugs though. The view was very nice when we were swimming in the lake. The water was very cold but some spots had the sun shining on it which made those areas warm. I wouldn’t do this hike again just because the payoff isn’t that amazing in my opinion. I like being right up close near the water and places with easy access around to take pictures; this wasn’t one of them.

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Julie Iwayama
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Hiking

This was an excellent hike to do on a warm day, since it is mostly shaded in the woods. We admired the sunbeams shining down. It wasn’t too crowded, especially for a Sunday. The lake was lovely, very relaxing to look at. We saw dragonflies and chipmunks. We walked along the lake as far as we could, and were not able to easily get back on the main trail. We should have backtracked...The elevation gain is pretty even and gradual, with several pretty little shallow streams to cross via stepping on rocks. We were glad to have poles on the way down, to make it easier on our knees.

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Laurel Krasin
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Verry well maintained trail. Pretty easy without much elevation gain. Most of the trail is shaded and there were quite a few streams along the way for my dog to cool off in. Did this on a Tuesday afternoon and only saw a handful of other parties. Unfortunately, about half didn't have masks. Lake was cold but not too cold to swim in.

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Victoria Morrella
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CampingBugsMuddyRocky

Great trail for backpacking! All up hill until you hit the Junction to Island Lake & Pratt Lake. Be careful going down as it can be slippery in areas with rocks. Very crowded on the weekends. Parking is a nightmare on the weekends. I think we counted over 120 cars parked up there. Buggy by the lake - not so much the mosquitoes but the gnats are atrocious. Unfortunately some people don’t know how to social distance on the trails & aren’t wearing masks so be prepared

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Simon Guérard
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Hiking

Mostly snow free. Can't really comment on the view - cloudy/foggy. But easy walk...

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Shelby Dills
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HikingSnow

Hiked on Sat 3/21. Got to the trail around 11AM and there were only 15-20 cars parked. Steady incline all the way up, put spikes on about 2.5 miles in due to heavier snow. Once trail forks off to Talapus, the rest of the trail to the lake is hard to track due to snow, so we just followed the river up along with the tracks of those before us. Lake was completely snowed over and the sun and birds were out. Nice hike with well maintained trail.

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Daniel Saber
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James Buscaglio
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Icy

Awesome trail, most routes are well packed, so it's a easy to find the way. The tail is snow covered about 1 mile in, but definitely manageable. I can't wait to see the other lakes in the summer.

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