Snow Lake Trail

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Snow Lake Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

The first 2 miles are direct, and the final has rock blasted switchbacks to the top of the ridge. Pay attention to signs, because you need to branch right off the trail about 2 miles in. You can extend or shorten the hike by stopping right when you get to the lake or by hiking further along it. In winter you can snowshoe here but it will be much more difficult to find the trail. Still a beautiful area.

9 hours ago

Novice hiker. Few patches of snow on the way up but easy to stay on trail up to the ridge overlooking the lake. Still too much snow on the other side to find the trail to get down to the lake. Lake is still frozen as well. Good hike.

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12 days ago

Beautiful walk, still too much snow to reach the lake. I'd definitely recommend micro spikes and downloading a trail map. Many people coming down the trail were complaining about wandering off the trail because of the snow cover.

13 days ago

beautiful trail with lots of vegetation, waterfalls, and snow this time of year. go prepared. spikes or poles highly recommended​

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18 days ago

Be careful. There is still a lot of snow and is very sketchy towards the end. We were losing daylight so we didn't make it to the either lake.

20 days ago

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22 days ago

I thought this hike was very challenging. Very rocky. Hiking shoes is a must. The most beautiful view at the top!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Still has A LOT of snow. Most people turned around after a quarter of a mile due to not knowing where the trail was and having to get wet to cross creeks. If you have a map or GPS on your phone you can stay on trail. I was able to follow the trail by using this app. The 5% of people that did decided to continue only made it to the base of the summit. A lot of snow and ice to summit so be prepared! I was able to summit with hiking poles, spikes and being careful. The summit overlooks the lake but it is still 100% snow covered. Based on footprints it looked like no one has gone down to the lake. From there I turned around and slid on my butt down to the base. Beautiful scenery and I would so it again in late July when the snow is gone.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

The hike was not hard at all. It can be rated as easy for the avid hiker.