Snow Lake Trail

MODERATE 660 reviews
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Snow Lake Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily 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

backpacking

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.

5 minutes ago

Unable to hike today due to high rising and fast moving streams. Turned around and did another hike nearby instead. If you choose to do this hike, bring gators, poles, and spikes. There is mushy snow low on the trail.

5 days ago

Just another day at snowlake!!!

It's cold, snowing and sludgy all the things I love. !!

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5 days ago

There is snow on the trail, lots of rocks and mud puddles too. Couldn't hike to the edge of the lake due to snow(wasn't closed, just that we were slipping a lot

6 days ago

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9 days ago

Absolutely stunning on the shoulder season. The temperature can drop quite quickly as your near the lake during October, so bring the appropriate warm/water resistant clothing.

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10 days ago

Beautiful hike. Bring a jacket, can get pretty chilly near the lake.

12 days ago

beautiful. nice hike up!

12 days ago

Gorgeous views!!! Go a little farther to gem lake... went Sunday not too many hikers. Bring a windbreaker it's windy and chilly.. 10/8/17

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12 days ago

Damn great day to be in the hills

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

Great Autumn colors. Got there a bit before 9 am and the parking lot was pretty full. However, the trail did not reflect what we saw in the parking lot. So it was a great day hike with light-mod traffic.

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18 days ago

Great hike today! Left at 10:05 and returned at 1:15, with a 30-40 minute break at the lake. So beautiful! Not crowded at all, thought there were a lot more people heading up as we came down. Conditions were good, will definitely wear hiking boots next time. Some/most of the trail is super rocky, thought I was going to twist me ankle multiple times.

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