Snow Lake Trail to High Lakes Trail

HARD 6 reviews

Snow Lake Trail to High Lakes Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2837 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

lake

views

rocky

snow

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hiking
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hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best lakes I've hiked so far. Got there early-ish around 9am and parked at the Alpental lot. Hiking up pretty dry, saw quite a few people already coming down. Got to the top to find the everything covered in clouds, so hiking down to the lake was a little tricky. The switch backs were very covered in snow and hard to navigate(especially with the clouds) but made it. The trail splits off to lake access or main trail, we kept on to get to gem lake. Trail on was also covered with snow, but enough uncovered to find our way up to gem lake. Seriously so so so so worth the hassle. The clouds cleared around 1pm and we had the best view. On the way back, a lot more people at the top of the lake. All in all, glad we went early to beat the crowds, and so worth going the extra miles to get spectacular views.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views start to finish! Try going on a weekend to avoid the crowds. snowy in spots till late June. Trekking poles would be handy.