Snow Lake Trail to High Lakes Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Snow Lake Trail to High Lakes Trail is a 9.2 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
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,690 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

lake

views

rocky

snow

Beautiful, breathtaking views. Especially from Mt. Wright at sunrise. Hiked in August. Lots of little creeks to walk over, wildflowers, and Snow Lake is exceptional. Mosquitoes are bad from 6-10 am but seemed to be non-existent from 10 on. I left the trail at 1pm.
Happy hiking!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, and so close to home. Lots of wildflowers blooming, and you hear the sound of waterfalls almost all the way. Look for numerous waterfalls from snow runoff on the adjacent mountains. Not too much sun beating down; a lot of shady areas. A bit buggy, wear bug repellent if needed. Not too hard a hike for this nearly 64 year old, but definitely a workout. Make it to the lake and the reward is the view of the lake that still has ice in it

hiking
6 months ago

I went summer July/2017 and we started 6am and when we come down so many people was come up. suggest early start better!

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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.

11 months ago

11 months ago

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Saturday, July 15, 2017