Squaw Lake Via Cathedral Pass Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Squaw Lake Via Cathedral Pass Trail is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
1,502 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




Thursday, August 03, 2017

Brought a pack of 4 teenagers, a few first timers. Fishing was amazing, caught two 3 pound trout. Water was perfect for swimming. Had the lake to ourselves; real highlight. Mosquitos were much better than other alpine lakes I've been to lately; totally manageable. Hiked to Cathedral Pass the next day; amazing views.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Not much of a day hike but good for kids or camping.

Brought a floaty and chilled in the lake on a hot day.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The hike up to squaw lake took us about 2 hrs as we had over packed. The lake itself is nice and we decided to camp there despite the mosquitoes. The mosquitoes at the lake was terrible and made the stay difficult. Having a mosquito repellent helped with reducing the mosquitoes a bit. Definitely recommend a mosquito net over your hat for the early evening. The mosquito's disappear once night time falls and it get a bit cold. The outdoor toilet at the camp is not maintained well. Overall the trip was nice and made for a enjoyable time.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The directions for the lake took us to the middle of nowhere by the Snoqualmie river! We asked around the area - no one knew what we were talking about. Did more research on the lake itself and it was nowhere near the pin on the map.....

Friday, July 15, 2016

Great hike, good fishing

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Squaw Lake was a beautiful place to camp. 4 friends and I went up for Labor Day weekend. As we did not expect what the hike was like, we definitely over packed. It was a long and miserable hike for us, but getting there made the whole trip worth it ! Will definitely be prepared for my next visit !!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This is a great day hike for the family, or a beginners overnight. It's an entirely forested trail, so if you're looking for views, you need to go 2 more miles up the trail to Cathedral Rock.