Talapus and Olallie Lakes via Olallie Lake Trail

MODERATE 132 reviews

Talapus and Olallie Lakes via Olallie Lake Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

muddy

From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 45. Left under the freeway to FSR 9031 for .5 miles. Right on FSR 9030 for 2 miles to trailhead at end of road

hiking
3 hours ago

4 days ago

Got to the trailhead right before 8 today. Constructions workers were finishing packing up. Trail was just filled with new dirt, made it a little hard to walk through. Once we made it to the snow area we lost the trail but easily found our way back. The trail from here was very watery from the melting snow. Both lakes were beautiful. There's a nice place to sit when you first make it to Olallie Lake.

13 days ago

13 days ago

17 days ago

Great hikes. Made it all the way up to Ollallie Lake. Go early to prevent postholing.

hiking
20 days ago

20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Enjoyed our hike yesterday to Talapus where we enjoyed lunch overlooking the lake. We found the first part of the hike to be average (wooded with some switchbacks) but once we got past that portion and along the creek, it was absolutely beautiful, especially with the volume of water coming down the creek. Trail was still quite snowy and muddy for the last third but still navigable. Note it was posted that the trail was closing for a period later this month for construction.

hiking
25 days ago

Starting around the halfway point there's still a lot of snow. And very muddy for a good portion. When you get closer to Lake Olallie the trail kind of disappears and becomes what you make of it. But very beautiful and fun hike. I would definitely do this again when it's warmer to see which I like better. =]

26 days ago

fishing
26 days ago

Great hike! We got there early and got one of the remaining spots. Spends a few hours at Talapus fishing then headed up Olallie. There was snow right before you hit Talapus, and then it was pretty snowy up. Wasn't terribly crowded. There was a sign that the trail is closing June 18th.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Still lots of snow as of last sat. little ways up but real easy to walk on. Very fun snowy hike to Ollalie, We were crawling all over mt. in it no prob and hard to stay on trail. A few were camping on it. After those 3hrs spent rest of day trying to make it to Pratt lake but proved a difficult task. First wandering off trail & starting over. Didn't see any of the few people who attempted it make it. There's a spot behind ollalie(best view) where their's a cliffside completely slanted & dangerous w several ft of snow that beat most if not all that day. Very fun area and day of adventure tho!

1 month ago

Beautiful sunny weather today! But it made for wet slippery snow. Expect lots of postholing if you decide to go past Talapus lake. Just past Talapus I found it hard to follow the trail and needed to use GPS for a while. I hiked until the footprints stopped and the snow was too deep for my boots.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We ran into 3 feet of snow at the 1.5 mile mark

2 months ago

2 months ago

I don't know if people are walking up the fire access road for miles before the hike or know a different way than the directions given here but the road is completely blocked off to the trailhead