Talapus and Olallie Lakes via Olallie Lake Trail

MODERATE 299 reviews

Talapus and Olallie Lakes via Olallie Lake Trail is a 5.3 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
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,263 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
1 day ago

Good hike, Two beautiful lakes. We went there with kids (11 yr, 8 yr, 6 yr). Trail path is wide enough and good. Moderate crowd.

Lovely cruise hike with just the right amount of mystery about which mountain creature you might run into (sadly this bear-hungry Aussie only came up against one mean squirrel but a nice handful of humans coming up the trail while we made our way down).

hiking
3 days ago

9 days ago

Did this 2 weeks back. Good one.

hiking
12 days ago

Easy trail, gradual grade, no steep spots. Pretty lakes. No bugs today but it was quite cool (55-60 degrees). Good for most skill levels. 3mi to Olallie.

15 days ago

Arrived at 7:30 with 2 parking spots left . Great ( mostly) shaded hike, with gentle switchbacks. The entire hike was extremely pleasant. Watch your steps pretty rooty & rocky in some areas. Definitely bring bug spray.

15 days ago

Sunday 7/29/18 - it was a great, easy hike. Like many said the trail provided plenty shade that even the hottest day here (92 degrees in Bellevue at 6:00 pm) wasn’t a problem. We started at 8:30 (parking lot was already full) and was at Olallie Lake by 10:00. There were lots of bugs at the lake and we also saw a pretty big snake. There were several campers at both lakes and it seemed fun.

hiking
16 days ago

Late July, tail was dry, second lake was warm, forest mercifully shaded the trail.

hiking
21 days ago

Good hike, great views, children 3 & under would need to be backpacked in. Probably a little challenging for kids 10&U due to elevation changes and terrain of roots and rocks on the path but doable . Overall Good path, easy to follow.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 7/918 with three other gals!
Drove for a little over a mile on a fairly "gravelly" path and arrived around 1:40 PM then had to get a day permit/pass for $5.00. There are a fair amount of switchbacks and can be jaggedy, which I like. There are two old bridges above the streams with reconstruction at the trail at 3/4 of the trail. Then Arrived at Talapa lake at 2:40 with a lot of breaks and photos ♡ I can easily say an enjoyable hike for beginners who want to push themselves with the elevation.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Lots of shade which is great for the furry friends, not too difficult but definitely still a good workout. We went early afternoon which was perfect as a lot of people were leaving and it was starting to cool down but there was still a lot of cars when we showed up and parking is tight. Only complaint was lots of bugs at Olallie even with bug spray, but Talapus was great! Want to bring some floaties and spend the day out there next time!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to moderate trail, good for leisurely hike. You can pay for parking at the entrance if you don’t have a nw forest pass. Carry mosquito repellent if you plan to go in summers near the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice wooded trail, pretty dry most of the way with a few muddy patches. Mostly all uphill but a gradual incline. Lots of dogs on the trail. Easy enough for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Lots of mud. Talapus lake was alright but Olallie Lake was really pretty. Some beautiful birds singing along the way as well. Another great Washington hiking day!

1 month ago

This is such a cool trail, really beautiful and still wet in a lot of areas with mud but super cute and not too hard of a moderate climb! Definitely can’t wait to do again.

1 month ago

Good hike! Slightly muddy in spots and a little buggy towards Ollalie lake, otherwise great. Limited lake access but lots of creek access along the trail!

1 month ago

Loved this hike! Not steep and it was the perfect mileage and amount of effort on a beautiful day. Muddy in some parts but not unmanageable. The lakes are stunning. Highly recommend going up to Ollallie lake, it only adds a half a mile or so to the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views at Lake Talapus! Perfect for hopping in and swimming - next time I must bring a towel. If you keep hiking past Lake Talapus, go left at the fork in the trail and hit Lake Olallie for more beautiful views (about 20-30 minutes of hiking more).

hiking
1 month ago

Love, love, love this trail! Hiked to both lakes, fairly easy & short hike. When it's warm enough it's great to take a dip in the lake after the hike. Can get very crowded so it is better to go early or on a weekday.

1 month ago

Arrived 10am. Lot was full. Cars were parked on the side, down the hill. Easy hike to Talapus lake; didn’t make it to Olalie. Lots of people left their baggies of dog poop on the side. One outhouse. Some muddy spots in the trail. Parts of the trail, near the creek are getting fixed, with new wood. $5 parking. Cloudy, low 50’s. The whole trail is under the shade. The app didnt download the map properly, so my recording is messed up; basically lost it.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was great, little muddy in spots being repaired. But the lakes were beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely hike! Beautiful lakes, the trail is shaded, the portion to Talapus was well maintained, the part to Olallie wasn’t as well marked and was a bit washed out at some sections, no snow on trail.

1 month ago

Great alpine lake hike. Minimal snow

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked 6/10/18. Both lakes were really pretty, but Olallie moreso. I recommend going all the way up. There was a little bit of snow still on the trail, but nothing terrible. I made it up in tennis shoes without issue. Would definitely do again.

2 months ago

So much fun with my 3 and 4 yr old. Our dog loved it too. The stream and waterfalls were fun to see.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail open all the way to Olallie Lake today. Some mud, ice and snow after Talapus so wear ankle high hiking boots if you continue on to Olallie which is covered in snow.

hiking
3 months ago

Talapus Area is beautiful, couldn’t get to Olallie as it was snowed in.

3 months ago

I went to this trail and found the road to the right was closed. For anyone who wanted to do this. There’s a path going straight that said Ira Springs Trail but we decided not to go to this one so I’m not sure what’s down that way.

hiking
4 months ago

Mad dog and I tackled this winter wonderland with our hiking boots and high spirits. It was 5-12 in of snow the whole time, and trail wasn’t marked. BUT WE MADE IT to Talapus Lake. Tried to get to Olallie lake, I mean, we coulda made it. But then we thought, nachos sound really good, and 0.5 more of a mile In knee deep snow would have taken much too long for our attention spans. Road to trail head was a bit too snowy, the Chevy Impala didn’t make it all the way up, so we added that missed 0.5 miles on the front end. PEACE.

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