Talapus Lake Trail via Pratt Lake Trailhead

MODERATE 3 reviews

Talapus Lake Trail via Pratt Lake Trailhead is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1929 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

hiking
3 months ago

Standard "trail fare" with a few nice brooks crossing the trail. Unremarkable otherwise, with no openings/interesting vistas. Incline is reasonably steep and constant. Well marked for the split to Talapus Lake. In my case, I opted then to split again towards Olallie Lake, which was beautiful, had towering overgrowth with excellent open areas beneath, and a few nice places to sit and have lunch on the shoreline. Saw several people swimming/tubing in the lake. Bugs were ridiculous throughout the woods and at the lake, so be prepared. A nice walk but lacking in substantial scenery.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike. Comfortable incline, with little streams along the way. Be sure to wear waterproof shoes because you may have to walk through some of them!

We weren't able to reach the lake because we ran into snow and were afraid we were going to lose the trail. Definitely want to go back later in the summer when the snow has melted off a bit more!

6 months ago