Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Snoqualmie Pass with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great views. Quite a few stairs. Wagon road trail will also get you to the falls with different views (forest vs rivers) but when coming back to the parking lot seemed easier so maybe doing the loop the opposite way (wagon road to the falls and the franklin falls back to the car) would be easier for someone with any knee issues.

hiking
1 day ago

STUNNING views of Mount Rainier and beautiful mountain peaks on a blue-sky day!! This trail has it all: switchbacks through the forest, little mountain streams/waterfalls, wildflowers, rock fields, snow fields, and breathtaking views. Bug spray with high % of deet will keep the bugs away.

on Talapus Lake Trail

2 days ago

Pretty lake. Easy hike, lots of roots but the trail is easy to follow.

Spectacular view of the lake and a nice workout. 1hr 45 min up to overlook (3+mi) and 1hr 20 min down. Lots of bugs. I wore bug spray and still got a couple of bites. I didn’t see a bathroom. Will definitely go again and head down to the lake next time.

The last mile is brutal.

Great hike as always!!! A lot of bugs this time , don’t stop or you will get bit. 7/17/18

hiking
3 days ago

Really enjoyed this

Yes, just go! Take your whole family. It will be worth it. Parking is 5$ cash.

hiking
4 days ago

Bugs are out! I had different bees follow me for most of my hike. Mosquitos are bad in the higher elevations as well due to the snow melt. Beautiful hike but I wish I had worn a bug net on my head or bug repellant. I stopped to take a picture and had 4 mosquitos on my arm! lol. Lots of poison ivy in the lower elevations. If you're allergic to it definitely wear long pants and long sleeves.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a short but pretty steep hike to two Beutiful lakes. The trail is well marked. Parking was a little challenging as there were quite a lot of cars around 11:00 AM. There were a lot of people in the lake but we managed to find a spot and swim a little. Crocks would have been helpful as there are stones on the bottom of the lake and it's pretty painful to step on them. Bugs were terrible and they seemed impervious to our bug spray.

Beautiful view, hot! BUGS!! BUGS!
Few snow on the ground!! But it’s worth it

Amazing! Great hike to go on after leg day at the gym ;) awesome couples hike

hiking
4 days ago

Great for little kids. Trail is well kept. Parking can be a challenge even during the weekdays.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice hike! The rocks on the switchback can be kind of difficult to maneuver if you’re not wearing boots. Lots of people were wearing tennis shoes but I wouldn’t recommend it - especially since there’s still snow on the trail to the lake that’s pretty slippery. Come early to beat the crowds.

Beautiful hike. Lots of little streams and cool looking tree stumps. The hike in was mostly up hill.

hiking
5 days ago

We did this hike after Denny Creek Trail and when comparing the 2 trails, made this one feel so much easier. It took 1.5 hours to the top and decided not to do the hike down to the lake - it was pretty snowy/muddy and we didn't have the right hiking shoes on. It probably would've taken another hour out and back to lake if we wanted to go. The peak of this trail provides amazing views of Snow Lake

Very pretty home, forest pass required.
The snow on the lake is starting to melt.

Beautiful trail during great weather!

hiking
8 days ago

very nice and clear water

hiking
9 days ago

Nice trail, not too long and not too short. very crowded though.

hiking
10 days ago

Trail was in good condtion and directions on All trails lead you straight to the parking lot.
My dog and i were 2.0 miles in when we came across a middle aged couple and there pit mix. we were on a leash and gave them room to pass. Their dog was not on a leash and without hesitation came straight at us and attacked my dog. He ended up biting a quarter sized hole out of my dogs chest.
I had to pull their dog off as they watched, i wanted to chuck that POS down the hill. Luckily my 115lb mastiff is friendly and didnt attach the 40lb dog back. The couple was real appologetic and i they gave me all there information for any vet fees. People, dont be naive and think your dog is always wonderful like they said, strict leash laws are to protect everyone on the trail.
We plan to try this hike again in the future.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike. Lots of people on a Sunday. Go early to beat the crowd. The trail is mostly rocky. There was no snow till the view point. Some snow on the trail if you go further for lake access.

hiking
11 days ago

This is a great trail for a day hike, goes up to 4,300 feet at mirror lake. The PCT cuts through the top of the trail and there is a great overlook if you go halfway around mirror lake and down the trail by the creek. Lots of mossy trees and shady cover from the canopy.

hiking
11 days ago

We got to the trailhead around 9am. The parking lot was already starting to fill up. We hiked up to Snow Lake and attempted to descend but there was still too much snow and we didn’t have the proper equipment. On our return, we took the trail to Source Lake and enjoyed seeing the waterfalls. The views from the side of Source Lake were amazing!

hiking
11 days ago

Pretty easy trail all things considered. Some parts are rocky. Went on 7/7 and the trail from the top down to the lake still had a lot of snow - poles and snowshoes or spikes are needed. The lake was also still frozen and white.

Awesome hike. Very little elevation gain, and the trail is well maintained. A must-do hike for the central cascades.

Not a bad trail but be ready for a climb. Also, both lakes were still frozen over, but melting. There was plenty of snow from snow lake, onwards. Better have a map and compass, but it’s worth the view!

Went there about 5 days ago a lot easier than I expected , got a little tough to make it all the way down since there’s still a bit of snow but doable ! Worth the little extra effort

pretty trail, clean very remote hot springs with awesome cave.

micro spike is very helpful if you like to reach the lake

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