Hike to one of Washington's most beautiful alpine lakes.

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

520

m

520

m

9

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Snow Lake is yet another of Washington State's beautiful alpine lakes.

The hike to reach it begins near the Summit at Snoqualmie, but unlike most of the famous Snoqualmie hikes, it doesn't follow the Pacific Crest Trail alignment.

Instead, it strikes off up a different valley, climbing over a low pass and descending the other side to reach Snow Lake. With just 1,700 feet of climbing along this 6.3-mile hike, Snow Lake is a fairly moderate and achievable alpine lake hike by Washington standards.

You can expect a fairly rocky, rooty trail tread with a few steep pitches where it crosses the pass, earning it a "Difficult" FATMAP rating. Sources: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/snow-lake-1