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Snow Lake

Snow Lake Panorama

Snow Lake Panorama

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails.

Ultra-popular and rightly so; Snow Lake is a quintessential Snoqualmie Pass Alpine Lake.

Access the trail head from the Alpentol Parking Lot where you can register for an Alpine Lakes day permit. The first half of the trail passes by scenic waterfalls and stream crossings to ascend the meandering valley. The trail steepens on switchbacks climbing up and over a high ridge with views of the picturesque ski area below.

Snow Lake Map

Snow Lake Map

Drop in to the Snow Lake basin with a payoff of dramatic Snow Lake at the foot of Chair Peak.

If you go before July in most years expect Snow Lake to live up to its namesake.

Blueberries arrive later in the summer following Snowmelt.

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