Talapus and Olallie Lakes
Jul 03, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Talapus and Olallie Lakes
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
- Agency: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
- Trails: Talapus Lake (#1039)
- Avg Rating: 3.52
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
The road to this trailhead was fine. Some big potholes but nothing that can't be avoided. There was no problem finding the trail and making it all the way to the lake, which is 100% clear of ice and zero bugs.
The trail was absolutely fine until about a mile below Olallie lake at which point is covered in very mushy snow but still totally passable. We didn't even try to find a spot to cross the river and look for the trail to Pratt Lake. Instead we just stayed on one side and went to Olallie.
Gorgeous view across the lake of wispy clouds floating up the mountainside. On the way up there were some great spots to stand alongside the very fast river and lots really pretty, wet, flora all throughout the forest. Great to see spring starting again.
Well worth a day hike in the early season, though bring good boots because everything is muddy and wet.