Talapus and Olallie Lakes
Jul 07, 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
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
We arrived around 9am and the lot and 1/4 mile before the trailhead on the road was filled with cars. A WTA work party was getting instructions as we passed by the trailhead. Thank you WTA volunteers!
The road to the trailhead has some potholes but the drive was relatively easy. It does get narrower towards the trailhead and with all the cars parked there, it was a tight fit.
The first part of the trail to Talapus Lake is good but there is some mud. Halfway between Talapus Lake and Olallie Lake at about 3500 feet the trail has large snow patches and slick mud for about 1/4 of a mile. The last 1/2 mile or so before Olallie Lake is snow free.
We ate lunch by Olallie Lake and enjoyed the view of the water and Granite Mountain before heading back down the trail.