Jul 15, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Melakwa Lake
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
- Agency: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend office
- Trails: Melakwa Lake (#1011)
- Avg Rating: 3.96
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
The hike took about 4.5 hours including a lunch break at the lake. Although we encountered snow as we approached the lake, we never experienced any real difficulty following the trail. We did not carry a GPS. There were also a couple of blow-downs. However, these were also easy to navigate.
The snow is melting fast and sometimes looks firmer than it is- take your time and watch your footing. The melted snow is making its way down the trails so I recommend waterproof shoes.
Despite the obstacles, the trail was an easy day-hike and one which I would recommend. There were very, very few bugs and not many hikers ventured past the creek.
The ascent is continuous but not very strenuous. Some hikers used poles, which may have been helpful, but were not necessary.
Given a few weeks, I imagine this trail will be in great shape! In the meantime, if you don’t mind some water and snow, go for it!