Aug 12, 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
We had a great hike up to Melakwa Lake on a hot day. The trailhead, per descriptions and reports, was busy, and there were indeed crowds up to the falls at Denny Creek. Above the falls, it was still pretty busy, and there were more than a dozen people at the lake itself. We lunched and swam (OK, just dipped in and out -- it's cold!), enjoying the lack of bugs on this warm August day. On the way back out, we saw maybe three dozen people playing in Denny Creek. What a beautiful day to be in the woods.
Some wildflowers -- pearly everlasting, columbine, tall bluebells, penstamon, sitka valerian, wild strawberry, a few queen's cup and even one lone, lingering tiger lily.