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Hyas Lake

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
47.5452, -121.0984 Map & Directions
Length
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
100 feet
Highest Point
3500 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
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  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

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Northwest Forest Pass

The relatively flat hike to this long, shallow lake makes an excellent destination for families with children or an easy overnight camping trip. Continue reading

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Hiking Hyas Lake

The relatively flat hike to this long, shallow lake makes an excellent destination for families with children or an easy overnight camping trip.

Follow the Cle Elum River Trail as it moves through wooded forest and over bubbling streams while surrounded by a bevy of local berries: thimbleberry, bunchberry, mountain ash and huckleberry.

The initial gentle incline flattens out after the first half a mile as you continue through the woods. After one mile, the forest begins to open as the trail nears the lower portion of the main lake.

Listen for birds singing in the forested canopy, as they tend to gravitate toward the lake—this means you’re close. At two miles the lake comes into view. Arriving at the lower shores, you'll find plenty of picnic and camping options. The trail continues to the upper lake to offer incredible views of Cathedral Rock and Mount Daniel, which create a striking contrast to the flat valley holding the lake.

Return by the same route.

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Hike Description Written by
Kristen Sapowicz, WTA Correspondent

Hyas Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5452, -121.0984 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-90 take exit 80. Drive north on SR-903 to Salmon la Sac. Fork right and continue up Cle Elum Valley Road (FR-4330) for 12 rough miles to the trailhead.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Hyas Lake (#1376)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (Nelson & Bauer - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

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