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Low Mountain

Snoqualmie Region > Snoqualmie Pass
47.4348, -121.4693 Map & Directions
Length
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
3300 feet
Highest Point
5420 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
View from Low Mountain of Tuscohatchie Lake. Photo by John W. Porter.
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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit

A scramble up a mountain just off I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass. Route finding and climbing experience required. Continue reading

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Hiking Low Mountain

Low Mountain doesn't get many visitors who prefer a visible trail. Most hikers start at the Denny Creek trailhead and head to Melakwa Lake or nearby waterfalls. But if you're in it for the scramble, the rewards are a nice hike in the wintertime.

The scramble starts just after the Denny Creek crossing. Heading up to the basin, the way is relatively clear, but the elevation gain kicks in on your way to the upper meadows. Once on the ridge, the trail becomes easier to follow all the way to the summit.

Be careful at the top, it can be very windy, and cornices of snow are always a danger.

Low Mountain

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4348, -121.4693 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit

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 Seattle: Take I-90 east to the Denny Creek Exit before Snoqualmie Pass. On the north side of the highway, take the Denny Creek Road between the divided highway as far as they have plowed it. Park there.

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Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region > Snoqualmie Pass

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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