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Trail Creek

Snoqualmie Region


Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
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9.4 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1840 ft.
Highest Point: 4750 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

Take the Trail Creek Trail through dry forest on the east side of the Cascade Range. A large fire burned through here more than 100 years ago, opening up the forest and offering views through the remaining trees of the surrounding mountains.

Trail Creek Trail connects with the Waptus River Trail to gain access to beautiful, big Waptus Lake. Other destinations lie at junctions along the way -- 2.1 miles from the trailhead, a turnoff for Squaw Lake and Cathedral Rock promise a beautiful day hike, while further along, the Lake Michael Trail offers exploration of a beautiful high alpine lake.

Waptus Lake is certainly the most popular destination for those hiking the Trail Creek Trail, and WTA crews have worked in past years to improve it for those seeking a weekend backcountry escape.


Trail Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5431, -121.0976 Open map in new window


Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Trail Creek (#1322)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208

Getting There

Access the Tucquala Meadows trailhead from I-90. 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.

To access Trail Creek from Salmon La Sac, drive I-90 to exit 80, Rosyln/Salmon La Sac. Turn left on Bullfrog Road and follow for 2.8 miles. At this traffic circle take the second exit onto WA-903 N/Salmon La Sac Road. Head north through the town of Roslyn and follow the Salmon La Sac Road for 16.7 miles to a Y take the left fork across a bridge to the Salmon La Sac campground. Campground entrance is to the left. Take a right and follow the road 0.5 miles to the trailhead.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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