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74 Hikes
Hex Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 5034.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.70
(10 votes)
Hex Mountain is now located partially on private property please and is inaccessible to vehicles.
 
 
Elbow Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3740 ft.
Highest Point: 5710.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.38
(8 votes)
Be prepared for a real spring workout to reach Elbow Peak and its grand vista of peaks in the central and south Cascades. Along the way, be sure to stop and view the multitude of flowers.
 
 
Yellow Hill

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2827 ft.
Highest Point: 5527.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(8 votes)
In the aftermath of the 2017 Jolly Mountain fire, this forest walk to a wonderful viewpoint has become a study in the effects of fire. Even so, the spring flowers are a beautiful contrast and the vista includes Mount Rainier.
 
 
Lemah Meadow

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
1.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 3250.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Lemah Meadow is a marshy clearing set at the foot of Lemah Mountain. Although the meadow lies along the Pacific Crest Trail, it is most easily reached by the Pete Lake Trail. A couple of scenic campsites make this a fun alternative to staying at the busy shores of Pete Lake.
 
 
Hyas Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 3500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(10 votes)
The relatively flat hike to this long, shallow lake makes an excellent destination for families with children or an easy overnight camping trip.
 
 
Hex Mountain Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 5034.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(14 votes)
A steep but rewarding Cascades snowshoe with great views from the summit. Low avalanche risk makes this a popular winter destination.
 
 
Iron Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2360 ft.
Highest Point: 6160.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(10 votes)
Get a great workout and some incredible views on this steep, dry trail in the Teanaway.
 
 
Squaw Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4850.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
Get a taste of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on this short climb to a small but scenic lake. The trail winds from a lush meadow into old growth forest. Whether as a short day trek or a first-time overnight, a hike to Squaw Lake is worth the long road in.
 
 
Bean Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1143 ft.
Highest Point: 6743.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
From Bean Creek Basin, a combination of boot trail and scramble lead to the high point 6743, known as Bean Peak. The 360 degree views provide a great perspective for the peaks of the Teanaway and to the north, the Stuart Range.
 
 
Magnet Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 4400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
Hike this unmaintained trail on the dry side of the Cascades. It's a scenic, wildflower wonderland, if you're willing and able to route-find your way to the ridge.
 
 
Miller Peak Loop

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 6400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
Try this long loop for a challenging day hike. There’s not much in the way of camping options, but it’s a great trainer, and you’ll enjoy views of the Stuart Range, but only after you do a little bushwhacking and a lot of climbing. Bring as much water as you can carry – you’ll parallel creeks on the way in and on the way out, but the majority of the hike is high and dry.
 
 
Red Mountain Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3560 ft.
Highest Point: 5880.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Spectacular views into Alpine Lakes Wilderness, from the Teanaway backcountry and The Enchantments to the east, Mount Daniel and surrounding peaks to the north, to Snoqualmie mountain ranges to the west. As always, Mount Rainier solemnly guarding the south as always.
 
 
Polallie Ridge

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 5300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(12 votes)
Heading right up the nose of the ridge it’s named after, Polallie will give you a workout. It’s steep, it’s rocky, and there are very few views. Head all the way to Diamond Lake for an overnight, go further into the Alpine Lakes wilderness, or call it quits whenever your glutes have had enough.
 
 
Peggy's Pond

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
Access to such a grand location, with such ease, should be illegal. For the low admission price of a half dozen miles one can gain entrance to a primordial world of receding glaciers, wildflower carpeted meadows, and purple mountains majesties. The last mile to the lake will test many hikers’ nerves but the rewards are worth it. This pond is an excellent destination unto itself. It is also a stepping stone to more ambitious cross country ramblings in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
 
 
North Scatter Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
Hike a steep trail up to a high pass in the Wenatchee mountains above the upper Cle Elum River.
 
 
Mineral Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 2570 ft.
Highest Point: 4900.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
Here's a quiet but extremely rough trail that provides access to the Pacific Crest Trail from Salmon La Sac.
 
 
Miller Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 6400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.86
(7 votes)
Miller Peak is an excellent, challenging day hike, which gains 3200 feet to the high point. But all that climbing affords you breathtaking views of the Stuarts, and much of the Teanaway area, as well as Mount Rainier.
 
 
Thorp Mountain via Knox Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1734 ft.
Highest Point: 5854.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.90
(10 votes)
This short, steep in places, route to Thorp Mountain has flowers, berries, and views along the way. The big payoff is the grand vista from the lookout, as befits its location as the highest point for many miles in all directions.
 
 
Roslyn Urban Forest

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1258 ft.
Highest Point: 3486.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A multi-use trail system in the city of Roslyn, the trails here offer a variety of outings that can be enjoyed by many different users. Views here extend across the Teanaway Valley to the snow covered peaks of the Stuart Range and even Mount Rainier in the southern distance.
 
 
Iron Peak Loop

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
14.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 6387.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.55
(11 votes)
A strenuous loop hike in the Teanaway area of Washington. Cross two mountain passes, hike alongside of a creek, and climb, climb, climb to some excellent views.
 
 
Bean Creek Basin

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
4.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(24 votes)
A sub-alpine meadow teeming with wildflowers greets hikers who make their way up the Bean Creek Basin. Beginning along Beverly Creek as it tumbles past the trailhead, the trail then climbs up Bean Creek to the colorful meadow from which it is fed.
 
 
Jolly Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
13.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 6440.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.62
(8 votes)
Rising close to 4,000 feet out of the Cle Elum River Valley to meet the Yellow Hill Trail, the Jolly Mountain Trail presents a vigorous climb to a rambunctious ridgeline and perky panoramic summit with breathtaking mountain range views for miles of West Teanaway, the Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams that you are likely to have all to yourself.
 
 
Johnson Creek - Medra Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2250 ft.
Highest Point: 5420.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.70
(10 votes)
Snag views of Mount Stuart, the Enchantment range and much of the North Fork Teanaway Valley on this less-traveled trail in the Teanaway. Wildflowers, rivers, and a healthy workout all precede the views many seek at Medra Pass.
 
 
Howson Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3400 ft.
Highest Point: 5700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
Following an abandoned trail, Howson Creek provides an enjoyable hike in light forest. The trail is steep and the tread is narrow, but it offers progressively better views above 4000 feet, north toward Thorp Mountain and the Snoqualmie Peaks, especially from West Sasse Peak.
 
 
Hawkins Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3360 ft.
Highest Point: 7160.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
This is a pleasant hike through sparse east-of-snoqualmie pine forests. Once off trail, you will be ascending alpine meadows of kinnikinnick, heather, low blueberries until you reach the talus and rocky top of the peak.
 
 
French Cabin Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 4800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.43
(7 votes)
This short trail guides hikers through open forest to a junction with the Kachess Ridge Trail, where you can continue on to Thorp Lookout or just a little longer wander along the ridge.
 
 
French Cabin Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1750 ft.
Highest Point: 5580.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
Hike to the three summits of French Cabin Mountain ending with a class-3 scramble on West Peak.
 
 
County Line

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1875 ft.
Highest Point: 5700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
A multi-use trail connecting with the Teanaway Ridge Trail and continuing on to Miller Peak.
 
 
Cooper River

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.36
(11 votes)
Kids will love this hike because there’s so much to see: a rushing river, a lush old-growth forest dotted with wildflowers and, if you’re lucky, plenty of wildlife.
 
 
De Roux Creek - Gallagher Head Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.57
(7 votes)
Take a trip through the fragrant Teanaway forest, along a burbling creek, and up to a large lake, where equestrians, ORVers, mountain bikers, and hikers can all enjoy the majestic scenery.