Trails for everyone, forever

Home Go Outside Hiking Guide

Hiking Guide

WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

We respectfully acknowledge the lands we are visiting are the homelands of Indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest, some of whom have reserved treaty rights on these lands. Tribes continue to rely on and share in the management of these lands today. Please tread gently and treat these places with respect.

Results List

79 Hikes

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 476 ft.
Highest Point: 3586 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.88
(8 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
The trail to Stirrup Lake is a road less traveled and a moderate hike through second-growth forest to a serene alpine lake tucked between Big Muffin and Meadow Mountain, paying tremendous dividends for lovers of huckleberries, wildflowers, and riparian fauna.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1260 ft.
Highest Point: 4700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.17
(12 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
  • Fall foliage

Trail closed: Wildfire

With a low-key walk that merges into a steep uphill climb, and an optional extension to visit a fire lookout, the trail to Thorp Lake offers a range of hiking experiences crammed into one 2.6-mile trail.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2484 ft.
Highest Point: 5884 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.18
(11 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Trail closed: Wildfire

It’s possible to reach the lookout on top of Thorp Mountain four different ways. But this route offers a nice detour to a little lake, where you can have a snack and size up your objective before continuing on your way.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
22.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.31
(26 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
Spectacle Lake is truly worthy of the name - it's quite a sight to see. Nestled at the base of Chikamin Ridge and just a short jaunt from the Pacific Crest Trail, this lake is one of the true gems of Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 3200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(34 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
The Pete Lake trail is a mild-mannered path with something to offer for hikers, campers, children, birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and aquaphiles. This even-tempered route follows the Cooper River 4.5 miles to its headwater, passing through a diverse old-growth forest and terminating at an alpine lake sitting in the shadows of Big Summit Chief and Chimney Rock.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.56
(9 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 2570 ft.
Highest Point: 4900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
A quiet but sometimes rough trail that provides access to the Pacific Crest Trail from Salmon La Sac.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.32
(101 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Lakes
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Fall foliage
There's no question why Ingalls Lake is one of the most popular destinations in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is a stunning blue lake, set high in a basin beneath rocky peaks, showcasing striking Mount Stuart as its backdrop. The trail to this treasure is filled with delights, both for the summer adventurer as well as for those hikers who appreciate fall colors. Views of the craggy Esmeralda Peaks, a walk through beautiful Headlight Basin plus a pretty picture of the imposing Stuart Range are just a few of the wonders along the way.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 3500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.64
(11 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
The relatively flat hike to this long, shallow lake makes an excellent destination for families with children or an easy overnight camping trip.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
1.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 1114 ft.
Highest Point: 5520 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
  • Lakes
This is a lateral trail off the PCT north of Waptus Lake.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.57
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.05
(44 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Navaho Pass is an excellent introduction to the Teanaway area. Rife with wildflowers, fascinating geology, and just enough elevation gain to keep it interesting, this hike has just about everything that the Teanaway is known for.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 4800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.43
(7 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 6250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.29
(17 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids
Longs Pass provides unbelievable views, but only after an unbelievable amount of elevation gain. In less than 3 miles, you'll climb more than 2000 feet in elevation -- that's quite like climbing a staircase for three miles. It's shady the first half, but soon comes out into an exposed area; bring as much water as you can carry!
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.46
(13 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(8 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1750 ft.
Highest Point: 5960 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.27
(26 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
Esmeralda Basin promises hikers the opportunity to walk through old forest, meadows brimming with wildflowers, and along rocky hillsides, all while enjoying the striking scenery of the jagged and craggy Esmeralda Peaks.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 6031 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(15 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
The Teanaway is a fabulous drainage with year-round opportunities. Koppen sits on an easily accessed ridge line which lacks the crowds of many of the other hikes in this area. Commanding views of the Stuart Range, and further away, the Pacific Crest make for stunning scenery. Although this trail’s rewards are an end unto itself, it may also easily be combined with numerous other peaks, ridgelines, or drainages for longer loop trails.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 5034 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(12 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes
Hex Mountain is now located partially on private property please and is inaccessible to vehicles.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
A snowy ramble along a river east of Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2290 ft.
Highest Point: 5550 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(14 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Fall foliage
While commonly used to access the Alpine Lakes backcountry, the trail up to Cathedral Pass is a worthy destination on its own. Old growth forest, lakes, subalpine meadows, and an up-close view of the dominating Cathedral Rock make for a satisfying and scenic day hike or short overnight.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
Snowshoe around a lake in the Salmon La Sac area; you'll share the area with motorized users, as well.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2003 ft.
Highest Point: 6443 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes
Use this route to access the summit of this Teanaway peak, and you'll be pleased to find it's half as short as the standard 13-mile roundtrip approach. The trailside environment is stark, since this area burned recently, and while life is rebounding here, it’s still more austere than jolly. Note that this summit is also accessible via the West Fork Teanaway Trail, Yellow Hill, and Jolly Creek or Paris Creek, though all those are multi-mile treks, deserving of overnighting, or at least a very early start.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Ridges/passes
Climb on an old sheep driveway. It's a steep trek past a junction with the County Line Trail to meadows, where the faint, sometimes invisible trail can be followed up to a 6200-foot pass.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 5730 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
  • Ridges/passes
A lovely ridge walk to a somewhat underwhelming mountaintop, with connections to other destinations in the area.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.26
(31 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Lakes
A beautiful granite basin housing two sparkling lakes and big views. Explorations abound with nearly a dozen lakes to look down upon or explore around.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
15.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
Visitors to Sasse Ridge in the winter should have winter travel experience, a route planned, and the ability identify and understand avalanche risk in the backcountry.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3560 ft.
Highest Point: 5880 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Lakes
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 950 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
Waptus Pass Trail connects Pete Lake Trail with the Waptus River Trail, climbing steeply out of the Salmon La Sac area to Pete Lake and Waptus Lake to reach Waptus Pass.