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Results List

122 Hikes

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
22.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.31
(26 votes)
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

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

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 3200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.48
(33 votes)
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

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
Exclamation Point Rock is a geological rarity in Washington, and part of the developing Teanaway Community Forest. Right now it is difficult to access this location without trespassing on private property. Hikers are discouraged from visiting this area.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

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

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.42
(12 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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2290 ft.
Highest Point: 5550 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(14 votes)
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)
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)
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

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
A section of the longer Palouse to Cascades Trail.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
A summit climb on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass. Gear and expertise required.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2484 ft.
Highest Point: 5884 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.18
(11 votes)
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

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 5300 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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2560 ft.
Highest Point: 6080 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.62
(13 votes)
The relentless but scenic climb up to Paddy-Go-Easy Pass is often used to access scrambling routes on nearby peaks, or further adventures beyond the pass. On its own, the Paddy-Go-Easy Pass trail offers views of Tucquala Lake and Mount Daniel as well as The Cradle and mountain ranges to the east.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6200 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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 4300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
A scramble off of I-90 near Cle Elum. Route-finding experience recommended.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
13.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4223 ft.
Highest Point: 7223 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.54
(24 votes)
From Navaho Pass, the trail to Navaho Peak is siren-like, pulling you towards the summit long after you realize how tired you are. But for peak-baggers, or those simply interested in getting a gorgeous view from a relatively easy-to-navigate peak, the views are worth the extra effort.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 2570 ft.
Highest Point: 4900 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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.78
(9 votes)
Scenic Marmot Lake is reachable from both Highway 2 or the Salmon La Sac area, but either way will be a challenge -- it's 14 miles via Deception Pass, or more than 10 miles from the Tucquala Meadows Trailhead.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Gain: 3143 ft.
Highest Point: 6680 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A class 2 scramble to Mary's Peak in the Teanaway, featuring stunning views of the Stuart Range. Climbing experience recommended.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 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.