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123 Hikes
Koppen Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 6031.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.85
(13 votes)
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.
 
 
Sasse Ridge

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 5730.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
A lovely ridge walk to a somewhat underwhelming mountaintop, with connections to other destinations in the area.
 
 
Teanaway Community Forest - Exclamation Point 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.
 
 
Iron Peak via Tooth Saddle Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3050 ft.
Highest Point: 6500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
This alternate approach to Iron Peak begins at the Beverly Turnpike trailhead.
 
 
Deep Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
14.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(8 votes)
This trail takes hikers up close and personal with Cathedral Rock before dropping down to the shores of Deep Lake.
 
 
Beverly Turnpike

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2350 ft.
Highest Point: 5800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(8 votes)
Spanning the Wenatchee Mountains and offering views of the backside of the Enchantment Peaks, the Beverly Turnpike trail (named for the two creeks it parallels) offers a straightforward out-and-back hike to a pass, or a more rugged thru-hike into the Ingalls Creek drainage. It also can be used to create loop hikes, or access nearby peaks. Hikers share this trail with mountain bikes and horses, and it isn’t uncommon to see occasional evidence of them along the way.
 
 
Cooper Lake Snowshoe

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.
 
 
Cooper River Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2900.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
A snowy ramble along a river east of Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 
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.
 
 
West Fork Teanaway River

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2800 ft.
Highest Point: 5750.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
Hiking through a deep canyon with a riparian zone, old-growth, and cliffs, this dramatic trail parallels the river with several crossings. In places, it climbs high above the river to avoid cliffs and other obstructions in the deep, rugged canyon.
 
 
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.
 
 
Spade Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
25.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.38
(13 votes)
Spade Lake is a lovely, lonesome lake nestled in a rocky cirque high on Mount Daniel. It is one of the most remote lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
 
 
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.
 
 
Lake Vicente

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
This is a lateral trail off the PCT north of Waptus Lake.
 
 
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.
 
 
Paddy-Go-Easy Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2560 ft.
Highest Point: 6080.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(10 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.
 
 
Cathedral Rock

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2290 ft.
Highest Point: 5550.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.31
(13 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Pete Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 3200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(30 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.
 
 
Escondido Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
Take a short side trip from Waptus Pass to a small, shallow lake on Polallie Ridge.
 
 
Marmot Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 4500.0 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.
 
 
Thorp Mountain Lookout via Thorp Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2484 ft.
Highest Point: 5884.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.11
(9 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Lake Ingalls

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.28
(95 votes)
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Jolly Mountain via Sasse Ridge Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2003 ft.
Highest Point: 6443.0 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.
 
 
Palouse to Cascades Trail - South Cle Elum Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

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