I'm happiest when enjoying what nature has on offer.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

During larch season this is a killer hike for scenery. Try to get there before sunrise to catch the sun as it comes up in Headlight Basin. Bonus, you avoid most of the people who arrive later and get the lake practically to yourself for awhile.

One of my favorite areas of the state. This an absolutely gorgeous hike, especially at peak wildflower season. Goats, elk, marmots, amazing views. Well worth the effort.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

Took a non-hiking friend here & it was just right for him. Buggy, but pleasant to sit by the lake and eat a snack while soaking in the sun in the summer.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

A nice stop to stretch the legs if you've been in the car heading East WA to West WA.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

The first backpacking trip I went on aftery busy with day hikers, but only a couple of other backpackers when we went in late June. I think the snow & nearly completely iced lake kept people away.

A classic rite of passage for all new arrivals to Seattle. Get there early & spend most of the afternoon if you want a good spot on the beach for sunset.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

This is a hike is buuuuuusy, due to its close proximity to Seattle. Go early to avoid most of the crowds.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

A good hike to take friends & family that don't normally hike.

Arrive early & try to catch the sunrise. Less people that way too. :)

I did this on a frosty week in mid November, which was perfect. I was there just after sunrise, so there were only one other pair of hikers & I had the cave to myself. If you cross over the hill to the right, you'll see a pair of frozen waterfalls.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

I did this hike with my grandparents who were both in their late 70's at the time. A beautiful, cloudy day in October hike.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

I can't even count how many times I've done this hike. Great for a rainy day. Don't expect it to be without crowds though, even on rainy days.

Enjoyable hike. Some exposed spots, so on hot days make sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and any four-legged buddies.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

Most avid hikers in the Seattle area have done this hike. Whether you do the old trail or new, it's not for those who rarely get out, unless you'll expect a bit of a spanking. Beautiful views of the Snoqualmie Valley if the day is clear.

Jen L

over 4 years ago

Crossed the log jam and did an overnight next to this beauty of a lake. SUPER CROWDED on the weekends. Go on the weekday. Trust me.