Top Adventures in Snoqualmie Pass

  • Snowshoe Kendall Peak Lakes

    This hike starts at the Gold Creek sno-park. You need the sno-park and discover pass for this. Park on the side of the road and start hiking up from there. Hike road up and up and up! It's very compact snow (at the moment, that will change fast wi...

    9 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike Gold Creek Pond

    The quintessential family friendly hike,  Gold Creek Pond is a simple yet spectacular hike next to Snoqualmie Pass. Easily accessible from the top of the pass (4.5 miles, 12 minute drive), the Gold Creek Pond hike is a simple addition to any itine...

    1 miles

  • Snowshoe Gold Creek Pond

    Since the parking lot is not plowed in the winter you have to park along the main road next to the drive way toward the hike. Once to the trial head it is smooth sailing the rest of the hike. When I went the snow was compacted so snowshoes were no...

    4 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike-In and Camp at Alaska Lake

    Driving Directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 54 (signed "Hyak"). Turn left (north) under the freeway and right on the frontage road marked "Gold Creek." After about 0.5 mile turn left (north) on Gold Creek Road (Forest Road 4832), a...

  • Backpack to Lake Lillian

    We backpacked our way to Lillian Lake and set up camp. There is a trail that lead around the lake and a trail that leads up to Rampart Lakes and Rachael Lake as well. We found a few more camps spots on Lillian Lake, then we noticed that only ONE o...

    9 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Margaret Lake

    Starting at an elevation of 3,300 feet, begin the hike on a steep gravel road for 1/4 of a mile. Take a left onto a dirt road that will lead to an area of clear cuts and windy switchbacks.As daunting as this may seem, don't be discouraged. On a cl...

    6 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Hike Kendall Peak

    Kendall Peak is an easily accessible summit hike just off of Exit 52 of I-90 that offers spectacular 360-degree views of the entire Snoqualmie range. You’ll start out in the PCT parking lot where you’ll need a NW Forest Pass to park, or pay the da...

    9.2 miles 2800 ft gain

  • Scramble Guye Peak

    There are quite a few ways up Guye Peak ranging from a simple walk up to multiple pitches of technical rock climbing.  Both of the routes described here start from the PCT parking lot north of exit 52 of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass.  Some of the scram...

    4.5 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Climb Mount Thomson

    The West Ridge of Thomson is rated 5.6 and is 4-5 pitches depending on how you break it up. The East Ridge is some spicy 4th class and although people do scramble it, it is recommend to use a rope on the descent. The Approach Starting at the PCT t...

    16 miles 4500 ft gain

  • Ski Tour or Snowshoe Kendall Knob

    The area around Kendall Knob is great for snowshoeing or ski touring. It is particularly nice for ski touring because there are a variety of short tours at varying difficulty and on varying aspects. Skiers or those on snowshoe can begin their trip...

    3 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Franklin Falls

    This is an easy 2 mile roundtrip hike that leads to beautiful Franklin Falls. The trail is very well maintained and is easy for even young hikers to travel. The trail goes through the forest and along a gorge as you gain 400 feet in elevation to t...

    2 miles

  • Snowshoe to Franklin Falls

    Depending on the road conditions and where you parked, the hike will be somewhere between 5-6 miles roundtrip. I always advise checking the weather and Washington Trail Association trip reports for the latest information.  If conditions are ideal,...

    6 miles 400 ft gain

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    • North Bend, Washington

      Denny Creek Campground

      Overview Situated near the south fork of the Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Denny Creek Campground offers visitors stunning scenery and easy access to an abundance of rec...

    • North Bend, Washington

      Tinkham Campground

      Overview Tinkham Campground is located along the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It offers some of the most stunning scenery in Washington's North Cascades, as ...

    • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

      East Kachess Group Site

      Overview East Kachess Group Site is closed for the 2019 camping season. East Kachess Group Campground is tucked away on the eastern shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. He...

    • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

      Kachess

      Overview Kachess Campground sits just off the forested northwest shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Set in dense old-growth conifer forest and surrounded by high mountai...

    • North Bend, Washington

      Middle Fork Campground

      Overview This campground is located along the Middle Fork of the scenic Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.Beneath a canopy of towering Douglas fir, cedar and Western hemlock,...

    • Ronald, Washington

      Cle Elum River Group Site

      Overview Cle Elum River Group Campground is located within the Cle Elum River Campground situated just off its namesake river in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Set in a mixed-conifer forest ...

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