Snow Lake, Snoqualamie National Forest, WA

August 12th, 2003 · 4 Comments

View from the bottom of the hike up the mountain to Snow Lake.

Kelly & Jeff

Kelly & Jeff

Wildflowers by the restroom

A lodge you can stay overnight in.

The beginning of the trail.

Marc filling out the form before going on the trail.

Joanne hiking up the trail.

Some sort of berry was growing along the path.



Kelly on the path up the mountain

Joanne, Jeff, Kelly, Rachelle

Lichen on a rock

Jeff still on the way up

The top of the mountain

Looking down we have to climb down a bit to the lake

Rachelle near the top of the mountain overlooking Snow Lake, Alpine Lake Wilderness, Snoqualamie National Forest, WA


Joanne and Marc climbing down to the lake

Snow Lake

Snow Lake

Some sort of ruins

Hellebore plants

Kelly & Jeff

People lounging at Snow Lake

Eating dinner


On the way back up

Snow Lake is a secluded lake in the Alpine Lake Wilderness in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualamie National Forest in Washington State. The lake is fed from melted snow on the surrounding mountains. Joanne, Jeff’s sister, took Jeff, Kelly and I to Snow Lake along with her friend Marc. To get to the lake you must drive about an hour outside of Seattle and then hike up a mountain, about 3 miles and then hike down about another half mile (7 mile hike, roundtrip). Once at the lake, we ate a picnic dinner that Joanne had prepared for us. It was just enough energy to get us back 3 1/2 miles over the mountain to the car. Kelly and Jeff and I were glad that this was our first hike of the trip because it made every hike after it seem easy. Working so hard to get to the lake just made it that much more beautiful, though.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • mom

    Welcome back ! Great pics !

  • NG

    You take the greatest pictures. I think you missed your calling as a photographer.

  • el

    glad you’re back! :)
    looks like you had a fun time in the seattle area.

  • Tasmin

    I am trying to find a hike in this area. We would be going next Thursday when we visit Seattle. Do you think there would be many people? Do you think I could have my well behaved dog off leash – not necessarily officially, but will it be one of those crowded hikes where she would run in to many people?

    Could you suggest any other pretty hikes along the 90 corridor that we could take my dog?

    Thanks for the info
    please email me at