Commonwealth Basin


Basic Snowshoe - Commonwealth Basin

Weekday, easy-to-access snowshoe to a beautiful valley at Snoqualmie Pass. Snowshoe along Commonwealth Creek with possible views of Guye Peak. Easy start time and no weekend crowds!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at 9AM ready to snowshoe at parking area for West Summit Snoqualmie (Exit 52). Details will be sent prior to the trip.

We’ll go at a moderate pace with a short snack/lunch break at the turn around point. The plan is to follow the approximate route of the Old Commonwealth Trail, staying on the east side of Commonwealth Creek and turn around in the Basin for an approximate 5 mile trip. Option to extend length depending on the group’s desire.

Please adhere to Covid protocols including masks/neck gaiters when close to others. Trip may be postponed/cancelled depending on avalanche risk/ road conditions.


Commonwealth Basin

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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