Surveyors Lake


Basic Snowshoe - Surveyors Lake

Moderate snowshoe (5-7 miles, 1500' gain) starting from Silver Fir Lodge at Snoqualmie Pass. Kick-start your three-day weekend with a fun trek to Surveyors Lake! [Note, this is an exploratory hike: The leader has not hiked this route, and parts may be off-trail or require some backtracking and route-finding. Location may change if conditions require. Mentored hike for new snowshoe hike leader.]

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,000 ft

8:15am at the Silver Fir Lodge parking lot (47.4005, -121.4069). No parking pass required. Please arrive a few minutes early and be geared up and ready to go by 8:15am. We'll leave by 8:30 if there are any no-shows.

Note: Restrooms at the trailhead won't be open yet, so please plan accordingly.

The goal is to reach Surveyors Lake, which may require some off-trail navigation and backpacking as we find our way. Along the way we may try to reach two other lakes (Hyak and/or Rockdale).

The group will stick together and make decisions as a group. We'll turn around if it gets too steep or brushy.

Pace will be moderate, especially on the steeper sections.


Surveyors Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials (for winter conditions)
  • Snowshoes (check bindings are in working condition and fitted to your boots)
  • Poles with snow baskets
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