Gold Creek Basin


Beginner Snowshoe - Gold Creek Basin

Gold Creek Basin

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
9:00 AM at Gold Creek Sno-Park
Basic Snowshoe course students only, as needed to fulfill requirements for graduation! This trip will be instructional.

Sno-Park permit needed. Groomed trails permit designation NOT needed.

To get there, from Seattle drive east on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass to exit 54, 2 miles east of the pass's summit. Exit I-90, turn left, cross under the freeway, and just a few hundred feet north of the highway interchange, turn right onto a narrow paved road and drive east parallel to the freeway for 1 mile. Cars generally line both sides of this road, as the shoulder is the primary parking area for the long Gold Creek Sno-Park. Park at the end of the plowed road, near the small bridge over the stream connecting Mardee Lake to Keechelus Lake.

Gold Creek Basin

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Chikamin Peak

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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