Beginner Snowshoe - Keechelus Lake & John Wayne Trail


Beginner Snowshoe - Keechelus Lake & John Wayne Trail

A FAMILY SNOWSHOE day trip near beautiful Hyak Pass. Parents, grandchildren, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins...bring the whole family and let's all enjoy winter together! Gear and hot drinks provided by The Mountaineers.

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at Hyak Sno-Park parking area at 9am.

This day trip will be an awesome family Even the adults have fun!.jpgwinter adventure: snowshoeing, hot drinks, and lots of snow play!

Route information: We will follow the Iron Horse - John Wayne Trail along the western shore of Lake Keechelus. This gentle trail used to be a railroad so it is wide and relatively level, making it a great kid-friendly trail for learning how to snowshoe.

Gear: The Mountaineers will provide all snowshoeing gear (snowshoes and poles)! Please wear proper snow play attire.

Getting there: Take Exit 54 off of I-90 (2 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto WA-906 and then an almost immediate left to stay on WA-906. Continue about 0.4 miles and turn right. The Hyak Sno-Park will be on your right (WTA). *We will set up a carpooling page for participants.*



Keechelus Lake & John Wayne Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


  • Sturdy winter boots
  • Snow pants
  • Snow jacket (or waterproof jacket)
  • Layers
  • Winter hat
  • Snacks
  • Water
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