Melakwa Lake

Trip

Day Hike - Melakwa Lake

We will hike to Melakwa lake with two short side trips to Mineral Gulch (geologically fascinating) and to Denny Creek near the falls to see moisture loving plants (such as butterwort).

Info
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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,650 ft
65th Street park and ride 7 AM.
Be prepared for some short periods of scrambling and a long hiking day, since the lake, once reached, is beguiling and demands exploration.
Route/Place

Melakwa Lake



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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