Melakwa Lake


Day Hike - Melakwa Lake

Brisk hike with a small group to a lovely mountain lake.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,650 ft

Meet at Tibbets Park and Ride at 7:00AM or trailhead off of Exit 47, I-90, at 8:00AM.  

This ultra-popular destination should be much less populated on a Monday morning. We'll lunch on the peninsula of Lower Melakwa, explore Upper Melakwa a bit, then head back. This will not be a conditioner pace, but will be moderately brisk with few breaks. 

Northwest Forest Pass  required.


Melakwa Lake

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
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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