Melakwa Lake


Day Hike - Melakwa Lake

Another of my favorite lakes. The shoreline and setting of this lake is beautiful. It is work to get there, but well worth it.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,650 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,600 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We will meet at the Tibbetts P&R in Issaquah, about 7:00 am. Details will be shared with registered hikers.

This is a rocky, sometimes rough trail. Good balance and strength is needed to do it safely. The hike is open to hikers that are fully vaccinated against Covid.


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

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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