Melakwa Lake


Day Hike - Melakwa Lake

LOCATION CHANGED DUE TO WILDFIRES. Previous location was Palisades Lakes.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,650 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at the trailhead 7:15 and be ready to hike at 7:30. More info will be send out 48 hours prior to trip. 

We will have a "trail briefing” prior to the hike. After a quick de-brief, we will then depart.

Pace will be 1.5-2.0 mph. We will keep a steady, moderate pace and take plenty of breaks for pictures and to admire this magic place. If you are a fast hiker and don't like frequent stops, you may consider skipping this one. 

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.


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

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