Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)

Trip

Day Hike - Snow Lake

Super Popular hike, that should not be crowded on a autumn weekday (Revised date)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

The official meeting place is the East Sunset Trailhead parking lot in Issaquah at 8:00 AM. It is 100 yards south of I-90 at exit #18.  The address is 665 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA. We can carpool from there to the trailhead.

If you are coming from the south-end up SR 18, please make a note of that in the carpool notes so you can arrange a carpool from the Maple Valley/Kent area AND/OR we can meet you in North Bend.

This trip was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was changed due to the weather.

Based on the speed of the group and the weather, we might hike up to Gem Lake or maybe just to the outlet on the northeast side of Snow Lake.

Route/Place

Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
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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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