Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)


Day Hike - Snow Lake (Snoqualmie)

After Hours hike to the ridge above Snow Lake

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

Meet at 3:30 pm at High Point Way/Exit 20 off I-90 to carpool to Snoqualmie Pass

The saddle above Snow Lake on the official trail is a good stopping point, for snacks and lake views. Note that we will not be descending to Snow Lake since the trail from the ridge line is still completely snow covered at this time of year. Pace will be on the slow side of moderate but steady. Don't forget the headlamps, just in case.


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
  • 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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