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Day Hike - Talapus and Olallie Lakes

Talapus and Olallie Lakes

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  • Sun, Oct 4, 2009
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
9:00 AM at Issaquah P&R; (Tibbetts Field)
This moderate hike is very popular, and this time of year is great to go as the bugs are gone, the crowds have thinned out, and even if it's raining, the lakes are still very pleasant. I haven't been in several years, so it's time to go back! The trail begins on an overgrown logging road through an old clearcut, enters forest shade and switchbacks up a hillside to a marshy area below Talapus Lake. Paths here branch in several directions. The main trail crosses the outlet on a bridge and at 2.0 miles comes to Talapus Lake. The trail continues 1.25 miles to Olallie Lake. We'll leave town late-morning, visit both lakes, and shoot for being back in the mid afternoon or early evening.
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