Talapus Lake Trail


Day Hike - Talapus Lake Trail

After hours conditioning hike.

  • Wed, May 25, 2016
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, Adults, Retired Rovers, 20-30 Somethings
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,220 ft

4:30 PM at I-90 High Point  Exit 20, Issaquah.

WTA lists 6.2 mi. round trip and 1220 ft elev. gain. The club says  4 mi. RT, 1220 ft. elev. gain. The US Forest Service description adds up to 6.8 mi. RT.  Whichever is correct, we should be able to complete the hike in daylight  by hiking at a moderate pace. (But don't forget your headlamp.) This is a nice hike to two alpine lakes.


Talapus Lake Trail

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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