Snoqualmie Mountain

Snoqualmie Mountain is a scramble of 6 miles with 3,200 feet of gain.

getting there

Take Exit 52 off of I-90, drive to the Alpental Ski area and park at the Snow Lake trailhead (3,120 ft).

Approach & Ascent

Find the boot path about 50 feet to the right of the Snow Lake trailhead. The boot path goes to the base of Snoqualmie Mountain and Guye Peak. Follow boot path staying left at all intersections until reaching the basin. Then go left to gain the ridge and follow ridge to summit.


  • Best done when the snow is gone from the lower elevations.
  • Most parties only summit the North Peak.
  • A boot path can be found to the summit in late season making this more of a hike than a scramble.

information FOr leaders


As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use". Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • 6,278 ft
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass

Upcoming Activities

Experience Scramble - Snoqualmie Mountain

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
The experience scramble is a one day field trip where actual summits are attempted and
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sat, May 14, 2022
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 1 instructor
Registration closes May 13
Everett Branch
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