Guye Peak, Snoqualmie Mountain & Cave Ridge (Alpental)

Scramble one, two or all three of these peaks near Snoqualmie Pass. They all start on a boot path near the Snow Lake Trailhead.

Temporary Closure

6/3/2022 Update: The Snow Lake Trail is closed this summer for trail reconstruction. Work begins July 16 and will be completed by October. See the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest's 2022 Trail Closures on the I-90 Corridor web page for more info.

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

Guye Peak/North Route (5,168 ft)

5.0 miles round trip, 2,200 of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 2, technical 3

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 to boulder field (~4,250 ft) taking the right branch (signed) to the ridge. Then turn right,  pass a tarn and continue on to the summit.

Snoqualmie Mountain (6,278 ft)

6.0 miles round trip, 3,200 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2

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.

Cave Ridge (5,270 ft)

Notes

  • A boot path can be found to the summit in late season making this more of a hike than a scramble.

Information for LEADERS

Permits

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 2, Technical 3
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • 5,168 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass
Activities

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Titles

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  • Guye Peak/North Route
  • Snoqualmie Mountain
  • Guye Peak & Snoqualmie Mountain
  • Guye Peak/North Route & Snoqualmie Mountain
  • Cave Ridge
  • Guye Peak & Cave Ridge
  • Guye Peak/North Route & Cave Ridge
  • Snoqualmie Mountain & Cave Ridge
  • Guye Peak, Snoqualmie Mountain & Cave Ridge
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