Melakwa Lake

A moderate/strenuous 9 mile hike with 2650 ft in elevation gain. The trail features a walk under I-90, Denny Creek waterslide, two waterfalls and a grand view of Chair Peak with a crystal water lake at it's base.

getting there

Head east on I-90 from Seattle to exit 47 Denny Creek/Tinkham Road. At the exit, turn left and cross the freeway. After a quarter-mile turn right at the sign on FR58. After another quarter-mile, turn right. Continue 2.5 miles turn left past the Denny Creek Camp. Continue over the bridge.  Past the bridge, it's a quarter-mile to the trailhead.

FOr leaders

Permit information

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 or carry a digital copy on their phone.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,650 ft
  • 4,600 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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