Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Hike

Youth activity

Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Hike - Talapus Lake Trail

Lake hike!

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,220 ft

Let's go check out a couple of lakes!

Lunch at the second lake, maybe we'll take a dip if we are comfortable.

Meet at the trailhead at 8am!
Lunch at a lake (aiming for the second lake)
Back to the cars by 1pm.

Trip Sheet:


Parking: Northwest Forest Pass required

The Pathfinders and Nomads will spend the day hiking!

Trip Sheet:


Parking: Northwest Forest Pass required

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email [] to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

*To sign up for Pathfinder/Nomad combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Talapus Lake Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • 10 Essentials
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back (optional)

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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