Tacoma Explorers Hike

Field trip: Tacoma Explorers - Fall

Tacoma Explorers Hike - Snow Lake (Snoqualmie)

Tacoma Explorers go for a hike!

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  • Moderate, Strenuous 4, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,400 ft

Rally at Snow Lakes Trailhead at 0830. 


From Tacoma, drive north on I-5 to exit 142 for WA-18. Take HWY 18 East until it intersects with I-90. Drive east on I-90 to exit 52, signed for Snoqualmie Pass West. Turn left (north), crossing under the freeway. Take the second right, traveling 1.3 miles to the end of the road at the Alpental Ski Area parking lot.


Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please bring appropriate layers including a rain and insulating layer as well as sturdy boots as we'll be hiking  in areas that will be occasionally muddy  and slippery. Recent trip reports don't note any snow on the trail but do talk about the probability of wet feet. Leader will bring a first aid kit; participants are responsible for their own food, 10 essentials and any other things that they deem necessary for a successful hike!

Trip Reports