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92 Hikes
Palouse to Cascades Trail - South Cle Elum Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
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A section of the longer Palouse to Cascades Trail.
 
 
Ewok Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
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This trail starts on the NW side of Roslyn and heads up the ridge.
 
 
Manastash Ridge - Prater Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Highest Point: 3580.0 ft.
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Part of the trail system at Manastash Ridge, the Prater trail allows hikers to make loops or alternate routes for the more well-known Westberg Trail.
 
 
West Fork Teanaway River

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2800 ft.
Highest Point: 5750.0 ft.
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Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
Hiking through a deep canyon with a riparian zone, old-growth, and cliffs, this dramatic trail parallels the river with several crossings. In places, it climbs high above the river to avoid cliffs and other obstructions in the deep, rugged canyon.
 
 
Manastash Ridge - Boy Scout Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Highest Point: 3580.0 ft.
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One of many trails on Manastash Ridge, the Boy Scout trail allows hikers to create loops or alternate routes to the summit of Manastash Ridge.
 
 
Esmeralda Peak Loop

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2940 ft.
Highest Point: 6000.0 ft.
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Average rating:
4.67
(3 votes)
Take a rugged trek through creek canyons, down a four-wheeling road, over a remote pass, and back down through a multi-use trail to complete a challenging loop hike. You may have equestrians, mountain bikers, and ORV users for company, but any type of user can appreciate the views you’ll get along the way.
 
 
No Name Ridge - Thorp Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5854.0 ft.
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4.00
(9 votes)
With wide open views at the top, Thorp Mountain is a worthwhile destination, even if the steep ascent to the peak might seem challenging.
 
 
Thorp Mountain Lookout via Thorp Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2484 ft.
Highest Point: 5884.0 ft.
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4.10
(10 votes)
It’s possible to reach the lookout on top of Thorp Mountain four different ways. But this route offers a nice detour to a little lake, where you can have a snack and size up your objective before continuing on your way.
 
 
Lake Vicente

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
2.1 miles, one-way
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3.00
(4 votes)
This is a lateral trail off the PCT north of Waptus Lake.
 
 
Spade Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
25.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
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3.60
(15 votes)
Spade Lake is a lovely, lonesome lake nestled in a rocky cirque high on Mount Daniel. It is one of the most remote lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
 
 
Spectacle Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
22.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4600.0 ft.
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4.36
(25 votes)
Spectacle Lake is truly worthy of the name - it's quite a sight to see. Nestled at the base of Chikamin Ridge and just a short jaunt from the Pacific Crest Trail, this lake is one of the true gems of Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 
Esmeralda Basin (Esmerelda)

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1750 ft.
Highest Point: 5960.0 ft.
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4.24
(25 votes)
Esmeralda Basin promises hikers the opportunity to walk through old forest, meadows brimming with wildflowers, and along rocky hillsides, all while enjoying the striking scenery of the jagged and craggy Esmeralda Peaks.
 
 
Pete Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 3200.0 ft.
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3.44
(32 votes)
The Pete Lake trail is a mild-mannered path with something to offer for hikers, campers, children, birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and aquaphiles. This even-tempered route follows the Cooper River 4.5 miles to its headwater, passing through a diverse old-growth forest and terminating at an alpine lake sitting in the shadows of Big Summit Chief and Chimney Rock.
 
 
Quick Creek Camp

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 950 ft.
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2.75
(4 votes)
Waptus Pass Trail connects Pete Lake Trail with the Waptus River Trail, climbing steeply out of the Salmon La Sac area to Pete Lake and Waptus Lake to reach Waptus Pass.
 
 
Sasse Ridge

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 5730.0 ft.
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Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
A lovely ridge walk to a somewhat underwhelming mountaintop, with connections to other destinations in the area.
 
 
Navaho Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 6000.0 ft.
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4.00
(40 votes)
Navaho Pass is an excellent introduction to the Teanaway area. Rife with wildflowers, fascinating geology, and just enough elevation gain to keep it interesting, this hike has just about everything that the Teanaway is known for.
 
 
Boulder Creek - Gallagher Head Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 5606.0 ft.
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Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
With options on which way you want to hike, this destination offers great backpacking opportunities and beautiful views.
 
 
Escondido Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
13.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 4650.0 ft.
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2.25
(4 votes)
Take a short side trip from Waptus Pass to a small, shallow lake on Polallie Ridge.
 
 
Fourth Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
3.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
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Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
Accessible from the Beverly Turnpike trail or from the Ingalls Creek trail, Fourth Creek is a hiker-only trail that connects Beverly Turnpike with the Ingalls Creek trail and allows hikers to create loops in the popular Teanaway area.
 
 
Teanaway Community Forest - Exclamation Point Rock

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
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Exclamation Point Rock is a geological rarity in Washington, and part of the developing Teanaway Community Forest. Right now it is difficult to access this location without trespassing on private property. Hikers are discouraged from visiting this area.
 
 
Deep Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
14.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
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Average rating:
4.00
(8 votes)
This trail takes hikers up close and personal with Cathedral Rock before dropping down to the shores of Deep Lake.
 
 
Beverly Turnpike

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2350 ft.
Highest Point: 5800.0 ft.
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Average rating:
2.75
(8 votes)
Spanning the Wenatchee Mountains and offering views of the backside of the Enchantment Peaks, the Beverly Turnpike trail (named for the two creeks it parallels) offers a straightforward out-and-back hike to a pass, or a more rugged thru-hike into the Ingalls Creek drainage. It also can be used to create loop hikes, or access nearby peaks. Hikers share this trail with mountain bikes and horses, and it isn’t uncommon to see occasional evidence of them along the way.
 
 
Cooper Lake Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
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Snowshoe around a lake in the Salmon La Sac area; you'll share the area with motorized users, as well.
 
 
Cooper River Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2900.0 ft.
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2.67
(3 votes)
A snowy ramble along a river east of Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 
Hex Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 5034.0 ft.
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Average rating:
3.70
(10 votes)
Hex Mountain is now located partially on private property please and is inaccessible to vehicles.
 
 
Elbow Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3740 ft.
Highest Point: 5710.0 ft.
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2.38
(8 votes)
Be prepared for a real spring workout to reach Elbow Peak and its grand vista of peaks in the central and south Cascades. Along the way, be sure to stop and view the multitude of flowers.
 
 
Yellow Hill

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2827 ft.
Highest Point: 5527.0 ft.
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Average rating:
2.50
(8 votes)
In the aftermath of the 2017 Jolly Mountain fire, this forest walk to a wonderful viewpoint has become a study in the effects of fire. Even so, the spring flowers are a beautiful contrast and the vista includes Mount Rainier.
 
 
Lemah Meadow

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
1.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 3250.0 ft.
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Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Lemah Meadow is a marshy clearing set at the foot of Lemah Mountain. Although the meadow lies along the Pacific Crest Trail, it is most easily reached by the Pete Lake Trail. A couple of scenic campsites make this a fun alternative to staying at the busy shores of Pete Lake.
 
 
Hyas Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 3500.0 ft.
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Average rating:
2.50
(10 votes)
The relatively flat hike to this long, shallow lake makes an excellent destination for families with children or an easy overnight camping trip.
 
 
Hex Mountain Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 5034.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(14 votes)
A steep but rewarding Cascades snowshoe with great views from the summit. Low avalanche risk makes this a popular winter destination.