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123 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.
Rating:
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.
 
 
Teanaway Peak/Gene's Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Highest Point: 6779.0 ft.
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3.00
(4 votes)
Great views of the entire Stuart Range on this scramble via the Beverly Turnpike trail.
 
 
Lake Ann

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2200 ft.
Highest Point: 6500.0 ft.
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Average rating:
3.60
(10 votes)
Discover a pleasant alpine lake alternative to nearby, crowded Lake Ingalls. Tranquil Lake Ann can't boast the same dramatic view of jagged Mount Stuart, but it has its fair share of scenery, especially during fall when the larches around it turn to gold.
 
 
Tuck and Robin Lakes

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6300.0 ft.
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Average rating:
4.26
(31 votes)
A beautiful granite basin housing two sparkling lakes and big views. Explorations abound with nearly a dozen lakes to look down upon or explore around.
 
 
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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Average rating:
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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Average rating:
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.
 
 
Paddy-Go-Easy Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2560 ft.
Highest Point: 6080.0 ft.
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Average rating:
3.62
(13 votes)
The relentless but scenic climb up to Paddy-Go-Easy Pass is often used to access scrambling routes on nearby peaks, or further adventures beyond the pass. On its own, the Paddy-Go-Easy Pass trail offers views of Tucquala Lake and Mount Daniel as well as The Cradle and mountain ranges to the east.
 
 
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.
 
 
Mount Stuart

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6309 ft.
Highest Point: 9416.0 ft.
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Average rating:
5.00
(3 votes)
Mount Stuart is a popular climb in the Enchantments area of Washington State. Have gear and climbing expertise before you attempt this.
 
 
Lake Ingalls

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.30
(97 votes)
There's no question why Ingalls Lake is one of the most popular destinations in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is a stunning blue lake, set high in a basin beneath rocky peaks, showcasing striking Mount Stuart as its backdrop. The trail to this treasure is filled with delights, both for the summer adventurer as well as for those hikers who appreciate fall colors. Views of the craggy Esmeralda Peaks, a walk through beautiful Headlight Basin plus a pretty picture of the imposing Stuart Range are just a few of the wonders along the way.
 
 
Longs Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 6250.0 ft.
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Average rating:
4.27
(15 votes)
Longs Pass provides unbelievable views, but only after an unbelievable amount of elevation gain. In less than 3 miles, you'll climb more than 2000 feet in elevation -- that's quite like climbing a staircase for three miles. It's shady the first half, but soon comes out into an exposed area; bring as much water as you can carry!
 
 
Spade Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
25.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
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Average rating:
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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Average rating:
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.
 
 
Navaho Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
13.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4223 ft.
Highest Point: 7223.0 ft.
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Average rating:
4.50
(22 votes)
From Navaho Pass, the trail to Navaho Peak is siren-like, pulling you towards the summit long after you realize how tired you are. But for peak-baggers, or those simply interested in getting a gorgeous view from a relatively easy-to-navigate peak, the views are worth the extra effort.
 
 
Koppen Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 6031.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.93
(14 votes)
The Teanaway is a fabulous drainage with year-round opportunities. Koppen sits on an easily accessed ridge line which lacks the crowds of many of the other hikes in this area. Commanding views of the Stuart Range, and further away, the Pacific Crest make for stunning scenery. Although this trail’s rewards are an end unto itself, it may also easily be combined with numerous other peaks, ridgelines, or drainages for longer loop trails.
 
 
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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Average rating:
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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Average rating:
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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Average rating:
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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Average rating:
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.
 
 
Scatter Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
Climb on an old sheep driveway. It's a steep trek past a junction with the County Line Trail to meadows, where the faint, sometimes invisible trail can be followed up to a 6200-foot pass.
 
 
Jolly Mountain via Sasse Ridge Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2003 ft.
Highest Point: 6443.0 ft.
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0.00
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Use this route to access the summit of this Teanaway peak, and you'll be pleased to find it's half as short as the standard 13-mile roundtrip approach. The trailside environment is stark, since this area burned recently, and while life is rebounding here, it’s still more austere than jolly. Note that this summit is also accessible via the West Fork Teanaway Trail, Yellow Hill, and Jolly Creek or Paris Creek, though all those are multi-mile treks, deserving of overnighting, or at least a very early start.
 
 
Escondido Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
13.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 4650.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
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.
Rating:
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.