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74 Hikes
Mount Stuart

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6309 ft.
Highest Point: 9416.0 ft.
Rating:
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.
 
 
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)
Area Closure: Effective July 23 2021 this area and all lands in Eastern Washington managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are temporarily closed to the public to prevent the risks associated with wildfires. This area will reopen once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Paddy-Go-Easy Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2560 ft.
Highest Point: 6080.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(12 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.
 
 
Longs Pass

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 6250.0 ft.
Rating:
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!
 
 
Tuck and Robin Lakes

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.27
(30 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.
 
 
Spade Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
25.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
With options on which way you want to hike, this destination offers great backpacking opportunities and beautiful views.
 
 
No Name Ridge - Thorp Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5854.0 ft.
Rating:
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.
 
 
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.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
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.
 
 
Iron Peak via Tooth Saddle Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3050 ft.
Highest Point: 6500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
This alternate approach to Iron Peak begins at the Beverly Turnpike trailhead.
 
 
Deep Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
14.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
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.
Rating:
Average rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
Average rating:
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.
Rating:
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.
Rating:
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.